Date and Time
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Monmouth Battlefield State Park,
New Jersey, Central,
Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.
Hike the trails of Monmouth Battlefield Park, a National Historic Landmark, and the site of one of the largest battles of the American Revolutionary War. The park preserves splendid rural landscape with miles of hiking trails, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse, and a visitor center with museum. We will hike on wide plush trails that connect us to some of the key points in this important battle which George Washington claimed victory. Also present at this battlefield was Molly "Pitcher" Hayes who fought side by side with her husband as a member of a gun crew. Find the truth behind the Molly Pitcher myth.
We will hike at a moderate pace about 7 to 8 miles. We will stop briefly to read historic signs, adjust gear, drink, chat, and snack. Terrain is gently rolling to flat and there may be some wet spots. Bring snacks, lunch, a pad to sit on, and water. Many of the trails are in open agricultural fields and can be exposed to intense sunshine and wind. Dress appropriately.
Meet at 9:30am at the Visitor Center (indoor plumbing), just off business Rt. 33, Manalapan, NJ. We will watch a short film about the daylong battle and tour the museum. Those not interested in history can meet us at the cannon in front of the Visitor Center at 10:00 am.
This is a show and go hike. Rain cancels. Please check calendar on amcdv.org for status.
AMC Trip Policy
Use GPS coordinates: 40.263127293, -74.320721501. Visitor Center entrance road is between the addresses - 16 to 38 Business Route 33, Manalapan NJ. The Visitor Center is at Combs Hill, Manalapan, NJ.