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New Jersey
Place City
Fort Lee Historic Park Fort Lee Built in 1776 and originally called Fort Constitution, Fort Lee stood opposite Fort Washington on the Hudson River. The park includes reconstructed huts, reproduction gun batteries, a visitor center, and fine views of the Hudson and Manhattan.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park Manalapan Marks the site of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth; includes hiking and horseback riding trails and two houses from the period.
Morristown National Historical Park Morristown The park preserves 1,700 acres that the Continental Army occupied from 1779 to 1780. There are over 27 miles of hiking trails as well as houses used as military headquarters by Washington and General Arthur St. Clair; includes library and archives.
Bainbridge House Princeton Headquarters for the Historical Society of Princeton, the house was built in 1766 and is largely preserved to its original condition; includes a museum and library.
Morven Museum & Garden Princeton Morven dates from the 1750's and was the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It served as the New Jersey Governor's Mansion; its restoration and conversion to a museum were completed in 2004.
Nassau Hall, Princeton University Princeton Completed in 1756, it housed the entire “College of New Jersey” for nearly 50 years. During the war, both British and Continental troops quartered there.
Princeton Battle Monument Princeton Dedicated in 1922, the monument commemorates the battle won by Washington on 3 January 1777.
Princeton Battlefield State Park Princeton This National Historic Landmark covers 85 acres; includes the Clarke House Museum and adjacent trails.
Rockingham State Historic Site Princeton George and Martha Washington rented this substantial farmhouse in 1783 while waiting for the treaty with Britain; includes period furnishings and a Children's Museum.
Steuben House River Edge Presented to Baron von Steuben, Inspector General, in 1783 by the state of New Jersey for his services during the war; includes fine collection of period furnishings.
Wallace House Somerville Completed in 1776 as Hope Farm for John Wallace, a successful Philadelphia merchant; Washington leased the house for six months 1778-79. It is a fine example of Georgian architecture with period pieces.
Washington Crossing State Park Titusville Commemorates the crossing of the Delaware River by Washington and his troops on Christmas 1776. Originally preserved for its historical significance, the 841-acre park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat.
Old Barracks Museum Trenton Built in 1758 for use by British and Irish soldiers during the French and Indian War, in 1776 it housed Hession troops when Washington attacked them in the 1776 Battle of Trenton.
Trenton Battle Monument Trenton A 155-foot granite column that commemorates the 1776 Battle of Trenton; accessible by means of an elevator with good views of the capital of New Jersey.
Liberty Hall Museum Union Built in 1772 as a 14-room Georgian-style mansion by William Livingston, first governor of New Jersey and delegate to the Constitutional Convention.
Dey Mansion Museum Wayne Built in the 1740s, the house serve as headquarters for Washington in July 1780. It is an excellent example of Georgian architecture and includes period furnishings, gardens, and a replica blacksmith shop and plantation house.

From 1778, the British army and navy were additionally overstretched in a global war against France, and later against Spain and Holland. From Blenheim in 1704 to Waterloo in 1815, Britain won the majority of its victories in alliance with other countries in Europe.... In the American war, on the other hand, Britain was at a great disadvantage because it had no allies and was opposed by much of the rest of Europe in the League of Armed Neutrality (1780). Spain and France were able to concentrate upon building up their navies whose combined strength outnumbered the Royal Navy and Britain faced the most serious invasion threat since the Spanish Armada in 1588.... In consequence of the expansion of the war, the priorities of the British government were diverted from the war in America.

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (2013)