Sun, Nov 21|
The 245th Anniversary of the British Invasion & American Retreat
To mark the 245th Anniversary of the "times that try men's souls," the Bergen County Historical Society, along with the Brigade of the American Revolution, will co-sponsor a weekend of living history and scholarly presentations.
Time & Location
Nov 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
River Edge, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA
About the Event
At 10:30 am, the retreating troops will arrive from Fort Lee and engage in a battle for the bridge in a tactical weapons demonstration portraying the action that occurred when British troops forced the Continental Army away from the area and captured this vital crossing point over the Hackensack River.
Walk in the footsteps were history was made as you visit the state historic site, Von Steuben House which was a silent witness to the Retreat and one of the last surviving 18th structures along the Retreat Route in Bergen County. A special exhibit has been set up “New Bridge in the American Revolution: Artifacts and Maps” which includes enlargements on nine period maps and Revolutionary War artifacts from their extensive collection.
Three historic Bergen County Dutch Sandstone houses will be open along with the replica 18th century outkitchen, staffed with the Society's trained docents. Activities will occur throughout the day, including a recreation of the raising of the loyalist unit, IV NJ Volunteers, which occurred at New Bridge following Washington's Retreat. Will you join in and be loyal? Along with activities for young and old alike. Living historians will be on site throughout the day to discuss "the times that tried men's souls."
Per the state parks’ guidelines, face masks are required inside all historical buildings.
Ticket reservations are required: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free.
Free parking available on site or take the train to the “New Bridge Landing” station of the Pascack Valley Line.
Dogs on are permitted on site on a leash but not in the houses.
Tickets available here or at the gate. Questions - email: email@example.com , or call 201-343-9492 and leave a message.
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