Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Cultural adn Heritage Commission is a division of The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation
238th 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. Tours of Cedar Bridge Tavern and the surrounding grounds will be available. Also kids crafts, demos and refreshments.
Reencatment times : 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Please park on CR-523/ 610; free shuttle buses will take you to Cedar Bridge and return you to the entrance when event is done.

Free
Sunday, December 13 at 1:00 PM
Backup date: Sunday January 10, 2021
200 Old Halfway Road
Cedar Bridge Tavern, Barnegat
732-929-4769 - Cedar Bridge Tavern
732-929-4779 - OCC&H office
www.co.ocean.nj.us/ch/

Directions to Cedar Bridge Tavern
200 Old Cedar Bridge Road
Barnegat, New Jersey 08005

GPS: Cedar Bridge Tavern

From North – Toms River
Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 69 CR-532 (Waretown)
Take the ramp toward Wells Mills
Turn Left on CR-532 – Travel 5.7 miles to RT72
Cross Route-72 West
Travel .1 miles West on C-532/610 (Warren Grove Road)
“Old Cedar Bridge Road” is on the right, park at the intersection

From East – Manahawkin/Barnegat/Long Beach Island
Take Route 72 West to intersection with CR-532 (Warren Grove Road)
Turn Left onto CR532/610
Travel .1 miles down Warren Grove Road
“Old Cedar Bridge Road” is on the right, park at the intersection

From South – Atlantic City/Tuckerton
Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 57 CR-539 (Tuckerton)
Take CR-539 North 10.8 miles to Traffic Light Intersection – Route 72
Turn right onto Route 72 East 1.4 miles
Turn Right onto CR-532/610 (Warren Grove Road)
Travel .1 miles down Warren Grove Road
“Old Cedar Bridge Road” is on the right, park at the intersection


From West – Philadelphia/Camden/Cherry Hill
Take Route 72 East to Traffic Light Intersection with CR-539
Continue on Route 72 East 1.4 miles
Turn Right onto CR-532/610 (Warren Grove Road)
Travel .1 miles down Warren Grove Road
“Old Cedar Bridge Road” is on the right, park at the intersection