Sure, the Revolutionary War started up in Massachusetts at Concord and Lexington. Sure, it ended at Yorktown in Virgina. But some are arguing that the center of it all belongs here at or near Exit 9. After all, NJ was home to Washington's Crossing, the Battle of Monmouth, the Battle of Princeton, and many others. That news story was carried locally in, at least, the Trenton Times, and reflects the excitement that many New Jerseyans have for this turning point in world history.
If you want to get out and experience some colonial living this weekend, there is a celebration in Somerset County with 25 different open sites including the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster.