• Reenatctors try to stay warm outside soldier huts in Jockey Hollow


    National Historical Park New Jersey

Curriculum-Based Education Program

We have curriculum-based Educational programs for both 4th and 5th grade classes, as well High School students.

Education groups visiting Washington's Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion may apply in advance for a Fee Waiver.

Children learning to drill like the soldiers did.

Children learning to drill like the soldiers did.

Elementary School Programs:

Educational programs begin November 2013 at Morristown NHP

September 18 is the first date reservation requests will be accepted.
Reservations are made only by filling out this form

Location: Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown NHP. (This program does NOT include the Washington's Headquarters unit.)

Who: Elementary school classes studying the American Revolution--curriculum aimed towards 4th and 5th grade.

When: Tuesday thru Friday, November to May

Length of program: at least two and a half hours.

For information on the two programs offered, go to

For a printable brochure on the elementary educational programs click here
For further information, please contact Park Ranger / Education Specialist Thomas Winslow at
e-mail us

Students looking at primary source documents.

Students looking at primary source documents.

High School

The primary goal of our seminar is to provide a skill-building workshop for students of history. We aim to guide students through source use and analysis activities that will lead students toward effective and meaningful primary source investigation. Our archives tutorial program provides students the unique perspective of working with authentic, unedited eighteenth- and nineteenth-century manuscripts from our own Lloyd W. Smith Archival Collection.

Primary Source Seminar: Information Packet(.pdf)

SEMINAR BLOG: The Primary Source Seminar Blog is the latest installment of our program. Our blog is an interactive space for us to connect with teachers in the community. We use this site to connect teachers with resources and to post information about upcoming events. Teachers are able to leave comments on our page that other readers and curatorial staff my address.

Did You Know?

boston massacre engraving

John Adams defended the British soldiers accused of murder after the Boston Massacre so well, that a Massachusetts jury found six of the eight not guilty by reason of self defense. Two were found guilty of manslaughter.