Coastal Defense Day

Fee: Free.

Location:

Sandy Hook, NJ Battery Gunnison/New Peck

Dates & Times

Date:

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time:

11:00 AM

Duration:

5 hours

Description

Volunteers from AGFA in WWII uniform bring Battery Gunnison/New Peck and its 6-inch guns to life, as if they were in final modernization and activation in May 1943. Learn about Army Harbor Defense Operations,
restored 1920s to 1940s vintage electric and telephone systems, and Fort Hancock Army medical support in May 1943.
Visitors can participate in loading the guns, tracking ships, learn artillery math, machine shops and experience soldier life.

Reservation or Registration: No