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First Day Hike – Monmouth Battlefield State Park

January 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Walk the ground where Molly Pitcher fought at Monmouth! Meet Dr. David Martin, President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, at the Visitor Center for an overview of the Battle of Monmouth, then drive approx. 2 miles (in your own vehicle) to the northern section of the Park, and walk along the American lines to the position of Proctor’s Artillery and other sites associated with Molly Pitcher. Finish with a visit to the likely site of Molly Pitcher’s “well.”

The length of this interpretive tour is subject to change depending on weather and conditions. The tour is over open fields and hills and includes detailed information about troop movements at the Battle of Monmouth.

Hike Info

Moderate ~ 2 miles. (Slow pace, with historical interpretation. Over open fields with uneven surfaces.)
Children age 10 and over with parent/guardian are welcome. Service animals only. No restrooms along hike.
Meeting Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center 
20 Business Rte. 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726 (About 2 miles west of Freehold Raceway Mall, Route 33 entrance)

Registration & Cancellation
Registration is recommended, but not required. For more information, email David Martin at
Cancelled if there’s snow, ice or rain. To check, call the Park office at 609-529-5356 on 1/1. If this number not available call Dr. Martin at 609-529-5356.


January 1
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Monmouth Battlefield State Park
20 Business Rte. 33
Manalapan, NJ 07726 United States


Registration Required

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