Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Kevin Awasthi

Photo Courtesy of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection

The Monmouth Battlefield State Park is located on the border of Freehold and Manalapan Township in New Jersey. This is the area where the battle of Monmouth took place during the Revolutionary War is 1778.  It was opened as a state park for the public in 1978.

I was surprised that this park actually existed back when I had visited it years ago. When looking at the park itself it looks like any ordinary park, but the fact that they recognized the importance of the battle that took place there really struck me. The Battle of Monmouth is not a battle everyone remembers, but was of utmost importance during the Revolutionary War and it is great to see it remembered.

After researching the Monmouth Battlefield I began to think about what other battlefields have been restored and given the same treatment as this park. I also thought about why it is important to realize that it is not just a park, but an important place in America’s history.



About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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