The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail follows the same network of roads and waterways use by allied American and French forces between 1781 and 1783. The trail is named after two military generals that were crucial to the American Revolution, General George Washington of the Continental Army and General Jean-Baptiste Donatien De Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau of the French Expeditionary Force. Together, they allied together to siege Yorktown and defeat British General Charles Cornwallis in the last land battle of the American Revolutionary War.
This 700-mile-long trail spans from Boston, Massachusetts to Yorktown, Virginia and continues through nine states. Within the greater Philadelphia area are a multitude of locations that both General Washington and General Rochambeau utilized for military encampment, strategic meetings and prisoner of war (POW) barracks.