Have you ever wanted to tread on the very same ground as George Washington? What is it about inhabiting the same space as our forefathers? It’s as if—for but a moment—the past and present blur, yoking you to hopeful, agents of change…something you’d also like to be remembered for. For the voyager with a deep appreciation of history, the outdoors, and architecture there is no better destination than Freehold. A sojourn at one of the myriad hotels in Freehold, NJ connects a curious traveler such as yourself with an incomparable experience.
Awaken from your slumber at one of the Freehold hotels to take a walking tour of downtown. Journey back to 18th century America as you amble past wood and brick Italianate-style buildings, many of which have stood since the Revolutionary War. Freehold citizens are very proud of their historical pedigree and celebrate it accordingly—such as with the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence every July Fourth, passing the timeless vision of our nation on to the next generation
As you stand on the beautifully manicured grounds of Monmouth Battlefield State Park basking in the sun, imagine what it was like on that scorching hot in 1778 when George Washington led the attack known as the Battle of Monmouth. Of course, the battle has long been over and today you can hike, horseback ride, or picnic in the park—all under the same sun that presided over the bloody combat. If you're in the mood for a placid lake environment for walking or riding a bike, there's also Lake Topanemus Park less than a mile outside of downtown. Hotels near Freehold, NJ offer easy access to its rolling hills and calm lakes.
Of course, no trip to Freehold is complete without stopping by the Freehold Raceway. As the nation’s oldest race track, its turf has been trodden by some of the fastest horses in history. Care to wager on a horse that strikes your fancy? This is New Jersey, after all.
For the real risk-taker, slip into one of the Freehold rental cars and extend your stay at one of the Atlantic City hotels and casinos. Glimpse into a pivotal time in America’s past as you make personal history of your own. You never know what may come of your actions.