• Fourth oldest installation in the nation
    • West Point (1778)
    • Carlisle Barracks (1779)
    • Fort Leslie J McNair (1791)
    • Fort Hamilton (1831)
  • Named after Alexander Hamilton, 1st Secretary of Treasury
  • July 4th, 1776 - American Revolution - Battle of Brooklyn
  • 1783 0 Last British Soldiers passed through the Narrows
  • War of 1812 - Held a British fleet at bay, saving New York City
  • 1825 - Fort Hamilton cornerstone place; Garrisoned in 1831
  • 1861 - Civil War Artillery & Infantry Regimental Training Area
  • World War I and World War II Embarkation Center
  • 1974 - Designate a Historic Landmark in the National Registry


Noteworthy Tenants

  • Captain Robert E Lee
  • Lieutenant Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
  • Captain Abner Doubleday
  • General Stanley McChrystal