Going Bunkers: Nine Gun Battery

Fee: Free.

Location:

Sandy Hook, N.J., Lot M

Dates & Times

Date:

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Time:

6:00 PM

Duration:

1 hour and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program
Guided Tour

Description

Explore and tour the north end of Fort Hancock’s Nine Gun Battery, the longest gun battery the U.S. Army ever built for harbor defense. When construction began in 1897, the battery was originally intended to mount three 10-inch caliber disappearing guns, but when construction was completed in 1904 an additional six 12-inch caliber disappearing guns were emplaced, creating a nine gun battery that operated until 1944. Free. Call (732) 872-5970 to make a reservation.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Please call 732-872-5970 to make a reservation for this program.