• Thomas Stone

    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?

That Thomas Stone National Historic Site not only contains the country home of Thomas Stone but is also his final resting place.