The Gateway Museum Collection

The Gateway National Recreation Area museum collection contains a great variety of objects ranging from artillery shells to sea shells. Aircraft to insects, this collection contains something of interest to everyone.

The museum holdings relate to the history of the park and include significant archival and historical collections related to the military, aviation and recreational stories and sites throughout the park.

These holdings also include an archeological and a natural history collection.

Through the generosity of the Sandy Hook Foundation, the National Park Service has been able to purchase items and add them to the museum collection.

Archival holdings include photographs, architectural drawings, manuals, maps, menus, newspapers and more. The history objects in the collection include a wide variety of items such as uniforms, insignia, cups, plaques and jewelry.

Inquires about the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area Museum Collection can be made by contacting Felice Ciccione at or calling 732-345-4537 .