Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Cultural adn Heritage Commission is a division of The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation
235th Anniversary of the Skirmish at Cedar Bridge


On December 27, 1782, after searching for the notorious Captain John Bacon, Captain Richard Shreve of Burlington County Light Horse and Captain Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves at a nearby tavern. Bacon and his band of Loyalists surprised the Burlington militia and blocked their escape. As the militia gained the advantage, they were fired upon unexpectedly by a party of locals, who came to the aid and provided a diversion that allowed Bacon to escape. Among the Patriots, one was killed and four wounded. Four Loyalists were also wounded, including Captain Bacon.
Experience the story of skirmish between John Bacon and local militia at Cedar Bridge tavern with a re-enactment of last documented land engagement of the Revolutionary War. A tour of Cedar Bridge Tavern will also be available.

Free
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 PM
Snow date: Sunday January 7, 2018
200 Old Halfway Road
Cedar Bridge Tavern, Barnegat
732-929-4779
www.co.ocean.nj.us/ch/