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    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

The Sandy Hook Proving Ground

Standing at the proof battery c. 1910.

Two soldiers pose at the Proof Battery, c. 1900.

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.

For more detailed information on the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, click here.

The Sandy Hook Proving Ground is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.

View the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District Nomination Form.

View the Historic Resource Study, Sandy Hook Proving Ground 1874-1919.

View the Officers Club Building 114, Historic Structures Report.


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