Battle of Monmouth Reenactment
Come one, come all to the Battle of Monmouth Reenactment, where history comes to life! This unique event gives visitors a chance to truly experience the events of an iconic battle in the Revolutionary War. Don your best colonial apparel and join the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield as they commemorate June 28th, 1778 – the day that solidified General George Washington’s place in American history!
At this reenactment, you will bear witness to many realistic recreations of actual events from that day's battle. Watch as historically accurate militiamen march and drill just as their ancestors did over 200 years ago.
In addition, take in all of the sights and sounds of 18th century America. Browse period-appropriate goods and merchandise; enjoy some delicious traditional foods served fresh by skilled chefs. Learn about cooking techniques used during the time period at cooking demonstrations; or simply relax with a book under a shady tree – after all, its 1778!
This event is perfect for students studying American History or anyone interested in learning more about this important battle! We are confident that regardless of your knowledge level or interest in this era, you will leave with a greater appreciation for what happened so many years ago here at Monmouth Courthouse.
We hope to see you there this summer for an unforgettable experience!
The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and historical interpretation of Monmouth Battlefield and related sites. Founded in 1990, the Friends group was granted official recognition by the State of New Jersey as an ORFO – or Organized Friends of Parks – organization. This allows the Friends to work together with state government in order to safeguard, conserve, and interpret this important aspect of American history.
The Friends are committed to their mission on many fronts: they organize educational programs and lectures that bring both adults and children closer to their heritage; they raise money for preservation efforts through donations and memberships; they provide support to park operations that keep Monmouth Battlefield open to the public; they initiate research projects into the history of the park; and they even volunteer directly at Monmouth Battlefield – planting trees, picking up trash, engaging in clean-up initiatives, etc. Thanks to their dedication, visitors can experience for themselves what life was like during the war-torn era when General Washington led his troops against General Cornwallis’ British regiment.
In addition to its work at Monmouth Battlefield, the group also works in cooperation with other historic sites around New Jersey such as Freehold’s Liberty Hall Museum and Monmouth County’s Allaire State Park Historic Village. By preserving these places through education and awareness projects as well as thoughtful advocacy initiatives, The Friends are able to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy these locations just as we have done today.
PLEASE NOTE: The Battle of Monmouth Reenactment is not organized by Milsurpia. Milsurpia is an event directory. All questions pertaining to the event should be directed to the venue or organizer
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