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Headquarters for Gen. Henry Knox 1778-79
New Jersey and National Historic Site

3055 River Road Park  |   Bedminster, New Jersey 07921  |  908-396-6053


3055 River Road Park   Bedminster, New Jersey

to the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum, site of America’s first military training academy, the Pluckemin Cantonment. The Vanderveer house served as headquarters for Gen. Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79.  A National and New Jersey historic site, the Vanderveer house interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by Gen. Henry Knox and his family.

Please visit our Collections: Videos page to watch our latest 3D Visualization video on the Pluckemin Cantonment, In Quarters Comfortable and Clever



…Elegance with a French flair is returning to the Somerset Hills this Spring! The JVH is planning a premier benefit event, Saturday, May 16, to commemorate the “French Alliance Ball” that was held at the Pluckemin Artillery Park in 1779.  

Sunday Feb 1 Ned Hector, a free African American soldier who fought on the Patriot side in the Revolution will give a  highly interactive presentation, including instructions on how to fire a cannon, with audience participation! Hector is portrayed by Noah Lewis. Tickets $10.

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Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum/Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment

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Open on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Revolutionary War home of General Henry Knox
and the site of America’s first military training academy, the Pluckemin Cantonment.

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FRENCH ALLIANCE BALL

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Ned Hector, Historic Reenactment


Feb 1, 2 pm



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