Families at Fort Hancock
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.
Did You Know?
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...