2004-11-26 / Community

A Look At Fort Tilden ‘Between The Wars’

The National Park Service is offering the public an opportunity to learn about the era of Fort Tilden’s history between the two world wars. Tours of several buildings and bunkers built during this period will be included.

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area is offering the public an opportunity to tour historic Fort Tilden on Saturday, December 4 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. Fort Tilden is located on Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway just west of the entrance to the Marine Parkway Bridge.

For information on other programs that are being offered at Gateway National Recreation Area this summer, pick up a program guide at any Gateway location or visit the web at: www.nps.gov/gate

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