Independence Day Open House

Proprietary House 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

On Thursday, July 4th at 12 Noon, Proprietary House will host an Independence Day open house reception. Brief comments by local dignitaries. Light refreshments. Gift Shop. Followed by a patriotic procession, […]

July Fourth Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Washington's Headquarters Museum 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ, United States

Morristown National Historical Park will celebrate our Declaration of Independence with July Fourth activities beginning at noon on the park’s Washington’s Headquarters grounds, 30 Washington Place. The event will feature a variety of activities, including the promotion of Junior Ranger Programs and interactive demonstrations by reenactors from the 2nd New Jersey regiment. Visitors can join in singing […]

Free

Boxed Lunch and Tour

Liberty Hall Museum 1003 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey

Every Wednesday this summer, we will offer a boxed lunch add-on for our 11 a.m. guided house or garden tour. The boxed lunch will be served at noon following the […]

$35

Songs and Stories of the American Revolution, by Matthew Dodd

Washington Crossing State Park Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing, New Jersey

Dressed in colonial clothing and performing rousing period songs and stories, Matthew Dodd will take you back in time to the days of the American Revolution. Mr. Dodd sings and plays the guitar, banjo, mandolin and recorder throughout the show. The outdoor performance will take place at 2 PM at Sullivan’s Grove next to the […]

Revolutionary War to Farewell Tour: Lafayette’s New Jersey

For Bastille Day follow the Marquis de Lafayette through New Jersey as aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and as the Nation’s Guest during his Farewell Tour of 1824-25. Learn about upcoming events marking the 200th anniversary of Lafayette’s Farewell tour beginning August 2024, and examine the evidence indicating whether or not “Lafayette […]

Free

Meet Francis Hopkinson

Washington Crossing State Park Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing, New Jersey

Stan Saperstein will perform a 45-minute one-man presentation as Francis Hopkinson, New Jersey Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hopkinson, a member of the congressional Marine Committee, claimed that he had created the stars and stripes.

Boxed Lunch and Tour

Liberty Hall Museum 1003 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey

Every Wednesday this summer, we will offer a boxed lunch add-on for our 11 a.m. guided house or garden tour. The boxed lunch will be served at noon following the […]

$35

Washington’s Headquarters on Horseback for Somerset County’s History on the Green

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, New Jersey, United States

Meet George Washington and William Lee with three dragoons of the Continental Army all on horseback at Washington’s Headquarters at Wallace House State Historic Site. Renowned reenactor John Koopman portrays Gen. Washington in the summer of 1779. As the Continental Army’s Middlebrook Cantonment in Somerset County concludes, Gen. Washington prepares to depart headquarters at the Wallace House and tells stories of the Revolutionary War in New […]

Free

History on the Green

Somerset County Courthouse 20 N Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ, United States

Visit Revolutionary-era New Jersey at Somerset County’s living history event for the whole family! Explore a pop-up encampment, meet General George Washington and his valet, William “Billy” Lee, on horseback, see colonial artisans in action, and more on the Courthouse Green in downtown Somerville! Learn More: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/history-on-the-green  

Free

Brunswick Resolves for Somerset County’s History on the Green

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, New Jersey, United States

250 years ago in July 1774 Somerset County convened a committee of correspondence and 71 delegates from 11 of New Jersey’s 13 counties gathered in New Brunswick to appoint delegates from New Jersey to the First Continental Congress. Visit Old Dutch Parsonage, historic home of two delegates to New Jersey’s Provincial Congress, for an open house discussing […]

Free

Revolutionary War Rations: Feeding the Army

Washington Crossing State Park Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing, New Jersey

Learn how the Continental Army was fed throughout the war. Join historian Julie Power as she discusses and demonstrates different ways feeding the army was accomplished. Presentation at 1pm followed by ongoing demonstrations until 4 pm.