Friends of monmouth Battlefield

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth
June 18-19, 2022

ReenactmentEach year the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield co-sponsors, with the DEP, State of New Jersey, an annual reenactment of the battle. The event is usually held on a weekend towards the end of June, in commemoration of the anniversary of the battle being fought on June 28, 1778. Hundreds of troops encamp at the park and recreate scenarios of the battle over the weekend. There are also numerous presentations and lectures, tours of the camps, and sutler area open to the public. A suggested donation of $10.00 per car is requested to help cover the cost of the event. A food vendor will be on site and handicapped parking is available.

Reenactment1Bring your family to the Battlefield Saturday or Sunday, June 18-19, 2022, and travel back in time to the 1770s.  Two armies will be preparing to do battle.  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.  Come early for a full day of living history.  The army encampments will welcome visitors beginning at 9 AM  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.  If someone is accused of cheating, there may be a duel.  Keep track of your children or they may be drafted into one of the armies.

The weekend is sponsored by the re-enactment community, the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield will be requesting an $10 per vehicle donation to defray the costs of the weekend.

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Young Loyalists launch a bayonet charge (2005, Garry Wheeler Stone)
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Let the fife & drum stir your blood. (2003, Richard Wilbur)

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A Continental platoon fires a volley.  (2003,Michael F. Smith)

Schedule of Events for the Commemoration of the 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, June 18-19, 2022 (reenactment schedule) and June 25-26, 2022 (additional programs)

Note: schedule subject to change.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

9:00 AM Camps open to the public
11:30 AM Mounted (horse) demonstration (on hillside below Visitor Center)
12:00 PM Children’s musket drill (at flagpole near Visitor Center)
12:30 PM Over Here Molly Pitcher Program (Auditorium in Visitor Center)
1:30 PM Children’s cannon drill (plaza outside Visitor Center)
2- 2:45 PM Battle reenactment (battle area on hillside below Visitor Center)
5:00 PM Camps close to public, Sutlers remain open  

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

10:00 AM Camps open to the public
11:30 AM Artillery drill (on hillside below Visitor Center)
12:00 PM Over Here Molly Pitcher Program (Auditorium in Visitor Center)
1:00 PM Children’s cannon drill (plaza outside Visitor Center)
1:30 - 2:15 PM Battle reenactment (battle area on hillside below Visitor Center)
2:45 PM Children’s musket drill (plaza outside Visitor Center)
3:00 PM Camps close to public, Sutlers remain open  

FOR EMERGENCY DIAL 911 or 877-WARNDEP (877-917-6337)
No alcohol is allowed in the Park. Metal detecting is specifically prohibited.
$10 per vehicle donation is requested to help defray costs of running the event.
Food vendor is located immediately west of Visitor Center (near Sutlers)

hc   seal Funding for this website has been made possible in part by an operating grant (or special project) from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commmission.


ALL EVENTS HELD (OR START AT) THE VISITOR CENTER

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

OPEN 1 PM -4 PM

12:15 PM Children’s cannon drill
1:00 PM “Over Here Molly Pitcher!” presentation by living history historian Stacy Roth
(Auditorium in Visitor Center)
2:00 PM Walking tour of the battlefield, visiting the Hedgerow and the Parsonage.
Meet at Visitor Center
2:15 PM Children’s cannon drill
2:45 PM Fife and drum program (outside Visitor Center)

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

CRAIG HOUSE OPEN 1 PM -4 PM

12:15 PM Children’s cannon drill
1:00 PM “Over Here Molly Pitcher!” presentation by living history historian Stacy Roth
(Auditorium in Visitor Center)
2:00 PM Tour to the north side of the battlefield, to visit the new Molly Pitcher overlook
(starts at Visitor Center)
2:15 PM Children’s cannon drill
2:45 PM Fife and drum program (outside Visitor Center)

CHILDREN’S MUSKET DRILLS WILL BE HELD OVER
THE COURSE OF EACH DAY AS POSTED

Craig House is located off of Route 9 at Schibanoff Road,
about a mile north of intersection of Routes 9 and 33

Events sponsored by Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
All events the weekend of June 25-26 are free of charge


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NJHCFunding has been made possible in part by an operating grant
(or special project) from the New Jersey Historical Commission,
a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds
administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commmission.