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Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield

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100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
856 853-5120 http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/p/parks/parkgolf/redbank/default.asp

In 1748, Quakers Ann and James Whitall established a 400-acre plantation at Red Bank along the Delaware River. This bustling plantation included fruit orchards, a lumberyard, a shad fishery, livestock and a ferry. Together, Ann and James raised nine children who worked the plantation alongside dozens of indentured servants hailing from Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

In 1777, the American Revolution interrupted life at Red Bank when American forces constructed For Mercer next to the Whitall House. On October 22, 1777, Colonel Christopher Green’s Rhode Island Regiment inflicted heavy losses on Hessian soldiers and the Whitall home served as a field hospital. Hundreds of Hessian soldiers lost their lives in the battle and were buried just north of the house. The Whitall family never forgave the American forces for the devastation they inflicted on their beloved property.

One Sunday a month, the House and Fort offer special programs focusing on an aspect of the park’s history. Ever wonder how people made clothes in the 1700″s? What was it like to be a Revolutionary soldier? How did women prepare meals? Why is Fort Mercer so important to Revolutionary history? Heritage Days are always family friendly and filled with great activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Colonial Tea at the Whitall House/Red Bank Battlefield

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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Treat Mom, Daughter, a Friend or yourself to Colonial Tea at the Whitall House! Tea will include dainty sandwiches, desserts, and a wide variety of tea. Kettles will be bubbling in the hearth in the colonial kitchen. Tea lasts one hour, and there are four seating times available--noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Reservations are required, and the reservation deadline is April 27, 2018. Seating is limited so reserve early. $12.00 per person. For more information or to…

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Colonial Craft: Herbal Wreaths at the Whitall House/Red Bank Battlefield

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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Make your own herbal wreath. The cost is $10 and registration is required. Please call 856-307-6456. For more information click here.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Annual Flower Show at the Whitall House/Red Bank Battlefield

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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Join us for our annual flower show! Enjoy vendors, gardening activities, kids' fun, and beautiful plants on display. Learn about how to keep that garden growing throughout the summer, tour the beautiful Whitall gardens, and enjoy family-friendly activities. For more information click here.

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