The Washington Association was officially chartered in 1874 by a special act of the Legislature of New Jersey to acquire and preserve the Ford Mansion, Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters during the winter of 1779-1780. Visit their site at The Washington Association of New Jersey.
On September 29, 2006, the U.S. Congress officially designated the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area in New Jersey.
Did You Know?
At 19, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. He developed a lifelong friendship with General Washington and would name his son Georges Washington du Motier. General Washington was named the boy’s godfather.