A New Nation

In Boston citizens gathered to challenge British rule. They protested the Boston Massacre and the tax on tea. The revolution began. Patriots against Loyalists. Whigs opposed Tories. Eleven years later America won its independence in Yorktown. The National Park Service preserves the places that led to this new-found freedom. Explore well-known and surprising stories of  places and people that contributed to the birth of a new nation.

Painting of a Continental soldier and the words "I Need You To Help Tell My Story."
Transcribe Revolutionary War Pensions

The memories of over 80,000 Revolutionary War veterans and widows are waiting to be discovered and we need your help!

Learn more about the American Revolution

Learn more about the people, places, and stories of the American Revolution.

Visit where the Revolution happened.

The National Park Service preserves and protects many of the sites associated with the Revolution, from historic homes to battlefields.

Last updated: June 27, 2023