- Open daily from sunrise to sunset
- Self-guided tours
- Buses and group tours
- Interpretive signage.
- Street parking
- ADA accessible
Battle of Chestnut Neck Monument and Park
Intersection of Chestnut Neck Road and Old New York Road and Route 9, Port Republic, NJ 08241
The Battle of Chestnut Neck Monument and Park commemorates the fight of October 1778. Chestnut Neck, in Little Egg Harbor, was an important location for American privateers and a port for supplies bound for George Washington’s army at the Valley Forge encampment. On October 6, 1778 a fleet of nine British ships carrying 400 British and Loyalist troops attacked the “nest of rebel pirates.” Forewarned of the attack, the town’s militiamen were able to conduct a fighting withdrawal, allowing the British to capture only a small amount of supplies, although they did torch the village and the ships docked in the port.
The 50-foot monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1910 commemorates the colonial militiamen who died in the battle. The park features a collection of artifacts, and stone and concrete monuments dedicated to the history of the Battle of Chestnut Creek.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Tour the park to learn more about the Battle of Chestnut Creek
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