• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

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Families at Fort Hancock

Col. Corley's son and friends at birthday party at Battery Gunnison, 1965.

Col. Corley's son and friends at birthday party at Battery Gunnison, 1965.

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Fort Hancock was more than an Army base. It was home to thousands of families over its nearly eighty years in service.

Spouses and children offer a different look at life at the Fort. Here are a few of their stories.

To see Fort Hancock through the eyes of a family's camera, click here and here.

 

Did You Know?

World War I recruiting poster for the Coastal Artillery Corps.

All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...