Category Archives: New Jersey Historical Sites

See George Washington Cross the Delaware River!

241st Anniversary of Washington’s Crossing
to Be Observed In New Jersey

Celebrate one of the most pivotal events in the history of New Jersey (as well as America!) this month by attending a reenactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River with his troops!

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Reenactment of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River – December 2012.
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The 9 Best Places in NJ to Visit for Hamilton Fans

9 Must-See New Jersey Destinations for Hamilton Fans!

Living in the state of New Jersey means that no matter where you go, you’re within driving distance of the places where our revolutionary founding fathers made history and made this country. None of those founding fathers have been as intertwined with modern pop culture as Alexander Hamilton, the most recent example of this being an entire Broadway musical dedicated to his life story, one which you’ve – no doubt – encountered in your day to day life.… Read more...

Things To Do In New Jersey – Old Barracks Museum

Old Barracks Museum Combines Education with Entertainment, Thrilling Thousands of Visitors Annually

On a blustery, bitter cold and snowy Christmas night, General George Washington led 2400 troops across the Delaware River into New Jersey and marched on Trenton to attack the British and Hessian troops. The Battle of Trenton (the first of two) was short, and the Americans emerged victorious, marking a momentous turn in the Revolutionary War.… Read more...

Things To Do In New Jersey – Morristown National Historical Park

A while back, I introduced you to Gateway National Recreation Area and alluded to the fact that New Jersey is home to more national parks than one might initially think. Today, in observance of what seems like the winter that WILL NOT END and in light of the fact that some of our state has still more snow forecasted for the near future, I’d like to introduce you to Morristown National Historical Park.… Read more...

Things to Do In New Jersey – The Peter Mott House

New Jersey is home to a number of African American historic sites and, since February is African American History Month, I plan to feature a number of these sites on Things To Do In New Jersey this month. Many of these sites are free or inexpensive to visit and offer an important perspective on the role New Jersey and its citizens played in the quest for freedom for enslaved blacks, the struggle for civil rights for 20th century African Americans, and African American citizens who played a prominent role in the history of New Jersey and our nation.… Read more...

Things To Do In New Jersey – Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Things To Do In New Jersey – Monmouth Battlefield State Park

In June of 1777, one of the largest battles of the Revolutionary War took place on the rolling farm fields and woodlands of Monmouth Court House in Central New Jersey. It was a sweltering hot day, and nearly as many men died from heatstroke as did from losses to the enemy.… Read more...

Things to Do In New Jersey – Battleship New Jersey

Things to Do In New Jersey – Visit the Battleship New Jersey!
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One of the items on our family’s list of “things to do” this summer was to visit the Battleship New Jersey on the Camden waterfront. … Read more...

Things to Do In New Jersey – Howell Living History Farm

Things to Do In New Jersey – Howell Living History Farm

Step back in time to the year 1900 at the Howell Living History Farm and experience what life was like in the New Jersey farming community of Pleasant Valley in Mercer County. This was a time when gasoline engines were just beginning to become a reality in agriculture, challenging man – and horse – power.… Read more...

Things to Do In New Jersey – Fort Lee Historic Park

Explore Revolutionary History at Fort Lee Historic Park

Many New Jerseyans know that Fort Lee is a town that sits atop the majestic Palisades at the foot of the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge (and a town that has found itself at the center of a certain “Bridgegate” scandal in recent years).… Read more...

Things to Do In New Jersey – Washington Crossing State Park

Things to Do In New Jersey – Washington Crossing State Park

History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love all the things to do and see at Washington Crossing State Park. Located on the banks of the Delaware River in Titusville, New Jersey, this New Jersey State Park is the starting point for one of the most pivotal moments in American history.… Read more...