National Park Service
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route was designated a National Historic Trail in March 2009. This was a combination of many years of study and efforts of the W3R-US and its many partners in the United States and abroad. After designation, the National Park Service (NPS) and W3R-US formed an official partnership.
Together, the NPS and W3R-US will identify, preserve, interpret, and celebrate the French and American alliance in the Revolutionary War. The military, logistical, and cultural significance of the trail to the final land battle of the war deserves recognition as a pivotal point in American history. Without the French assistance, many of which gave their lives, the outcome of the war may have been different. The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail honors the cross-cultural significance of the French-American alliance and the America’s great success in the Revolutionary War.
The NPS will assist in the protection of historic resources and commemoration and interpretation of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in partnership with a broad range of federal, state, local and private organizations, in conjunction with the W3R-US.
For more information, visit the NPS website of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail here: https://www.nps.gov/waro
For the official NPS brochure click here.
Further NPS documentation of the NHT is here:
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT Statement of National Significance, 2003
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT Resource Study & Environmental Assessment, 2006
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT Strategic Plan, Draft, 2011