Road-tripping history fans can explore New Jersey’s Revolutionary heritage and enjoy fall foliage during designated history events in September and October. These regional or county-wide weekends (and a whole month!) are a great way to learn about the impact the war for independence had on 18th century residents who lived in your neighborhood.
Participating sites open their doors to visitors for guided tours, activities and more, offering you the opportunity to take in history that ranges from the 17th century to the present day. Don’t miss the chance to explore the stories in your own county or a distant one, all part of Revolutionary New Jersey!
September 21 and 22
Several Revolutionary-era Morris County historic sites welcome your visit during the Pathways Through History weekend. Get an inside look at homes and places that are open only a few times a year. More info:
Not content with a single weekend, Camden County has designated October as its History Month, with exhibits, tours, reenactments and kids’ activities scheduled at more than 30 sites around the county. Participating Revolutionary-era sites and groups include the Indian King Tavern, Gabreil Daveis Tavern, Pomona Hall, Burrough-Dover House and the American Revolution Round Table, among others.
October 12 and 13
Quaint villages, rolling farmsteads and lively downtowns are all part of Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past. Explore places that hosted Continental troops and their Generals during the Middlebrook Encampment, visit the final resting places of many of our 18th century neighbors and more!
October 19 and 20
Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend invites you to the homesteads, worship sites and battlefronts of Revolutionary-era New Jerseyans who lived under the near-constant threat of invasion from British and Loyalist forces based in nearby Staten Island. Be sure to bring your Passport to Your National Parks to collect Crossroads-branded stamps at 18th century sites.
County event web pages are being updated often with more participating sites, so be sure to check for new destinations before heading out to explore Revolutionary New Jersey!