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    National Historic Site Maryland

Places

Mount Vernon Conference

Links to Other Revolutionary War Sites

National Park Service Sites:

Minute Man NHP (MA)- Site of the first battles of the American Revolution

Adams NHS (MA)- Home of John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams

Boston NHP (MA)-Site of the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party

Boston African-American NHS (MA)- Features prominent 18th century African-Americans

Salem Maritime NHS (MA)- Exhibits on Revolutionary War naval battles and privateering

Saratoga NHP (NY)- 1777 battles that saved New England

Fort Stanwix NM (NY)- Fort built to defend central New York state

William Floyd Estate (NY)- Signer of the Declaration of Indpendence. Found on Fire Island NS

Independence NHP (PA)- Location of the signings of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution

Valley Forge NHP (PA)- Winter quarters for the Continental Army

Hopewell Furnace NHS (PA)- Supplied arms to the Continental Army

Morristown NHP (NJ)- Winter quarters for the Continental Army

Colonial NHP (VA)- Site of the last major battle (Yorktown)of the American Revolution. Also home to Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence

Guilford Courthouse NMP (NC)- 1781 battle between General Greene and General Cornwallis

Moore's Creek NB (NC)- 1776 battle in southeastern North Carolina

Charles Pinckney NHS (SC)- Home of a signer of the United States Constitution

Cowpens NB (SC)- American victory in 1781

Kings Mountain NMP (SC)- Battle fought between loyalists and overmountain men in 1780

Ninety Six NHS (SC)- Site of a 1781 battle

Overmountain Victory NHT (TN, NC)- Trail which commemorates the contributions of the overmountain patriots

George Rogers Clark NHP (IN)- Site of American victory in 1779

Arkansas Post National Memorial (AR)- Site of the "Colbert Incident" in 1783

Other Historic Sites

Maine

Old Fort Western- Staging ground for the invasion of Quebec

Fort O'Brien (Fort Machias)- Oversaw the first naval engagement of the war

Fort McClary- Used during the Revolutionary War

New Hampshire

Fort Constitution (Fort William and Mary)- Built to protect Revolutionary War shipbuilding industry

Fort Stark Historic Site- Built to protect Portsmouth harbor

Fort at No. 4- Military base used by General John Stark before the battle at Bennington in 1777

American Independence Museum- Traces early developments of the Revolution

Strawbery Banke Museum- Exhibits on Revolutionary War people

Vermont

Hubbardton Battlefield- British General Burgoyne's advance was checked here in 1777

Bennington Battle Monument- British General Burgoyne was defeated here

Mount Independence- Fort built on top of a mountain to guard against a British attack from Canada

The Old Constitution House State Historic Site- Drafting site of the first Vermont Constitution

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum- Displays Benedict Arnold's gunboat

Massachusetts

Old North Church- "One if by land, two if by sea." Lanterns displayed in the tower of this church signaled the departure of the British soldiers on April 18, 1775

Old State House- Site where symbols of the royal authority were torn down and burned

Old South Meeting House- The Boston Tea Party was planned here

Fort Phoenix State Reservation- Site of important naval engagements

Roxbury Heritage State Park Site- Headquarters for General John Thomas during 1775

Buckman Tavern- Minutemen gathered at this Lexington, Massachusetts tavern on April 19, 1775 to await the British arrival

Munroe Tavern- British General Lord Percy's command post during British withdrawal from Concord

Ashley House- The "Sheffield Declaration of 1773", a petition against British tyranny was drafted in the upstairs rooms of this house

Concord Museum- Illustrates the battle of Concord

The Freedom Trail- Boston walking tour linking 16 historic places

Connecticut

Fort Griswold- Benedict Arnold's British forces captured the fort in 1781 and massacred 88 defenders

Putnam Memorial State Park- Site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment

Rhode Island

Fort Barton- Staging area for the Battle of Rhode Island

Fort Wetherill State Park- Colonial fort

Sloop Providence- Replica of John Paul Jones' first ship

New York

Morris-Jumel Mansion- Headquarters for first George Washington, then later British officers

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site- British General Burgoyne's forces lost against American forces here in August 1777

Crown Point State Historic Site- Colonists captured the fort in 1775, later occupied by British forces in 1777

Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site- General Henry Knox's headquarters

