Coastal Defense Day in Highlands, May 21

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 12:00 Noon

Volunteers from Army Ground Forces Assn. 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, the interior battery vintage electric system, and Fort Hancock Army medical support in May 1943. Visitors can participate in loading the guns, tracking ships, learn artillery math and experience soldier life. The Mortar Battery and Battery Potter will be open with ranger-guided tours.

Location

Fort Hancock, Gateway NRA- Sandy Hook
26 Hudson Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732

Contact: 732-872-5970

Website: https://www.nps.gov/gate/