Heritage Weekends 2016
Red Bank Battlefield
100 Hessian Avenue, National Park, NJ

Spring Festival
April 17th, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a day of sheep shearing, colonial textile demonstrations, spinning, embroidery, hearth cooking, and kids’ activities. Learn about the importance of textiles in colonial America.

Colonial Tea and Gardens

May 15, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Treat mom to tea and cookies at the Whitall House! Learn about the importance of tea in colonial American and the fascinating customs surrounding tea culture. Enjoy sipping your tea while the hearth cookers work their magic in the kitchen.

Flower Show and Garden Festival

June 12, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get ready for gardening season with the Whitall House annual flower show! Enjoy vendors, gardening activities, kids’ fun, and beautiful plant specimens on display in the Whitall House. Learn about how to keep that garden going throughout the summer, tour the beautiful Whitall gardens, and enjoy family-friendly activities.

Lost and Found at Red Bank

June 19, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Did you ever wonder what the archeologists found last summer? All kinds of amazing pieces of history will be on display for visitors to see. Learn about the objects, what archeologists learned from their study, and how we'll use that information to interpret the battlefield area!

July 4th Ice Cream Social and Picnic

July 4, 2016
11:00 am

What better day to visit Red Bank Battlefield than July 4th! Bring your favorite blanket and join us for an old fashioned picnic and ice cream social- we'll provide the ice cream! Free ice cream will be served from 11am- 1pm. Food vendor will be available to purchase treats for your picnic lunch. The Whitall House will be open for tours from 11am to 3pm. Watch the boats glide by on the river, enjoy a tour of the Whitall House, and visit the battlefield area where brave Americans fought for freedom in 1777!

Spies and Pirates on the Delaware

August 21, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Not that long ago the Delaware River was bustling with activity. Tall ships, trading vessels, naval ships, and even pirates called the Delaware River home. Meet swashbuckling pirates, ferret out the spies on a scavenger hunt, and learn about the importance of the river to colonial Americans.

War Comes to the Whitall House

September 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hear what it was like to have a Revolutionary battle in your own backyard! The Battle of Red Bank took place just steps away from the Whitall House. Learn about the battle, the impact it had on the Whitall family, and how this Quaker farm survived in 1777. The day features hearth cooking, battlefield tours, and scavenger hunts!

18th Century Field Day and Jonas Cattle Run

October 23, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy battle reenactments, colonial demonstrators, vendors, food, and fun! Learn about the Battle of Red Bank and why New Jersey is called “The Crossroads of the American Revolution.” Tour the Whitall House and visit with our hearth cookers preparing delicious fall-inspired food. Take in a spectacular sword fight and enjoy a colonial magic show. Fun, food, and activities for everyone!

Children’s Haunted House

October 29, 2016

Come see the spooky (but not too scary) Whitall House. Dress in your favorite costume and hear spooky tales from the Whitall House’s past!

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 9 & 10: Friday (6pm-9pm) and Saturday (3pm-9pm) 

What better way to kick off the holiday season than a candlelight tour of the Whitall House! See the house decorated in all natural elements, learn about the tastes and traditions of colonial Christmases, and visit with our hearth cookers working on a holiday feast!