Category Archives: Revolutionary War

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, PA

– Revolutionary War Series – At just 0.02 acres in size, Thaddeus Kosciuscko National Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the smallest unit in the National Park Service system. A short walk from Independence National Historical Park, this rarely-visited site commemorates … Continue reading

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Independence National Historical Park, PA

– Revolutionary War Series – Independence National Historical Park comprises more than a dozen historical sites scattered across Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, tied together through the thread of the American Revolution. Frequented by the Founding Fathers, Philadelphia was the epicenter of revolutionary … Continue reading

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River Trail Loop (Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA)

– Revolutionary War Series – While the majority of the historical sites are across the river, the north side of Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge National Historical Park offers some quiet hiking along the gentle Schuylkill River. Those looking for a circuit … Continue reading

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Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA

– Revolutionary War Series – Valley Forge is by far the most famous of the Continental Army’s winter encampments during the Revolutionary War. Just a day’s march from British-occupied Philadelphia, Valley Forge hosted thousands of George Washington’s soldiers during the … Continue reading

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial, NY

– Revolutionary War Series – Hamilton Grange National Memorial, a relatively modest home in Harlem, honors the life and achievements of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, American revolutionary, a key promoter of the US Constitution, and America’s first Treasury Secretary. Constructed … Continue reading

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Morristown National Historical Park, NJ

– Revolutionary War Series – Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the bravery and tenacity of George Washington’s Continental Army as it endured two brutal winters in this New Jersey encampment in 1777 and 1779. Out of these bleak winters emerged … Continue reading

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Yellow Trail (Morristown National Historical Park, NJ)

– Revolutionary War Series – Morristown National Historic Park’s Jockey Hollow—once a sprawling winter camp for George Washington’s Continental Army in 1777 and 1779—is now a popular hiking destination for local New Jersey residents. Shielded from British forces by the … Continue reading

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Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument, SC)

– Revolutionary War Series – – Civil War Series – Fort Moultrie—built to defend South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor—has played an important role in several of America’s conflicts. First, under the leadership of Revolutionary Colonel William Moultrie, it fought off a … Continue reading

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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC

– Revolutionary War Series – Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina commemorates the life of a “forgotten founder” who helped shape the American political system following the Revolutionary War. Most famous for writing 25 clauses of … Continue reading

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Allied Encampment Auto Tour (Colonial National Historical Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – As the Battle of Yorktown raged to the east, George Washington and his French ally Comte de Rochambeau set up their encampments in the woody perimeter around Yorktown in 1781. After hitting the key sites … Continue reading

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