Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Empty farmhouse at Monmouth Battlefield. Photo by Joisey Showaa/Flickr
On June 28, 1778, General George Washington’s Continental Army attacked the British just outside Monmouth Court House in New Jersey, launching a storied Revolutionary War battle. Today, Monmouth Battlefield State Park preserves that moment, as well as a rural, 18th-century landscape of orchards, fields, woods and wetlands encompassing miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding; picnic areas; and a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse.
The Conservation Fund added a key part of this legacy during the 1990s, by bringing together a corporate landowner with state leaders to negotiate the sale of nearly 300 acres that witnessed some of the heaviest fighting. This property is now part of the heart of the park.