mcps spy housePHOTO:  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

Brielle

Osborn Family Burial Ground
Holly Hill Dr.

Colts Neck

Joshua Huddy Homestead Site
Rte. 537 and Rte. 34

Colts Neck Inn
Rte. 537 and Rte. 34

Colts Neck Memorial Park
Private Michael Field Gravesite
Joshua Huddy Memorial

Heyers Mill Rd.

Englishtown

Village Inn
Main St. and Water St.

Moses Laird House
Main St. and Hamilton Rd.
(Private Home)

Freehold

Monmouth Battle Monument
Court St. and Monument St.

Columbia Triumphant Park
Main St. next to the Hall of Records.

Monmouth Court House Site
Main St. and Court St.

Covenhoven House
150 West Main St.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
33 Throckmorton St.

Monmouth County Historical Assoc.
70 Court St.

Highlands

Joshua Huddy Hanging Site
Huddy Park
Bay Ave. and Waterwitch Ave.

Holmdel

Holmes-Hendrickson House
62 Longstreet Rd.

Manalapan

Monmouth Battlefield State Park
347 Rte. 33

Old Tennent Church and Cemetery
448 Tennent Rd.

Marlboro

Old Brick Ref. Church Cemetery
Rte. 520 and Dunn Dr.

Matawan

Burrowes Mansion
94 Main St.

Philip Freneau House
12 Poet Dr.
(Private Home)

Philip Freneau Grave Site
Across from 12 Poet Dr.

Hawkins House
Mill Rd.
(Private Home)

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
New Brunswick Ave near Main St.

Middletown

Murray Farmhouse
345 Oak Hill Rd.
In Poricy Park

Marlpit Hall
137 Kings Hwy.

British Retreat Route Markers
• Kings Hwy. near Normandy Rd.
• Kings Hwy. and Brandywine Way 
• Church St. and Kings Hwy.

British Campsite Markers
• Kings Hwy.
• Monmouth Ave.
• Navesink Ave.

Historic Presbyterian Cemetery
Kings Hwy. and Kings Ct.

Old First Church and Cemetery
69 Kings Hwy.

Throckmorton-Lippit-Taylor Burying Ground
Penelope Ln..

Rumson

Battle of Black Point Marker
East River Rd. and Black Point Rd.

Joshua Huddy's Leap Monument
West Park
Rumson Rd. and Ward Ave.

Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Hartshorne Dr.

Halyburton Memorial
Hartshorne Dr.

British Embarkation Marker
Hartshorne Dr.

Shrewsbury

Christ Church and Cemetery
380 Sycamore Ave.

Patriot Isle
• Sycamore Monument
• Lt. Samuel Hoyt Memorial

Sycamore Ave. and Broad St.

Allen House
400 Sycamore Ave.

Upper Freehold

Historic Walnford
62 Walnford Rd.

West Long Branch

Old Free Church Cemetery
Monmouth Ave. near W. Palmer Ave.