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Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Manalapan Township, NJ

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Address: 347 NJ-33, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA Number: 732 462 9616 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

If you want adventure, nature AND an amazing historical experience, then you should keep reading, because we are about to tell you all about Monmouth Battlefield State Park in New Jersey!

This beautiful state park was once the site of one of the largest battles of the American Revolution. This battle actually took place within the fields and the forests that you will be standing on!

What's great about the Monmouth Battlefield State Park, is that they have preserved some fascinating and important features that tell those stories, including a Revolutionary War farmhouse.

The park also preserves an amazing rural 18th century landscape of hedgerows and hilly farmland, that now serves as a great day out for those active, and outdoor loving families.

When you first arrive, visit the Visitor Center, as here you can pick up information about the state park, as well as hiking guides for your day.

If you get those walking shoes on, you can explore that Battlefield landscape by hiking through it. It's a working landscape today, with the family farm being run on it. 

From the end of May to October, you can get those hands dirty with the pick your own orchards, in an area that has been farmed by a local family since 1908. With apples, pumpkins, nectarines and more, it's a great activity for kids to see where their food comes from.

Craig House is a great stop on your day, as this farmhouse dates from 1746 onwards. Open Sundays, you can see what life would have been like for the Craig family during the battle itself.

An amazing day out for not only the kids, but for parents too. History comes to life at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

 

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

Free!

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Children

Free!

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Last Updates

2016

Any top tips?

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Kids will love spending some time on the playground to break up the day!

I'm Hungry!

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There is a picnic area available so why don't you pack some tasty treats and enjoy lunch out under the sun!

Healthy Eating
Make sure you take plenty of bottled water with you, especially if you are doing a lot of walking

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Where is it at?

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Located approximately 12 miles east of exit 8 of the NJ Turnpike on Business 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.

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The park has interpretive and educational programs for kids, as well as history hikes, and lectures on the battle. Give the visitor center a call for more details!

Can I get one of those?

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The visitor center has merchandise, historical items and gifts waiting for you to take home!

Need a little extra help?

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Speak to staff at the visitor center about the accessibility of the trails and hikes

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When can we go?

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Park: 8am to 4:30pm daily. Visitor Center: 9am - 4pm daily.

All year round

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