2004-07-16 / Community

NPS Hosts Tour Of Historic Fort Tilden

NPS Hosts Tour Of Historic Fort Tilden

The National Park Service (NPS) at Gateway National Recreation Area is offering the public an opportunity to tour historic Fort Tilden on Saturday, July 17th at 1 p.m.

Participants will explore historic batteries and bunkers with a park ranger, and learn about Fort Tilden’s role in the coastal defense network of New York City from World War I through the Cold War era.

This program is free but reservations are required. To reserve, please phone the Fort Tilden Visitor Contact Station at (718) 318-4300. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring drinking water and insect protection. Fort Tilden is located on Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway just west of the entrance to the Marine Parkway Bridge.

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