White Plains - Battle of White Plains Park

Whitney Street and Battle Avenue, White Plains, NY

White Plains - Battle of White Plains Park

Date of Battle: October 28, 1776

The Battle

The Continentals realize their position in Manhattan is impossible to hold. They begin to withdraw, fighting a series of skirmishes with the advancing British. The two armies meet at White Plains, just north of Manhattan.

A relatively small force of Americans delays the British advance. The main Continental Army escapes further north into New York and then across the Hudson River to New Jersey.

Visiting the Battleground

The Battle of White Plains Park, at the corner of Whitney Street and Battle Avenue, is located where the battle took place. The small park includes interpretive panels providing information about the battle.

Address: Corner of Whitney Street and Battle Avenue, White Plains, NY

Check the Battle of White Plains Park web site for information on hours of operation.

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Contributor: This list of major Revolutionary War Battles and descriptions was written by Michael Troy, the creator and host of the American Revolution Podcast, who selected these sites and described the battles.

Photo:   Battle of White Plains Historic Site by Hidenori Inagaki licensed under CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.

Editor: Creation of this trip, including additional research on visiting these historic sites by Donna Keesling, editor at The History List.

Updated April 8, 2022

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