Fort Hancock

Location
 
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Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area
Highlands, NJ 07732
732-872-5970
Fax: 718-354-4605
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Description
Located in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area near the tip of the Sandy Hook peninsula overlooking the entrance to New York Harbor, this fort played a key role in harbor defense and navigation since 1764 when the Sandy Hook Lighthouse (the oldest operating lighthouse in America) was built.