The Route to Victory
By 1780, the Americans found their War for Independence at a stalemate. France had previously provided America with supplies and money, but now French ground forces were sent to help turn the tide of the War. General Rochambeau and the French Army allied with General Washington and the Continental Army, journeying hundreds of miles to a victory at Yorktown and, ultimately, the War.
Explore the Trail
The NHT connects many major metropolitan areas, national and state parks, historic and scenic trails, and countless historic sites along the routeRead More
Connecting the Northeast
The NHT aims to work with partners to identify, preserve, interpret and celebrate the march of American-French allied forces in the years of 1781-1783Read More
The Revolutionary Route
General Washington, General Rochambeau and the allied armies marched to the siege of Yorktown, a pivotal event in the War for IndependenceRead More
Did You Know?
Revolutionary War veteran Joseph Plumb Martin, in his 1830 memoir, recounted seeing the French fleet under Admiral de Grasse for the first time, “[We] soon arrived at the mouth of James’ river, where were a number of armed French vessels and two or three fifty gun ships. We passed in sight of the French fleet, then lying in Lynnhaven bay; they resembled a swamp of dry pine trees.”