Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge lithograph by Percy Moran, 1911. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth

American Revolution 240th Celebrations

Special celebrations will be held in 2018 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the various battles of the American Revolution. Check below for the events that are on the calendar or contact your local park to see if there's a special event there. We'll strive to keep you up to date when announcements come into focus. Throughout 2018, the American Revolution will be celebrated for that two hundreds and forty years of United States history from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Savannah, many in state parks. Take the time to visit this history at anniversary events of living history and battle walks at the places where they happened.



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  • American Revolution 240th Anniversary Events -
    January to June


    March 11, 1778 - Battle of Barbados
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: NA.
    Event: NA.

    March 18, 1778 - Battle of Quinton's Bridge, New Jersey
    Celebration Dates/Times: Events for this battle have not been set. For more info, you can check out the Revolutionary War New Jersey, Quinton's Bridge page.
    Location: Not available.
    Event: Not available.

    March 21, 1778 - Battle of Hancock's Bridge, New Jersey
    Celebration Dates/Times: March 23-25, 2018.
    Location: Hancock Bridge/Hancock House State Historic Site. 485 Locust Island Rd, Hancocks Bridge, NJ 08038.
    Event: A Hancock's Bridge 240th Anniversary Event has not yet been scheduled. You can check out info on this at the Hancock House Historic Site.

    May 1, 1778 - Battle of Crooked Billet, Pennsylvania
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Crooked Billet Elementary School is now located on the site of the battle.
    Event: Past anniversary events have been held at the school. No event scheduled as of yet.

    May 21, 1778 - Battle of Barren (Lafayette) Hill, Pennsylvania
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Not available.
    Event: Not available.



    May 25/30, 1778 - Mount Hope Bay Raids, Rhode Island
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Warren, Rhode Island. Maxwell House, home of the Historical Society can be reached at Massasoit Historical Society
    Event: Not available.

    May 30, 1778 - Battle of Cobbleskill, New York
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Route 7, Warnersville, New York. Only a historical marker remains.
    Event: Event doubtful.

    June 19, 1778 - Walkout at Valley Forge
    Celebration Dates/Times: June 19, 2018 TBA or weekend before.
    Location: Valley Forge National Historic Park.
    Event: Reenactment of the walkout of George Washington's Continental Army troops from their winter encampment. For more details, when available, go to Valley Forge NHP Events

    June 28, 1778 - Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey
    Celebration Dates/Times: June 15, 7:00 p.m. to June 18, 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726.
    Event: Reenactments, living history, tours. For more info, when available see Monmouth Battlefield State Park or the official Facebook page of the 240th anniversary.

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  • American Revolution 240th Anniversary Events -
    July to December


    July 3, 1778 - Wyoming Massacre, Pennsylvania
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Wyoming Monument is located on Route 11 along the Susquenna River just north of the Wilkes Barre Wyoming Airport, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.
    Event: Commemorative ceremony and walking tours (these sell out) conducted by the Wyoming Commemorative Association and the Luzerne County Historical Society. For more info, check their Wyoming Commemorative Facebook Page and the Luzerne Country Historical Society Facebook Page.

    July 27, 1778 - Battle of Ushant, English Channel
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Not available.
    Event: Not available.

    August 29, 1778 - Battle of Rhode Island
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Various of the forts used in the battle exist today as shown on the Fort Tour Website.
    Event: It is unknown whether a special 240th anniversary event will be held.



    September 7, 1778 - Siege of Boonesborough, Kentucky
    Celebration Dates/Times: September 22-23, 2018.
    Location: Fort Boonesborough, 4375 Boonesboro Rd, Richmond, KY 40475.
    Event: Living history, 2 p.m. reenactments both days plus night battle on the September 22, encampment. More info, visit Fort Boonesboro Living History.

    October 15, 1778 - The Affair at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Pulaski Monument, Pulaski Boulevard, Little Egg Harbor.
    Event: Not available.

    November 11, 1778 - Cherry Valley Massacre, New York
    Celebration Dates/Times: Not available.
    Location: Cherry Valley Massacre Monument, Otsego County, Cherry Valley, New York. Alden Street.
    Event: Not available.

    December 29, 1778 - First Battle of Savannah, Georgia
    Celebration Dates/Times: December 29, 2018.
    Location: Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, and Battlefield Memorial Park across the street.
    Event: For more information, check out Savannah History Museum Event page. They are currently scheduling a Loyalists and Liberty program for that day at the museum as well as several days surrounding it plus a reenactment at Battlefield Memorial Park.


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