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Monmouth Battlefield State Park

The battle of Monmouth (Sunday, June 28, 1778) was the longest battle of the American Revolution. That battle is reenacted every year on the same site that George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, Cato Griger, and Mary Hayes (Molly Pitcher) faced the Crown Forces led by Generals Sir Henry Clinton and Charles Cornwallis. The Visitor Center features displays and artifacts of the battle including audio-visual programs and hands-on interpretation. Educators can contact the interpreter for information (Sundays only during winter months) and can arrange a tour with groups at the Visitor Center during the week.

Highlights
  • Tours of the battlefield include the following sites:

    - The Hedgerow - the scene of bloody hand to hand fighting

    - Perrine Ridge - where Mary Hayes (Molly Pitcher) fought

    - Craig House - used as a field hospital during the battle

  • Camp Vredenburgh, a Civil War training camp where three New Jersey regiments were trained during 1862-63, is located on park grounds.

  • The Friends of the Monmouth Battlefield provide a full calendar of special programs including:

    Presidents Weekend/Black History Month in February

    Special events at the Craig House, open Sundays 12:30-4 p.m. from April-November

    Revolutionary Days in Monmouth County, weekend events through all of June including the Annual Battle of Monmouth (4th weekend of June each year)

    Guided tours of the battlefield by arrangement
Target Audience(s)
General public, organizations, educators, students of all ages

Division of Parks and Forestry Logo Additional Information
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
347 Freehold-Englishtown Rd
Manalapan NJ 07726
Phone: 732-462-9616
Fax: 732-577-8816
E-Mail: bigfoot@battlefield.com
http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/monbat.html

Teachers' Guide to Educational Programs with New Jersey State Parks, Forests,
Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and the Forest Resource Education Center
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