Celebrate George Washington’s 288th Birthday At Historic New Bridge Landing In New Jersey
New Jersey is known as the Crossroads of the Revolution and there are several reasons for this. First, it was the geographic center of the new nation. New Jersey is centrally located between Georgia and Maine (then part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony). Second, many major battles and hundreds of smaller skirmishes took place in the state. George Washington spent a significant amount of time in New Jersey and certain places he spent the night stand out for their significance. These include the Ford Mansion in Morristown, Dey Mansion in Wayne, and the Zabriskie-Steuben House in River Edge. All served as his headquarters at some point in time.
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These homes aren’t only notable for the history but for their architecture. They are Bergen Dutch sandstone houses – a type of architecture found nowhere else in the world. Learn more about that at this special event. It takes place on February 23rd from 1 – 5 p.m. and admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students. Put on by the Bergen County Historical Society, it’s sure to be a good time.
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