Now you can download your own Revolutionary New Jersey guide to exploring a wealth of history and heritage!
Crossroads’ first tour takes travellers back to December 1776, where they can cross the Delaware River with General Washington and follow his army through Trenton to Princeton.
Washington’s withdrawal from the Battle of Princeton was not one without its arduous challenges and treacherous roads. The road to Morristown brought the Continental Army along today’s Millstone National Scenic Byway north toward Somerville and past historic Route 202, Pluckemin, and Vealtown, finally arriving in Morristown, where the exhausted and restless army spent the fast approaching and intense winter.
Take a look behind the scenes of our audio tours here, including bibliographies, sources, and tour notes.
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Crossroads of the American Revolution’s free downloadable smartphone app will include a network of trails to help you connect to New Jersey’s rich Revolutionary-era heritage, on the road or at home. Download a tour to your smartphone, and as you drive, embedded GPS coordinates will activate brief audio stories of people, places and events that connect you to our rich Revolutionary-era heritage. Stop at a featured location to explore on foot and enjoy local recreation, dining or shopping, or continue on and listen to the narrative as you drive.
The Crossroads audio tour series includes stories of the war’s impact on New Jerseyans of all backgrounds and the hard choices they made during the conflict. With accounts of the enslaved, free Blacks, women and children, heritage travelers will find a deeper, more nuanced understanding of life in New Jersey during the late 18th century.
Contact Crossroads Program Manager Amy Osterhout at [email protected] for more information.