Friends of monmouth Battlefield

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth

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 22-23, 2019, 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 A.M.  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)

2019 schedule of events for 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, June 22-23, 2019

ALL EVENTS HELD (OR START AT) THE VISITOR CENTER unless otherwise listed

Saturday, June 22

9:00 AM

Camps open to public

11:30 AM

Mounted (horse) demonstration (on hillside below Visitor Center)

12 noon

Children’s musket drill (at flagpole near Visitor Center)

12:30 PM

Over Here Molly Pitcher Program (Auditorium in Visitor Center)

1:00 PM

Children’s musket drill (at flagpole near Visitor Center)

1:30 PM

Children’s cannon drill (plaza outside Visitor Center)

1:45 PM

Brief memorial service for the battle dead (outside Visitor Center)

2:00 -2:45

Battle reenactment (battle area on hillside below Visitor Center)

5:00 PM

Camps close to public, Sutlers remain open

Sunday, June 23

9:00 AM

Camps open to public

11:15 AM

Memorial service for Tony Maxwell (on hillside below Visitor Center)

11:30 AM

Artillery drill (on hillside below Visitor Center)

12:00 noon

Children’s musket drill (at flagpole near Visitor Center)

12:15 PM

Over Here Molly Pitcher Program (Amphitheater in Visitor Center)

12:45 PM

Children’s cannon drill (plaza outside Visitor Center)

1:15 PM

Brief memorial service for the battle dead (outside Visitor Center)

1:30-2:15 

Battle reenactment (battle area on hillside below 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)


The British and American flags on the slope between the Visitor Center and parking lot honor the 69 Continental troops and 126 British soldiers estimated to have died in the battle.

 

 

 


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