DescriptionSurrounded by fish and wildlife management areas, Lakehurst is best known for its role in aviation history. The community was the American terminal for huge, transatlantic, lighter-than-air craft during the 1920s and 1930s. The Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst was a landing site for the German airship Hindenburg, which caught fire and crashed to the field in 1937, resulting in the loss of 36 lives. The event is commemorated by a small monument on the grounds.
Self-guiding toursThe Lakehurst Historical Society offers information about a walking tour of the downtown area's historic sites; phone (732) 657-8864.