From the heights of the Palisades at Fort Lee to the shores of the Delaware River at Red Bank Battlefield, the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the impact of the American Revolution. General George Washington spent more than one-quarter of his time as Commander-in-Chief in New Jersey, establishing dozens of headquarters here during the course of the war. In fact, New Jersey saw nearly 600 battles and skirmishes, which involved both soldier and citizen in a daily struggle to survive.
Crossroads is dedicated to connecting the people and places of New Jersey’s rich Revolutionary heritage to inspire community pride, stewardship and civic engagement. The heritage area encompasses approximately 2,155 square miles in New Jersey including 212 municipalities in 14 counties, but we work with partners throughout the entire state to tell the Crossroads of the American Revolution story.
Our Gateway sites provide visitors with an introduction to New Jersey’s Revolutionary heritage and a launching point for exploration. They include Morristown NHP (Morristown), Fort Lee Historic Park (Fort Lee), Liberty Hall Museum (Union), East Jersey Old Town Village (Piscataway), Monmouth Battlefield State Park (Manalapan), Washington Crossing State Park (Titusville) and The Old Barracks Museum (Trenton).