Battle of Bound Brook

Colonials marching to battle

242nd Commemoration of The Battle of Bound Brook

April 13-14
Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Bridgewater (for detailed locations and itinerary, please see this flyer)

Enjoy an exciting piece of history that occurred in your own backyard in Somerset County! The Battle of Bound Brook took place during the American Revolution on April 13, 1777. On this date, a surprise attack was conducted by 4,000 British and Hessian forces against a small American garrison of about 500 with the objective of capturing the entire garrison and provisions. The Colonials put up a spirited resistance, and a majority of the garrison escaped via unblocked route with additional American reinforcements arriving in the afternoon. For an even more detailed account, check out the Staats House website.

Abraham Staats House
Abraham Staats House in South Bound Brook

Saturday, April 13: visitors can enjoy a street battle reenactment at the Old Stone Arch Bridge in Bound Brook and a ceremony at the Old Presbyterian Graveyard next to the Bound Brook Memorial Library.

Stay for Battle & Brews History Tour/Pub Stroll! Patrons must be 21+ and purchase their own drinks.

In the evening, we hope you will be able to join us for the Spring Publick Ball at the Historic Van Horne House.

Sunday, April 14:

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at South Bound Brook Fire Company #1 in South Bound Brook, a lecture by Robert A. Mayers, and another battle re-enactment on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. Throughout the day, visitors can see soldier drills and soldier encampments (10 am-4 pm).

Full itinerary for the weekend can be retrieved here.