Fort Totten

Queens , NY

The fort, originally called the Fort at Willets Point, was established in 1857 as a major component in the defense system of New York Harbor. The fort’s
surviving structures from various phases of construction vividly depict the changing role of military technology and defense strategy between the Civil War and World War II. In 1898, the Fort at Willets Point was renamed in honor of Maj. Gen. Joseph G. Totten (1788-1864).

Both the Army and the Coast Guard retain some facilities at Fort Totten; however, much of the fort is to be turned over the the City of New York and will be operated under the jurisdiction of the Fire Department, the Parks Department, and the Historic House Trust.

Fort Totten Historic District – June 29, 1999

Location

136-acre site in northeast Queens, north of Bayside, on a peninsula jutting into the Long Island Sound

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Fort Totten Historic District
Fort Totten, Queens, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Historic District

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Designated in June 29, 1999 Fort Totten includes over 100 buildings and smaller secondary structures built between the 1830s and the 1960s. The LEARN MORE
Designated in June 29, 1999 Fort Totten includes over 100 buildings and smaller secondary structures built between the 1830s and the 1960s. The LEARN MORE
Fort Totten Battery
Fort Totten Park, 15th Rd, Bayside, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated September 24, 1974 This fort is a fine example of military architecture. It is representative of the Third System LEARN MORE
Designated September 24, 1974 This fort is a fine example of military architecture. It is representative of the Third System LEARN MORE
Fort Totten Officers’ Club
208 Totten Avenue, Bayside, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated September 24, 1974 The land where this fort stands was sold to the government in May 16, 1857. It LEARN MORE
Designated September 24, 1974 The land where this fort stands was sold to the government in May 16, 1857. It LEARN MORE