From the heights of the Palisades at Fort Lee to the shores of the Delaware River at Red Bank Battlefield, The Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area offers an unprecedented opportunity to interpret and celebrate our state’s rich history through collaborative partnerships. Historic sites, preservation groups, historical societies, friends organizations, state, county and local governments, schools, libraries and museums will work together to tell the stories of the American Revolution and New Jersey’s significant contributions to our nation.
The Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area encompasses approximately 2,155 square miles in New Jersey, including 212 municipalities in 14 counties. Federal legislation specifies its role:
- to assist communities, organizations, and citizens in preserving New Jersey’s historic identity;
- to foster close working relationships among all levels of government, the private sector, and communities;
- to provide for the preservation and interpretation of resources for the educational and inspirational benefit of future generations; and
- to strengthen Morristown National Historical Park as an asset to the state.