Fort Hancock Historic District

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http://www.nps.gov/gate

The fort has played a strategic role in defending the approaches to New York harbor from 1895 until 1974. The Historic District traces the history of the first U.S. Army Artillery Proving Ground and the evolution of artillery technology from steam-lift gun batteries through Nike Air Defense Missiles that were deployed here. The Sandy Hook lighthouse, built in 1764, is the nation's oldest lighthouse still in use.

Visitors can tour historic officer's quarters, the Sandy Hook Museum with exhibits of military memorabilia and enjoy swimming, fishing, windsurfing, bird watching and hiking.

Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Historic Area
Rt. 36
Highlands NJ
(732) 872-0115

Location
Country
USA
State
NJ
City
Highlands
Address
RT 36

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