Happy Independence Day!
Today we celebrate the courage of our founding fathers and their dedication towards liberating our country! Being one of the first 13 colonies, New Jersey is enriched with historical sites. Below is a list of a few sites that may be worthwhile to visit as we celebrate:
- Princeton Battlefield State Park: Princeton
- George Washington won one of his first fiercest battles against the Bristish Regulars here on Jan.3, 1777.
- Wallace House: Sommerville
- General Washington stayed at a mansion built by John Wallace in the winter of 1778.
- Washington's Headquarters: Morristown
- The site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General Washington.
- Washington Crossing State Park: Titusville
- After landing at Johnson's Ferry at the location of Washington Crossing State Park, Washington led his army to Trenton, where they defeated the Hessian troops in a surprise attack.
- Hancock House: Lower Alloways Creek Township
- The site of a British-led massacre during the Revolutionary War. Approximately 200 British troops crossed Alloway Creek in the early morning hours of March 21, 1778 and killed eight local militia.
- Monmouth Battlefield: Manalapan
- One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in Monmouth County. Perhaps most notable for creating the American legend Molly Pitcher.
- Old Barracks: Trenton
- The last remaining British military barracks in North America.