Monmouth Battlefield State Park

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Monmouth Battlefield State Park

New Jersey

(732) 462-9616

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Overview

One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. The park preserves a splendid rural eighteenth century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse, and a visitor center. The visitor center stands on top of Combs Hill, which was once commanded by the Continental Army artillery. Inside is an interpretive display area and the park office. Artifacts recovered in battlefield archaeology are also on display.

A unique and exciting feature of Monmouth Battlefield State Park is the annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth, which takes place every year in late June. Visitors pass pacing sentries, see enlisted men clean their weapons or idle away their time gambling, and watch the women of the army cook, mend, and wash. Visitors may encounter a drum major drilling his musicians or the courtmartial of a rebel. At the parade ground, watch soldiers drill or artillerists fire their cannon.

Map of Monmouth Battlefield (NJ)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.270168, -74.314135

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Activities

  • Hiking

    There are nature and history hiking trails, some with guides from the park.

  • Historic Sites

    The park offers a variety of interpretive and educational programs. Visit the park for nature and history hikes, birding and lectures on the bloody details of the battle. Most of the programs are free.

  • Horseback Riding

    There are miles of park trails for horseback riding.

  • Hunting

    There is deer hunt by special permit.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic tables in the park.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter sports in the park include sledding and cross-country skiing.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Directions

Driving

Located approximately 12 miles east of exit 8 of the NJ Turnpike on Route 33. From the NJ Garden State Parkway, take exit 123 to Route 9 south for 15 miles to business Route 33 west. Park is located 1.5 miles on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(732) 462-9616

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