Our smartphone-based audio tours help history buffs and new learners alike explore Revolutionary-era history across New Jersey. On self-guided audio tours, embedded GPS data on the app will trigger audio stories and information when present at various sites along the route.
“Retreat Through The Jerseys” follows the same path that the Continental Army traversed in the fall of 1776, chased by the British army through New Jersey, along primary roads of the time that connected New Bridge, Hackensack, Newark, Elizabeth, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, Princeton and Trenton, and finally south across the Delaware River to safety in Pennsylvania. Today, there are many houses and structures still standing that were impacted by that sweep of history. Click here to learn more.
“Ten Crucial Days” is a one and a half-hour journey from the Thompson-Neely House in New Hope, PA to the Princeton Battle Monument in Princeton, NJ. The tour starts in Pennsylvania where visitors can begin by recreating one of the most iconic moments of the American Revolution: George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River in December 1776, famously captured in Emanuel Leutze’s 1851 oil painting. After downloading the tour app from the App Store or Google Play, visitors can listen to accounts of the treacherous crossing, and the two battles in Trenton before following the Continentals’ advance to Princeton. Click here to learn more.
“Road to Morristown.” Following the Battle of Princeton, the Continental Army journeyed in 1777 to Morristown, NJ. Visitors will be able to take the same path, while listening to tales from the troops as they recount the grueling journey through the Millstone Valley to their winter site. Click here to learn more.