PHOTO: Seabrook-Wilson House (Spy House) in Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township. AHH File photo
NEW JERSEY - Americans will celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Nation on July 4th. Since New Jersey claims the honor of being the Crossroads of the Revolution it is a perfect time to take a day trip around Monmouth County to visit Revolutionary War historic sites.
The following information is provided by www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com by Al Frazza - the online field guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War historic sites.
Each town in the list below is highlighted on the website with images and details about the historic sites.
Historic New Jersey
New Jersey played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. George Washington spent more time in New Jersey than anywhere else during the war. New Jersey's strategic location made it a center of Revolutionary War activity.
This website's detailed list of Revolutionary War historic sites includes everything from major battlefield sites to small roadside markers and monuments. This valuable tool can help you locate the historic sites in and around your own town, as well as help you plan day trips to other parts of the state. People visiting and vacationing in New Jersey can conveniently locate places to visit during their stay. Nothing compares to the understanding and excitement generated by knowing that you are standing in the actual spots where historic events occurred! New Jersey offers a large number of these historic places. This website has photographs, information, and directions for over 600 Revolutionary War historic sites located throughout all 21 New Jersey counties.
From Washington's 1776 retreat across New Jersey to the crossing of the Delaware River; from the Battle of Monmouth to the brutal winter spent by the army in Morristown, New Jersey's role in the founding of the nation was vital. Use this website as a guide to explore it for yourself firsthand!
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
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