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site- Winter quarters for the Continental Army in 1782

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site- One of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site- British victory in 1779

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site- Washington's military headquarters and residence from April 1782 to August 1783

Fort Ticonderoga- Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured this fort in May 1775

Old Fort Niagara- British controlled fort; allowed for contact between British and Iroquois

Van Wyck Homestead Museum- One time headquarters for the Continental Army

United States Military Academy (West Point)- Fort built to protect New York City. Benedict Arnold tried to give the fort to the British in 1780

Gracie Mansion- Location of a fort built to defend New York City

Raynham Hall Museum- Home to a Loyalist regiment

Conference House- Meeting held here in September 1776 between John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge and Admiral Lord Howe to discuss options for a cessation of hostilities

Old Stone House- 400 Maryland soldiers engaged British and Hessian soldiers in a rear guard action to enable other American troops to flee during the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776

Senate House State Historic Site- Meeting place of New York's first Senate

Skenesborough Museum- Building site for ships used in Benedict Arnold's invasion of Canada

Van Cortlandt House Museum- Both General Washington and General Howe stayed in the house

New Jersey

Washington Crossing State Park- Washington and the Continental Army landed here after crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776

Monmouth Battlefield State Park- One of the largest battles of the American Revolution, fought here on June 28, 1778

Princeton Battlefield State Park- Washington and the Continental Army surprised and defeated the British on January 3, 1777

Trenton Battle Monument- Monument built to commemorate Washington's victory here on December 26, 1776

Wallace House- George Washington's headquarters from December 11, 1778 to June 3, 1779

Dey Mansion- Continental Army headquarters

Fort Lee Historic Park- Site built to defend New York and the Hudson Valley

Old Barracks Museum- Explores the life of a colonial soldier

Historic Batsto Village- Important supply center during the Revolution

Indian King Tavern- The New Jersey Assembly met here transforming New Jersey from "colony" to "state"

Rockingham State Historic Site- Washington's last headquarters; he delivered his farewell address to the army here

Pennsylvania

Brandywine Battlefield- Largest engagement of the Revolutionary War fought here on September 11, 1777

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware- British warships attacked this fort

Cliveden- Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777

Upsala- Mansion built on the site of the Battle of Germantown, October 1777

Peter Wentz Farmstead- Twice used by Washington as headquarters during the Pennsylvania campaign of 1777

Moland House- Washington's headquarters for two weeks in August 1777

Hope Lodge- Encampment for American troops after the Battle of Germantown

Declaration (Graff) House- Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence here

Cornwall Iron Furnace- Cannon barrels for the Revolution were made here

Delaware

Cooch's Bridge- Only Revolutionary War battle fought in Delaware

Hale-Byrnes House- Used as a meeting place for General Washington

Maryland

Fort Frederick State Park- Served as a prison for British and Hessian (German) soldiers

Elk Landing- 18,000 British soldiers passed through the area in August 1777 on their way to capture Philadelphia

Victualling Warehouse- Used for supply storage during the war

The Barracks- Historic soldier's quarters

Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg- Historic city devoted to 18th century America

St. John's Episcopal Church- Site of Patrick Henry's speech, "Give me liberty or give me death"

Shirley Plantation- A supply center for the Continental Army during the war

Endview- Used by General Thomas Nelson's Virginia militia as a resting place during the Yorktown Campaign

Kentucky

Fort Boonesborough State Park- Withstood a British and Indian attack in 1778

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park- Site of the last battle of the Revolutionary War

Tennesee

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area- Meeting place of the Overmountain Men who defeated the British at the battle of King's Mountain

North Carolina

Tannenbaum Historic Park- Staging ground for the British during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

South Carolina

Historic Brattonsville- Site of the Battle of Huck's Defeat, a skirmish fought on July 12, 1780

Historic Camden- Site of the Battle of Camden on August 16, 1780

Georgia

Fort Morris- Site of a battle fought January 9, 1779

Savannah History Museum- Interprets the siege and battle of Savannah

Old Fort Jackson- A fort that was fortified during the Revolution

Kettle Creek Battlefield- A Patriot victory which helped check the British invasion of Georgia

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Stone family lived at Haberdeventure from 1770 until 1936, a total of six generations.When a fire destroyed much of the main house in 1977, the house had been continuously occupied for over 200 years.