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Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth

battle of monmouth

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2022

Monmouth Battlefield State Park
20 NJ-33 Business
Manalapan Township, NJ

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Suggested donation $10/car

Travel back in time to the 1770s for an annual reenactment in commemoration of the anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 (referenced in Hamilton). Hundreds of troops encamp at the park and recreate scenarios. Continental Army soldiers retrained at Valley Forge are itching to show off their new skills, while a British-German-Loyalist Army hopes to crush the rebels and restore good government.

Watch soldiers clean their muskets while their women prepare what may be their men’s last meal. Some officers may be drilling their men while others plan for the battle and yet others play cards. See demos of horsemanship and fife & drums. The re-enactors are all friendly and bring lots of personality and knowledge to their roles. Children can ask questions and join musket and cannon drills.

Food and other vendors on site. Bring a blanket or chair for watching the battle (2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday).

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