Junior Ranger Day 2013, Sunday April 28th
We are also partnering with nearby Thomas Edison National Historical Park to introduce a "Super Junior Ranger" designation. Those attending programs and completing activities at both parks during National Park Week will earn a special "Super Junior Ranger" certificate for their additional exploration of the national parks.
Junior Ranger Day is part of the annual National Park Week celebration. National park sites around the country will be celebrating National Park Week from April 20 to 28, 2013. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to Morristown National Historical Park from Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, 2013. A fee free day is a great opportunity to discover new programs, new stories or discover what the park has to offer. For information about our hours and National Park Week activities call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or follow us on Twitter at @MorristownNPS.
Special Junior Ranger Day Ranger Programs
Kid's Tour of the Ford Mansion - Here's a historic house tour geared for kids in grades four and up (including adults). It will feature activities such as role playing, a scavenger hunt and learning about "gross stuff," like 18th century bathrooms. The tour begins in the Washington Headquarters Museum. 10am, 2pm and 3pm at the Ford Mansion.
The Neighborhood of Jockey Hollow - Think of Jockey Hollow as a neighborhood with its members having different roles in the community. Examine the wildlife that live in the neighborhood or community of Jockey Hollow and join a Park Guide for a 2.25 mile hike along the yellow trail. 10am at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
Nature Discovery Hike - Want to explore the natural wonders of Jockey Hollow? Join a Park Ranger as we hike along Primrose Brook Trail a 1.13 miles round trip hike and discover together some of the natural wonders of Jockey Call 973-543- 4030 for further information. 1:30pm and 3:30pm at the Trail Center Parking Lot.
Colonial Games - Have some old-fashioned fun as you take on the same games that the soldiers and the Wick Family played. Try your hand at nine-pins, quoits, trap-ball, nine-man morris, fox & geese and other 18th century games. 1:30pm to 4:00pm at the Wick House.
JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Complete and present the handbook to a park ranger at Jockey Hollow or Washington's Headquarters and receive your Junior Ranger badge for a job well done. For more information, please visit
Web Ranger Program
Did You Know?
The tea that was thrown into Boston Harbor by the Sons of Liberty in December 1773 was a mixture of Ceylonese and Darjeeling. The same tea can still be purchased from the original blending house, Davison Newsom of London.