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Description - Information provided by New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry The Battle of Monmouth

On June 28 & 29, 2003 Monmouth Battlefield celebrated the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth. Over 20,000 spectators witnessed the largest land artillery battle of the American Revolution, as over 2,300 period reenactors recreated the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.

The Battle of Monmouth Reenactment is an annual event at the park. Pass pacing sentries, see enlisted men clean their weapons or idle away their time gambling, and watch the women of the army cook, mend, and wash. You may encounter a drum major drilling his musicians or the court martial of a rebel. At the parade ground, watch soldiers drill or artillerists fire their cannon. Keep an eye on your children, or the recruiting sergeant may have them drilling with wooden muskets.

Attractions - Battlefield Restoration

The exterior of the 1745 Rhea-Applegate house has been restored, and a landscape restoration program is recreating Revolutionary War fences, lanes, and woodlot. The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield are raising funds to restore the 1730s Sutfin-Herbert House. Both public and private partnerships are funding these ambitious restoration programs.

Craig House - During the battle, this farmhouse was the home of John and Ann Craig and their three children. The 1746 kitchen is Dutch-framed, while the two-story addition is English-framed. The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield provide guided tours of the refurnished house at specific times.

Recreation - Hunting: special deer hunt only (by permit)

Winter sports: sledding, cross-country skiing

Horseback riding

Hiking

Climate - The temperatures in New Jersey vary slightly, with the southern area being the warmest. Winter weather can start by October and is in full force by November, temperatures average 20 to 40 degrees. Spring can begin in mid March and brings temperatures of 50 degrees F, by April temperatures can reach 65 degrees F. Summer weather can extend from late May to mid September, and temperatures often reach 95 degrees during this season with nighttime lows near 65 degrees. Fall weather has temperatures between 65 and 45 degrees F. Precipitation levels in New Jersey are highest from March through August.

Location - Monmouth County

Located approximately 12 miles east of exit 8 of the NJ Turnpike on Route 33.

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


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Contact Information:
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 347 Freehold Englishtown Rd , Manalapan, NJ, 07726, Phone: (732) 462-9616
, Michele.buckley@dep.state.nj.us

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