From historic sites to hallowed ground, this day plan is built for those who want to jump right into history.
- Print or download your tour map.
- Start your day with a classic Jersey pork roll, egg, and cheese on a hard roll at Tony’s Freehold Grill.
- Follow in the footsteps of the Monmouth Campaign:
- See where General Knyphausen’s division crossed Crosswicks Creek, the original 18th century Waln House, and a working grist mill at Historic Walnford.
- The Village Inn served as Washington’s Headquarters in Englishtown during the Battle of Monmouth.
- Tennent Church was a field hospital after the Battle of Monmouth, and is the final resting place of British Lieutenant Colonel Henry Monckton, the highest ranking officer killed during the battle.
- General Sir Henry Clinton used the Covenhoven House as his headquarters while the British army was encamped around Freehold just prior to the battle.
- Have lunch at the historic Moore’s Tavern.
- Walk the fields of Monmouth Battlefield State Park.
- Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse in the country, and stood watch as the British evacuated New Jersey after the Battle of Monmouth in the first days of July 1778.
- Explore three centuries of New Jersey’s military heritage at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey in Sea Girt.
- Enjoy some fresh seafood with a waterfront view at Bahr’s Landing in Highlands or Red’s Lobster Pot in Point Pleasant.
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Ingenuity, technology, culture and history come together during our annual Walnford Day celebration at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. This Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors have an opportunity to participate in hands-on historical activities; view demonstrations and displays of historic crafts, trades, industry and artistry; explore the 1773 Waln house from cellar to attic; play old-fashioned games; and so much more! Visit our website for more information: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com. #MonmouthCountyParks #MonmouthCounty #YoursToDiscover #NJhistory #history #NJparks #NJfamily #weekend