Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

W3R Logo triangle logo with vertical white and red stripes, a yellow fleur de lis, and the silhoueets of two colonial men on horseback


Established: March 30, 2009
Managing Nonprofit: Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Inc.
Managing Agency: National Park Service


Illustrated map of the W3R Trail

W3R Trail Map courtesy NPS.

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail is marks the routes taken by American and French troops from 1780-1783 and commemorates the role of the critical French-American alliance in the victory over British forces at the siege of Yorktown, Virginia. Notable historic sites along this National Historic Trail include the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Boston National Historic Park, and Valley Forge National Historic Park. Discover additional points of interest along the trail here.

Southern Terminus: Yorktown, Virginia near Colonial National Historic Park

Northern Terminus: North of Boston, Massachusetts near Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

The national historic trail traverses nine states—Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia—plus the District of Columbia. The main trail and its multiple side routes pass through the major metropolitan areas in the Boston-New York-Washington megalopolis. The national historic trail corridors connect parks, historic sites, natural preserves, and other public open spaces crossing a number of historic trails, scenic trails, and tour routes.

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