Tag Archives: George Washington

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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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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Yorktown Battlefield Auto Tour (Colonial National Historical Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The Battle of Yorktown, the last major engagement of the American Revolution, was a decisive victory for Gen. George Washington’s Continental Army and the death knell for continued British occupation. Today, the site of the … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – George Washington—Revolutionary War hero, the first US president, and…farmer and gardener? Mount Vernon celebrates the life of America’s most well-renowned founding father, with a focus on his dealings at home: in the privacy of his … Continue reading

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Prospect Hill Park (Somerville, MA)

– Revolutionary War Series – Though not a hike per sé, I thought it might be fun to include a short note about a hidden gem I discovered today in my own neighborhood outside Boston. Prospect Hill Park is just … Continue reading

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