Friends of monmouth Battlefield

Schedule of Events 2019

Events in bold occur at Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Jan 1, 2019 (Tue)

New Year’s Day Hike (weather permitting)
Walking tour of Perrine Hill.

See where Molly Pitcher fought.
Meet at Visitor Center at 11:00 A.M.
Jan 6, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield (weather permitting)

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
Jan 10, 2019 (Thu)

General Meeting. Program on “Alexander Hamilton as a Soldier in the Revolution ”

Meeting held at 7 PM at the main branch of the Monmouth County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan.
Feb 3, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
Feb 10, 2019 (Sun)

Program on “George Washington Minute by Minute at Monmouth”

Held at 2 PM at the Visitor Center Auditorium.
Feb 17, 2019 (Sun)

Program on “Black and Native American Troops at the Battle of Monmouth.”

Held at 2 PM at the Visitor Center Auditorium.
March 3, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
March 13, 2019 (Wed)

General Meeting, Program on "The Real Molly Pitcher."

Meeting held at 2PM at the main branch of the Monmouth County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan
March 17, 2019 (Sun)

Program on “Molly Pitcher at Monmouth.

Held at 2 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium
March 24, 2019 (Sun)

Visit the several sites claiming to be Molly Pitcher’s Well.

Drive to the heart of the battlefield to visit the different spots that have been claimed to be the location of Molly’s well. Tour will end at the new Molly Pitcher Overlook on Perrine Hill. Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
April 7, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.


Craig House opens for the season (1-4 PM)

April 14, 2019 (Sun)

Driving tour of the battle area east of Freehold.

Starts at the Battle of Monmouth Monument on Court Street in Freehold. Then visit two important seldom seen areas of the morning portion of the battle, the East Morass and Briar Hill. Meet at 1:30 PM at Visitor Center.
May 4, 2019 (Sat)

“Weekend in Old Monmouth County”
Open House at Craig House

10 AM to 4 PM

Bird Walk on the battlefield.

Identify birds that live here or pass through in the spring, Meet at 9 AM at the Visitor Center.

May 5, 2019 (Sun)

“Weekend in Old Monmouth County”
Open House at Craig House

11 AM to 4 PM


Walking tour of the battlefield

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM
May 12, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour, “The Fight at the Point of Woods.”

Visit the scene of fierce fighting at the in the early afternoon. Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
May 26, 2019 (Sun)

Memorial Day observance at the Park, 2 PM.

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR DAYS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY
FOMB Programs June 2 to July 4, 2019

June 2, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield (Hedge Row and Parsonage).

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
June 6, 2019 (Thu)

General Meeting.”General Charles Lee at Monmouth, Washington’s Savior or Scape Goat?”

Meeting held at 7 PM at the main branch of the Monmouth. County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan.
June 9, 2019 (Sun)

Driving tour to visit the site of the American encampments at Ponolopon Bridge the day before the battle of Monmouth.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
June 22, 2019 (Sat)

Annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth

Encampment and programs 10 AM-4 PM.
June 23, 2019 (Sun)

Annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth

Encampment and programs 10 AM-3 PM.
June 29, 2019 (Sat)

241st Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth.

Special programs and tours 10 AM-4 PM.
June 30, 2019 (Sun)

241st Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth.

Special programs and tours 11 AM-4PM.
July 4, 2019 (Thu)

Joint Program. “The Monmouth Campaign” by David Martin. “The Army Celebrates the 4th of July,” by George Dawson.

Held in Boyd Park in New Brunswick, 2 PM.

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July 7, 2019 (Sun)

Program on the 14th New Jersey at the Battle of Monocacy.

Held at 1:30 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 2:30 PM.
July 14, 2019 (Sun)

Special program on “Alexander Hamilton’s Military Service, Spanning 25 Years,” by Rand Scholet of The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.

Held at 1:30 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Followed at 3 PM by battlefield tour of sites associated with Hamilton at the battle.
July 21, 2019 (Sun)

Driving tour to the battle of Monmouth Monument on Court Street in Freehold.

Meet at Visitor Center at 2 PM.
August 4, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
Sept 1, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
Sept 8, 2019 (Sun)

Program on the role of the New Jersey Troops in the the Battle of Monmouth.

2 PM at the Visitor Center Auditorium
Sept 15, 2019 (Sun)

Program on the 14th New Jersey at the Battle of 3rd Winchester, and the death of Major Peter Vredenburg.

Held at 2 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Memorial services to honor Major Peter Vredenburg and NJ Governor Joel Parker.

4:30 PM at Maplewood Cemetery, West Main Street in Freehold.

Oct 6, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
October 10, 2019 (Thu)

General Meeting. Topic TBA.

Meeting held at 7 PM at the main branch of the Monmouth County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan. (Tentative)
Nov 3, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.
Dec 1, 2019 (Sun)

Walking tour of the battlefield.

Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM.

Craig House closes for the season.
Dec 4, 2019 (Wed)

Annual business meeting

Meeting held at 7 PM at the main branch of the Monmouth County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan.
Dec 8, 2019 (Sun)

Program on the 28th New Jersey at the battle of Fredericksburg.

2 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Craig House open Sundays 1-4 PM, April 7 to December 1

Gift Shop in Visitor Center open Sundays 1-4 PM all year

The Visitor Center is open daily 9 AM to 4 PM, except for the following holidays
(the Park itself remains open):
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

The Park itself is open longer than the Visitor Center, but the hours are seasonal.
Call the Park office for current hours.

The Park’s physical address is 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726.


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