Now you can download your own Revolutionary New Jersey guide to exploring a wealth of history and heritage.
Crossroads has partnered with TravelStorysGPS to bring you free audio tours that explore New Jersey’s diverse Revolutionary War history. Download the TravelStorys app to your mobile phone or tablet using the buttons above, or click here for instructions on how to access Crossroads tour once you’ve downloaded the app (instructions will open in a new tab).
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Travel in time to December 1776 as General Washington and his troops prepare to make a perilous trip across the Delaware River. Meet them on the shores of the icy river, listen as they make the historic crossing and follow their route to Trenton for two historic confrontations, then on to Princeton.
Tour available in English and Spanish.
Starting site: Thompson-Neely House, New Hope, PA
Final site: Princeton Battle Monument, Princeton, NJ
Duration: 1.5 Hours
In January 1777, George Washington led his victorious, but exhausted, troops on a 3-day march from Princeton to the safety of winter quarters in Morristown. But it would not be the last time the Continental Army would stay in this area. In fact, along this route are three homes that the General would use as his headquarters for fully one-fifth of this wartime command. The Washington Slept Here tour explores how New Jersey was the literal and figurative crossroads of the American Revolution from 1776 to 1783.
The tour can be taken in either direction with starting points at the Princeton Battle Monument in downtown Princeton or the Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Find out more about the historians, artists and technical team behind the Crossroads audio tour, and the sources behind the stories we tell on the tour. You’ll also find sources and bibliographies you can use to deepen your own exploration of New Jersey’s deep and complex Revolutionary heritage.
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 enslaved persons, free people of color, women and children, heritage travelers will find a deeper, more nuanced understanding of life in New Jersey during the late 18th century.
Contact Crossroads at [email protected] for more information.