Within Gateway NRA, a multitude of stories can be told.
Below are pdfs of park brochures. Click on each to view/print.
Sandy Hook Publications
Old Army Town tells the story of Fort Hancock, established in 1895.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse tells the history of the oldest light in the United States.
Defenses of Sandy Hook talks about the military fortifications beginning in the Revolutionary War and ending in the Nike Missile Era.
United States Life-Saving Service discusses the role of this predecessor to the U.S. Coast Guard in the two stations on Sandy Hook.
Womens Army Corps details the history of the first women in the U.S. Army and their arrival at Fort Hancock in World War II.
Sandy Hook Proving Ground tells the story of the U.S. Army's first Proving Ground established to test new guns in 1874.
Highland Beach, New Jersey: A Jersey Shore Destination 1881-1962 explains the story of the beach resort that existed at the southern end of Sandy Hook.
Radar Testing and Development from 1933 to 1942 at Fort Hancock tells the story of how early radar was tested on the beaches of Sandy Hook.
Jamaica Bay Publications
Floyd Bennett Field: The Municipal Airport tells the story of the airport's role in the "Golden Age" of aviation.
Floyd Bennett Field: World War II 1941 - 1945 tells the story of Naval Air Station - New York's role in the Second World War.
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...