Historic Fort Hamilton is located in the south western corner of Brooklyn, New York surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. The cornerstone of this coastal defense fort was set in 1825 and the first garrison flag was raised in 1831. While many of the original structures are gone, some having yielded to the construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, part of the old fort remains on the grounds of the United States Army Fort Hamilton Garrison. Colonels Row, the Fort Hamilton Community Club, Lee House and the Harbor Defense Museum are on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic museum is located in the
corner of the old fort and is virtually untouched.
houses the 1179th Deployment Control Group, 343d Combat
Support Hospital, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers and 434d Medical battalion.
phone numbers: Commercial (718)630-4101 or
address: Fort Hamilton, NY 11252
1,730 active duty; 4,943 family members; 546
officer family units; 859 enlisted family units; 58
unaccompanied personnel units (718)630-4535
lodging: 48-unit guest house (718)630-4892
Support Center: (718)630-4754
Care: Center for 150, short wait; four
approved homes (718)630-4079
care: Clinic. Appointments
(718)630-4129; Tricare (718)630-4611
Fort Hamilton - Brooklyn, NY
large size commissary - (718)630-4951,
a medium exchange, a mall, and one shoppette
(718)748-3440. Recreation at Fort Hamilton - Brooklyn, NY
includes bowling, recreation center, theater, gym, tennis,
swimming, and outdoor activities.