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Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield

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100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
856 853-5120 https://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/p/parks/parkgolf/redbank/default.asp

In 1748, Quakers Ann and James Whitall established a 400-acre plantation at Red Bank along the Delaware River. This bustling plantation included fruit orchards, a lumberyard, a shad fishery, livestock and a ferry. Together, Ann and James raised nine children who worked the plantation alongside dozens of indentured servants hailing from Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

In 1777, the American Revolution interrupted life at Red Bank when American forces constructed For Mercer next to the Whitall House. On October 22, 1777, Colonel Christopher Green’s Rhode Island Regiment inflicted heavy losses on Hessian soldiers and the Whitall home served as a field hospital. Hundreds of Hessian soldiers lost their lives in the battle and were buried just north of the house. The Whitall family never forgave the American forces for the devastation they inflicted on their beloved property.

One Sunday a month, the House and Fort offer special programs focusing on an aspect of the park’s history. Ever wonder how people made clothes in the 1700″s? What was it like to be a Revolutionary soldier? How did women prepare meals? Why is Fort Mercer so important to Revolutionary history? Heritage Days are always family friendly and filled with great activities for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Colonial Crafts: Herba Tea/Windowsill Herbs

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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Learn about herbal teas, and what herbs are best for windowsill displays. Reservations are required and there is a class cost of $10. For more information or to make you reservation call 856-307-6456. For more information click here.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Colonial Crafts: Felted Flower Fairies

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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This two hour course will result in the creation of your own felted flower fairy! Reservations are required and there is a class cost of $10. For more information or to make your reservation call 856-307-6456. For more information click here.

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