• April through December: Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
  • January through March: Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • A re-enactment of the last documented land engagement of the American Revolution held on site each year
  • Individual guided and self-guided tours offered
  • Interpretative signs located around the site for self-guided tours
  • Group and school tours available by appointment
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk tour or take part in the summer archery program
  • Cedar Bridge Tavern features several permanent exhibits on the tavern and the affair at Cedar Bridge on the first floor
  • Rotating exhibits showcased on the second floor
  • ADA and wheelchair accessible first floor
  • Restrooms
  • Outdoor grounds
  • On-site parking
  • Free

Cedar Bridge Tavern

200 Old Halfway Road, Barnegat, NJ 08005


Historic Cedar Bridge Tavern, located on 5 acres and surrounded by Bass River State Forest, dates back to 1816 and is the location of the last documented land engagement of the American Revolution. Today, Cedar Bridge Tavern is a gateway to the post-industrial forests of the New Jersey Pinelands. The original section of Cedar Bridge Tavern retains an early 19th-century bar and most of the original interior floor plan, including a bar room, dining room, and bedrooms, along with most of the original doors, trim, windows, and fireplaces. The site also educates visitors about 19th-century farmsteads, taverns, consumerism, entertainment, and foodways in the New Jersey Pinelands region. The Ocean County Parks department purchased the tavern in 2007. In 2014, Cedar Bridge Tavern was added to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.


  • Explore the historic tavern, its grounds, and the surrounding Bass River State Forest
  • Learn about 19th century history, consumer culture, and entertainment in the New Jersey Pinelands region
  • Catch a rotating exhibit on the tavern and its significance during the American Revolution

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