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Historic New Bridge Landing

River Edge, New Jersey

A strategically-important site during the Revolutionary War, New Bridge and the Steuben House served as a battleground, fort, encampment ground, military headquarters, and intelligence-gathering post in every year of the American Revolution. The Steuben House, a state historic site, is the only extant building remaining from the 1776 Retreat through Bergen County, the “Retreat to Victory,” and the house later served as Washington’s HQ in 1780. Join the Bergen County Historical Society as we take you on a tour of our historic 17th and 18th century Dutch sandstones homes, our unique Jersey Dutch collections, and visit the “bridge that saved a nation.” bergencountyhistory.org

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America’s Summer Roadtrip is a project of The Pursuit of History™, the non-profit organization that engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country. Our goal with the Roadtrip was to celebrate these important sites and bring them, and the stories they tell, to new audiences around the country and around the world.

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America’s Summer Roadtrip 2020 Sites

Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge, New Jersey
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers, Massachusetts
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Massachusetts
The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
The Molly Brown House, Denver, Colorado
Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange, New Jersey
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, New Mexico
American Heritage Museum at the Collings Foundation, Stow, Massachusetts
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Japanese American Internment Camp, Powell, Wyoming
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, Coloma, California

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America’s Summer Roadtrip is a project of The Pursuit of History™, the non-profit organization that engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the 12 sites that participated this year.

Thank you to Just Add Video for their top-notch A/V services.

And to Carrie Lund, Lee Wright, Michelle Novak, Larisa Chancellor, Danella LeRoy, Kevin Yosef, and Joanna Wendel.

America’s Summer Roadtrip is made possible by donations to The Pursuit of History, including from Lorna Hainesworth who’s donation helped ensure a great video experience.