We walked this battlefield on a late afternoon in May. The location is lovely for a picnic or short hike (or both!). The battlefield itself gives evidence of the conflicts between various Colonial interest groups and the Crown prior to the actual Revolution.
Because the battleground is small and relatively unchanged it is easy to imagine the scene in 1771. The road upon which the "armies" advanced toward one another is still there, although buried under a 2-lane paved road, and runs approximately through the middle of the battleground. Blue and red flags on the battlefield mark the locations of the two "armies" as they faced each other, allowing the visitor to better grasp the formations and distances involved.
The Allen House gives visitors a glimpse into the way of life on the frontier in the 18th century, and occasional encampments, such as the one taking place while we were there (thanks, Chris and Lisa) give a look at militia life during the Revolutionary War period.
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