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Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned New Jersey Spot And It’s Actually Amazing

Fort Hancock is a former United States Army fort at Sandy Hook. Built in 1859, the coastal artillery base was decommissioned in 1974. Portions of the base remain intact and the oldest working lighthouse in the nation stands on its grounds. Still, much of Fort Hancock is in disrepair.

Can you believe these buildings have only been abandoned for about 40 years? It’s incredible to see how quickly Mother Nature is reclaiming her territory.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.