Fort Hancock is a former United States Army fort at Sandy Hook, located in Monmouth County, along the Atlantic coast of eastern New Jersey. This coastal artillery base played an important part in the defense of New York Harbor and played a role in the history of New Jersey. Between 1874 and 1919, Fort Hancock was operated in conjunction with the Army's Sandy Hook Proving Ground. Fort Hancock was decommissioned in 1974. Today, the it is managed by the National Park Service as part of the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.
FortHancock.org was founded in February 2009 by a group of individuals with a great interest in Fort Hancock, its buildings, its stories and its history. Their goal is to create the ultimate online resource for all things about the fort.
This website is an independent project launched for the benefit of anyone with an interest in the history of Fort Hancock. We are not affiliated with the U.S. Army, National Park Service, Sandy Hook Foundation or any other government agency, private organization or business.
The main website is currently under development and will be launched in the near future.