BNHA Washington-Rochambueau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Interpretive Framework

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Resource Type

Trails and Byways

The 680-mile Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail consists of the land and water routes taken by General George Washington and French General Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau to and from the siege of Yorktown, Virginia during the Revolutionary War. The trail passes through the District of Columbia and nine states, including Maryland.  After the conclusion of hostilities in 1783, the last group of French soldiers set sail from Baltimore for the French port of Brest.