HISTORIC SITES &Collections Military FORT HANCOCK Q1 Gateway National Recreation Area Route 36 at Sandy Hook, Highlands 732-872-5970 www.nps.gov/gate www.thefortatsandyhook.net 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 732-462-9616 www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests 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 732-974-5966 www.state.nj.us/military/museum 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 116 732-335-0033 www.njvvmf.org 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 38 www.sparkvisitmonmouth.com 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, N.J. 07733 (Exit 116 Garden State Parkway on the Grounds of the PNC Arts Center) 732.335.0033 WWW.NJVVMF.ORG 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.
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