Plan Your Visit



Due to COVID-19 precautions, our public opening hours are suspended until further notice. We are accepting bookings for private events and film shoots at 718-352-1548 or You can also reach us by phone if you wish to contact us for any other business reason. We anticipate reopening this fall and are working to safely welcome back visitors to the Castle!


Bayside Historical Society is open to the public year-round. Please note that we are closed on all federal holidays.


Weekdays: 12pm-4pm, Thursday & Friday
Weekends: 12pm-4pm, Saturday


Weekends: 12pm-4pm, Monday-Friday

Other days and times by appointment; call 718-352-1548 or e-mail

A suggested $5.00 admission helps defray BHS’s operating expenses and maintain the Castle. Information about school, youth, college, and adult group programs are available on our educational programs page.

The Castle has a wheelchair accessible ramp with first floor access and a wheelchair accessible restroom. There is no elevator to the second floor, but there is a chair stair lift in place.

The Officers' Club/The Castle in Fort Totten Park



The entrance to Fort Totten is located at the corner of Bell Boulevard and 212th Street.

Car: Take the Clearview Expressway north to Exit 7 (Willets Point Boulevard); turn right onto the Cross Island Parkway service road; at the third light, turn left onto 212th Street, which leads into Fort Totten.  Or, take the Cross Island Parkway north to Exit 32 (Bell Boulevard) and make a right at the light into Little Bay Park and Fort Totten Park.

Parking is available at the Little Bay Park parking lot just outside of the Fort Totten entrance.

Arrangements to drive into the park must be made in advance. Please call the Castle for details: 718-352-1548.

Bus: Take the Q13 or Q16 to the Fort Totten stop.

LIRR: Take the Port Washington Branch to Bayside; then either a cab (car service is available next door to the train station) or the bus (Q13) to Fort Totten Park.




Bayside Historical Society

208 Totten Avenue

Fort Totten

Bayside, NY 11359

Tel: 718-352-1548

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