10 Most Endangered Sites
in New Jersey Program
The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey Program spotlights irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources in New Jersey that are in imminent danger of being lost. The act of listing these resources acknowledges their importance to the heritage of New Jersey, and draws attention to the predicaments that endanger their survival and the survival of historic resources statewide. The list, generated from nominations by the public, aims to attract new perspectives and ideas to sites in desperate need of creative and proactive methods for restoration, use, and sustainability for generations to come.
PNJ will host the announcement and networking activities on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 9:00am - 11:00am at the historic Spermaceti Cove No. 2 Life Saving Station within the Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook.
PNJ will be joined by the advocates for this year’s endangered historic places to support New Jersey’s threatened cultural and architectural heritage. The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places program spotlights irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archeological resources in New Jersey that are in imminent danger of being lost. The act of listing these resources acknowledges their importance to the heritage of New Jersey and draws attention to the predicaments that endanger their survival and the survival of historic resources statewide. The list, generated from nominations by the public, aims to attract new perspectives and ideas to sites in desperate need of creative solutions.
Although PNJ’s 10 Most Endangered Places list is published once per year, the fight for the preservation of our historic and cultural resources is daily. Our educational programming and advocacy efforts continue year-round. Many properties previously listed among the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places have once again become assets to New Jersey’s communities. We will see this trend and encouragement as we return back to Sandy Hook, who has been nominated several times to the 10 Most.
Location: Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook at the historic Spermaceti Cove No. 2 Life Saving Station
GPS Address:128 South Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732
Historic Spermaceti Cove No. 2 Life Saving Station noted as area 3. U.S. Life-Saving Station / Visitor Center on the attached map.
Directions to the park are in the attached link: Sandy Hook Directions
Admission: Admission to the event is open and free to the public.
Parking: There is a $20 charge per day for entering the park from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Credit cards are the preferred method of payment. Once in the park, areas are free.
Note: There are National Park Passes and discounts for Military Service and Seniors. Please visit the website here.
PNJ through its sponsor, Monmouth University Department of History & Anthropology will be providing some parking passes for FREE for the first registrants. This will be limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Accessibility: The northwest corner of the historic Spermaceti Cove No. 2 Life Saving Station has an accessible entrance. Chairs will be provided at the event. There is accessible parking located at all facilities and beach access points. All restrooms and picnic pavilions are accessible.
Due to their historic nature, access is limited to the Sandy Hook lighthouse, historic forts and batteries.
Food: Networking will take place throughout the program. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided prior to the start of the program; followed by sandwich lunches for guests following the program.
After the Event: Guests will be able to enjoy the day on the Hook. Tours and programs provided by the National Park Service will be shared and are open to all.
General Information: For more information about the park, please visit their website in the link provided: Plan Your Visit
Event Registration: While the event is free and open to the public, registration helps us prepare for seating and food. Guests can RSVP at the link provided.
Our 2023 Program Sponsors
This event is not made possible without the coordination and support of these partners. We appreciate the generosity and guidance in putting together the 2023 Ten Most Program.