Open House New York: Fort Totten
Saturday, October 19, 2019
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tucked away on the northeastern edge of Queens is a rare remnant of New York City’s past that many don’t even know exist.
Nearly 100 acres of land on the Willets Peninsula, originally inhabited by the Matinecock Native Americans and then owned by the Willets family, was used as a federal military base from the Civil War through the 1980s. In 1984, part of the land was turned over to New York City Parks and today, only a small portion of the land is still utilized by the federal government for the U.S. Army and Coast Guard.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a tour of this historic landmark in Queens.