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5 acres
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. However, the history of the site reaches much further. It is rumoured that the last skirmish of the American Revolution occured here on December 27, 1782. A ceremony commemorating this event is held at the site each year on the Sunday closest to December 27. Due to the tavern's 200 year history as a hub for locals and crossroads for travelers, the tavern is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The site is closed to the general public while Ocean County works to implement its historic preservation plan to to learn about the site, protect its delicate structure, and preserve its unique story for the future.

 Click HERE for the full history of the site from the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.