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The missiles were part of the New York harbor defense system. After the attack on 9-11-2001, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jfdunphy1
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"Guides were Great at Battery Gunnison

We made the trip to Sandy Hook with our son's family, so my Grandsons could see where Grandpa spent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OleSmokey63
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The missiles were part of the New York harbor defense system. After the attack on 9-11-2001, the question still exists as to the best way to defend the harbor. A visit to this site can provide logistical cues.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made the trip to Sandy Hook with our son's family, so my Grandsons could see where Grandpa spent most of his time with the Coast Guard. It was a rainy weekend, but it did not stop us from seeing all the buildings and the...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

After spending a beautiful morning walking the beaches of Sandy Hook it’s hard to imagine seeing Nike Missiles here. These missiles were once used to safeguard New York City from bombers during the Cold War. They now serve as a historic reminder of the importance...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Enjoyed see the Missals.. and walking around the facilities .. We seemed to always run short on visit time on our adventure today...

Thank BobZ9
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A walk in time, we met with a historian one of the few places where you can see open house and the few war dogs revisited to share their history back in time. It was a joy to see the equipment they have used and...More

Thank Rene R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Tours only given on certain times, need to check when, Cold war nuclear missile site,military base. Worth taking free tour when at beach.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I spent most of my summer afternoon exploring the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and some of the Historical Plans at Fort Hancock. The lieutenant historical house was decorated in the WWII time frame. All the park rangers were informative and eager to engage in a conversation.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour and I'm happy we stumbled upon it. This base was where nukes surrounding NYC would have been fired from. You can see the old computer equipment that was used to track incoming missiles and fire ours, tour the old command...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wonderful experience and a great place to share with family and friends. The tour will surprise you by the amount of information and the way it is presented. Do not go on a day where your time is limited. Plan to take a lunch and...More

Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Those men are so knowledgeable about the missiles and sandy hook. I thought it was gonna be a five minute tour. I was wrong. It was an hour .. We got to push the red launch button. Cool stuff .. Check the dates to see...More

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I have not been at this park since the big storm. I know a lot of storm damage hit. I would not feel comfortable answering. Suggest you call the park. Wish I could be more helpful.
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I like Bahr's Landing in the Highlands. It gets mixed reviews, but I've always had luck with the German entrées. They have a limited German selection most of the year but there's an expanded Oktoberfest menu in the fall... More
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