monmouth_battlefieldRe-enactment this weekend!

TRENTON – On Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m., Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin will keynote a ceremony for the opening of the new $8 million visitor center for Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan.

The state-of-the-art visitor center boasts interactive exhibits, artwork, timelines, maps and excavated artifacts from the day-long battle, as well as a souvenir and book shop. It is an example of the Christie Administration’s commitment to sustainable parks that enhance the visitor’s experience.

The center will be opened to the public on Friday, June 14. This Saturday and Sunday marks the 235th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle. More than 1,000 re-enactors are expected to participate in battle and encampment re-enactments during the weekend.

Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park is located at 16 Business Route 33 Manalapan, NJ 07726.

Directions: From the New Jersey Turnpike, take exit 8 for Business Route 33. Follow Business Route 33 east for approximately 12 miles to the park entrance.

From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 123 to Route 9 south for 15 miles to business Route 33 west. The park is located 1.5 miles on the right.

For full schedule of events, visit: http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/reenactment.html