Fort Hancock Day

Date & Time
10/15/2017 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Fee Information
FREE

Join us as we commemorate the renaming of "Fortifications at Sandy Hook" to "Fort Hancock" in October 1895.  As part of this commemoration, volunteers from the Army Ground Forces Association uniformed as World War II era Coast artillery soldiers will bring Battery Gunnison/New Peck and its 6-inch guns to life as they were in October 1943.  See the fully restored 1920s to 1940s vintage interior electric system and learn about Fort Hancock Army medical support.  Learn how the Army planned to counter chemical weapons with the fully restored Chemical Decomtamination and Overpressure system.  Learn  about 1940s metal working machines and see machinists making parts to repair or replicate historic items.  Participate in loading the guns, tracking ships, learn "artillery math" and experience a soldier's life at Fort Hancock in October 1943.


Location:
Sandy Hook - Battery Gunnison/New Peck

Time:
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Fee Information:
FREE

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Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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