The Sandy Hook Proving Ground
NPS/Gateway NRA Museum Collection and U.S. Army
The Sandy Hook Proving Ground was the first U.S. Army Proving Ground. It was established in 1874 to test new weaponry. In 1919, it moved to Aberdeen, Maryland.
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The Sandy Hook Proving Ground is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.
Did You Know?
Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.