HISTORIC SITES &Collections
FORT HANCOCK Q1
Gateway National Recreation Area
Route 36 at Sandy Hook, Highlands
Fort Hancock defended New York Harbor first from assault by sea and
then from air attack from 1898 to 1972, when it was decommissioned and
turned over to the National Park System. The fort includes gun batteries
and over 100 other buildings, including the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and the
Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center.
MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK H8
16 Business Route 33, Manalapan
In June 1778, the Battle of Monmouth was a political triumph for the
Continental Army and General George Washington, who met the British
in an open field and forced them to retreat. Visitors learn about the battle
through wayside exhibits, and a reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth is
held annually in late June.
NATIONAL GUARD MILITIA MUSEUM
OF NEW JERSEY P13
National Guard Training Center
Route 71, Sea Girt Ave., Sea Girt
The museum presents the role of the New Jersey Militia and National Guard,
using original and reproduction uniforms, weapons, photographs, artifacts
and art from the colonial period to the present day.
NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
AND VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER L4
1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel (at PNC Bank Arts Center)
Garden State Pkwy. Exit 116
The memorial honors the sacrifices made by New Jersey residents
who served or gave their lives serving in Southeast Asia. An open-air
pavilion includes 366 black granite panels engraved with the name,
date of birth and date of casualty of each New Jerseyan killed or missing.
Three symbolic statues stand at the center of the pavilion honoring all
who served. The unique museum and educational center present
information about the Vietnam era through videos, artifacts and moving
letters from the veterans who served between 1959 and 1975.
VISIT NEW JERSEY’S TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY
Photo by ShoreGrafx
Photo courtesy of NJVVMF
TO REMEMBER, TO HEAL, TO HONOR...
NEW EXHIBIT TAKES FLIGHT! VISIT THE HUEY HELICOPTER PLAZA
Located at the Museum Entrance and Simulated with Sound
1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, N.J. 07733
(Exit 116 Garden State Parkway
on the Grounds of the PNC Arts Center)
Visit our website for hours, admission
and year-round programming
Grounds also feature...
Memorial Statue by Sculptor Thomas Jay Warren
5.5 acres of beautiful pedestrian pathways and gardens
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation is 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Donations encouraged.