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The historic Mercer Oak, believed to have been present during the Battle of Princeton, once stood on the battlefield near what is now Mercer Road. It collapsed from old age in March 2000. An offspring grown from an acorn of the Mercer Oak in 1981 now thrives next to the large stump of the original tree.
BikingThe park offers areas designated for biking. Cross-country SkiingDuring the winter months, visitors may ski cross-country through the vast, hilly farmland. Hiking 25 miles of farm roads, paths and field edges await the history buff and hiker. Trails vary in length from a half mile to several miles and many interconnect. Visitors can wander the battlefield following the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Horseback RidingVisitors may explore the park on horseback on one of many designated trails. Mountain BikingThe park offers areas designated for mountain biking. A Working Landscape These are the fields of battle. In 1778, seven families farmed these acres. Now, one man with modern machinery raises grain, while the Battleview Orchard, in season, you can pick and purchase strawberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples and pumpkins. Former hay fields and archaeologically sensitive sites are managed to provide shelter for grassland birds and small mammals. For orchard information, please call 732-462-0756.
Three 18th-century farmhouses survive on the battlefield. One, the Craig House, has been restored. As the battle neared, the Craigs loaded their possessions onto wagons and with their children and slaves fled to safety. The dwelling's Dutch-framed kitchen dates from 1746, while the two-story addition is English-framed. The barn dates from the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. Open limited weekend hours. For additional information, please call 732-462-9616.
During the 1990s, public and private sources funded extensive battlefield restoration. The Craig farmhouse and the exterior of the 1745 Rhea-Applegate dwelling were restored, and the core of the battlefield was rehabilitated with the reconstruction of Revolutionary War fences, lanes and a woodlot. The battlefield landscape can be explored from parking areas at the visitor center, along Monmouth County Route 522 and Wemrock Road. Hiking the battlefield, visitors will discover that the battlefields remain a working landscape with crops such as corn and soybean being grown by one farmer, as well as an orchard that grows a variety of apples, peaches and more. Grasslands and fallow fields are managed to provide shelter for grassland birds and small mammals. While strolling the grounds, visitors can learn more about the battle through wayside exhibits located on Perrine Hill, Combs Hill and the Battlefield. Or pick up one of two detailed self-guided hiking tours in the visitor center, produced by the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield.
Hunting A portion of Monmouth Battlefield State Park is available for special deer hunting only. For information about hunting, refer to the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest (link is external) or contact the park office. Picnicking Picnicking Picnic areas are located near the Visitor Center. Facilities include picnic tables, charcoal grills, water and restrooms. Charcoal fires must be confined to the metal grills provided or to grills brought by the picnicker. Playground To the west of the picnic sites, there is playground equipment and a ten-acre open field available for kite flying or informal games. Sledding During wintertime, visitors may go sledding at their own risk through the vast, hilly terrain. Education and Interpretation Education Programs The park offers educational programs about the battle, as well as other area related history topics. Call (732) 462-9616 for more information.Interpretive ProgramsThe park offers a variety of interpretive programs about the battle and battlefield. Call (732) 462-9616 for more information about booking group programs. Tours The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield offer guided hiking tours monthly and self-guided tours of the battlefield are facilitated by detailed hiking guides available in the Visitor Center. While strolling the grounds, visitors can learn more about the battle through wayside exhibits located on Perrine Hill, Combs Hill and along the trails throughout the Battlefield.
I'm visiting battlefield vegas this morning and it was awesome !! Pick up at my hotel (luxor), a good ride in the humvee. We arrived and then i choose the weapons that i would to try : M4, Glock 17 and the Mp5. I met my shooting instructor : doug, a very nice guy with a great knowledge.
Southern Living named Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site one of the best things to do if visiting nearby Danville, Kentucky. This Kentucky battlefield is one of the most unaltered Civil War sites in the nation; vistas visible today are virtually those soldiers saw on that fateful day in 1862. The total acreage of the battlefield is 1,200 acres. A self-guided walking tour on the battlefield interprets battle events. This is one of the stops along Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail.
This park is a 300-acre Civil War historic site where a ragtag group of 700 Confederate old men and young boys beat the odds and held off an assault by 5,000 Union cavalry on a bridge of strategic importance to Gen. Lee's army, then under siege in Petersburg. Visit the Confederate earthworks and walk the historic bridge trail. Two visitor centers feature 2,300 square feet of exhibits on the area's rich Civil War heritage, Native American archaeological investigations, and wildlife and ecology of the park. The park includes a 1.2-mile self-guided trail through the battlefield and a .75-mile nature trail with two wildlife observation towers overlooking wetlands.
Learn about or join the Historic Staunton River Foundation, a nonprofit volunteer group dedicated to supporting the park's mission. Those interested in learning more about the group or lending a hand should email email@example.com or send mail to P.O. Box 1, Randolph, VA 23962.
The Friends will complement, contribute to, support, encourage the use of, and promote the historical interpretation and environmental conservation of the battlefield park. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in historic preservation and the purposes of the Friends. Annual dues are $20 per person.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Memorial Park, across the Anthony Wayne Trail from the actual battlefield, has an impressive monument to the important battle and the combatants on both sides. A bike/pedestrian bridge connects the two sites. Owned by Ohio History Connection, the monument is situated on a bluff overlooking Side Cut Metropark and the beautiful Maumee River.
In an effort to continue the enhanced interpretation and preservation of the \"Last Land Battle\" of the American Civil War, the THC hosts Park Day at Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark. Park Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust, which enlists the aid of volunteers to clean and repair the grounds of America's battlefields each April. At participating sites, volunteers receive a free water bottle (while supplies last) and have the opportunity to hear historians interpret the battle.
Standing on historic ground and hearing the stories of those who came before us puts people in a perfect frame of mind to consider their cultural heritage and the importance of preserving it for future generations. To that end, the THC and its supporters established a Radio Broadcast Repeater System in 2011 that makes available locally on 1610 AM, the history of the battlefield to tourists driving the length of the national historic landmark on State Hwy 4 (Boca Chica Rd).
Whether you are a Civil War history enthusiast or a curious heritage tourist to all the intriguing sites the Texas Tropical Trail Region has to offer you, be sure not to miss the last land battle of the Civil War. Also, consider downloading the THC's Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark (pdf) brochure to learn more about the battlefield.
The battlefield is designed primarily for self-guided walking tours, but guided tours by qualified battlefield guides are available for groups and individuals by appointment. These walking tours are offered at no charge, but donations which will be used for battlefield development and preservation are encouraged and would be gratefully accepted. The battlefield can be toured in less than one hour, though a longer stay will permit the visitor to explore more of the battlefield and learn more about the December 17, 1862 battle.
Preservation efforts began in 1961 when the Vinita Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy purchased a ten-acre parcel in the core battlefield area. Later that year, the acreage was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS). A circle drive loop provides access to monuments and signage telling the story of the site. In 2012 the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Friends of Cabin Creek, and the OHS secured 86.5 acres through private fundraising and a Battlefield Protection grant through the National Park Service. The Oklahoma Historical Society administers this 96.5-acre historic site.
The plan presents recommendations on how to better preserve the battlefield's open spaces and historic landscapes. Over 200 historic resources are inventoried within the Brandywine Battlefield including buildings, meetinghouses, fords, and landscapes that were the location of combat and of battle-related events. The plan is presented in two documents below: the main report and a map atlas. 781b155fdc