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Middlebrook 5 Generals Bus Tours
Sunday, February 16, 2020$30.00
30.00 adults ~~~~*10.00 school age children to 12th grade~~~~*0-4 years FREE
Tours begin at 10, 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3pm.
During the winter of 1778-79, Washington chose to hold up in Middlebrook, NJ. In order to lessen the impact of 10,000 soldiers on 9,000 residents of the area, he separated his generals and their men within the area. Valley Forge was the winter before and Washington knew that Middlebrook would be a milder winter for his men, being very familiar with the area from camping here in 1777. Find out more on Sunday, February 16th, 2020.
Luxury buses and individual listening devices insure your listening and comfort on this annual bus tour. Selling out each year, this event begins with check in and a short overview at the Historic Van Horne House. Boarding buses we will then travel to 4 houses where General Washington and his top Generals lived during the winter cantonment of 1778-79.
Your experience happens on the bus with original narration of the area and life as it was during the cantonment. Then a short visit to each house treated to a tour by their docents. Spend about two and a half hours visiting these amazing sites still existing in their original locations and open to the public. Go back at your leisure with family and friends to spend more time at the locations you visit on the tour, each have much to offer!
ONLY 29 seats per tour. Tours begin at 10, 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3pm. Due to tour times, Van Horne House parking lot may be filled. If so, please park on the side of Target located at 200 Promenade Way, Bridgewater, 08807 OR this year at the Patriots Baseball parking lot DIRECTLY across from the Van Horne House between 287 and the driveway (NO parking in the small lot next to the building). A HTA volunteer will assist in that lot.
*GROUPS of 8 or more will receive a group discount by contacting Cindy at 310-691-9388
*Children and Students must also be registered through Cindy at 310-691-9388
** Walk-ins will be allowed on the 3pm tour only and must check-in by 2:30pm