A growing number of New Jersey’s Revolutionary War-era historic sites are attracting and informing visitors with distinctive Crossroads of the American Revolution signage. Featuring the six-pointed star used in the original United States flag, Crossroads signage raises awareness of New Jersey’s deep Revolutionary War heritage through a prominent identity that makes it easier for tourists and residents to discover history across the state. Crossroads is working to place the signs in advance of the national celebration of the 250th anniversary of American independence in 2026.
Heritage tourism is a key economic driver for New Jersey, and the state’s extensive Revolutionary War history is an asset that’s yet to be leveraged to its fullest extent. Unifying local Revolutionary heritage sites across the state with common branding will make it easier for visitors to put sites into context with New Jersey’s contributions to the fight for independence.
A variety of signage options are available, including wayfinding markers, interpretive signs, map kiosks and more. View the Crossroads signage brochure for samples.
Current signage locations include:
Van Horne House – 941 East Main Street, Bridgewater
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown – 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth
Burial Ground and site of Elizabethtown Academy – 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth
1719 William Trent House – 15 Market Street, Trenton (also directional signage)
Old Barracks Museum – 101 Barrack Street, Trenton
Caldwell Parsonage – 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union
Liberty Hall Museum – 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
New Brunswick and the American Revolution – Rutgers University, 40 College Avenue, New Brunswick
St Michael’s Episcopal Church – 140 N. Warren Street, Trenton
Abraham Staats House – 17 Von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook
Monmouth Battlefield State Park – 16 Highway 33-BR, Manalapan
Morristown National Historical Park – Headquarters Unit, 30 Washington Place, Morristown
Morristown National Historical Park – Fort Nonsense Unit, Chestnut Street, Morristown
Morristown National Historical Park – New Jersey Brigade Unit, 61 Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville
Princeton Battlefield State Park – 500 Mercer Road, Princeton
Washington Crossing State Park – 355 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville
Funding opportunities available
Businesses and foundations can show their support for Revolutionary heritage tourism by sponsoring signs in their host communities, or around the state.
Thank you to our generous funders:
Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO)
New Jersey Historic Trust through the Discover NJ History License Plate Tourism Grant Program
NJM Insurance Group
Hyde and Watson Foundation
For more information on sponsorship opportunities or arranging signage for your site, contact Crossroads’ Heritage Tourism Program Manager Ashley Abruzzo at [email protected] or by calling 609-292-0170