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

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Road work on Washington Place Friday Sept 26th to Wednesday Oct 1st weather permitting

    Expect delays arriving to Washington's HQ and Ford Mansion due to roadwork and repaving of Washington Place. Give yourself more time to arrive for tours of the Ford Mansion. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for updates if needed

  • Mandatory All Employee Staff Meeting on Friday October 3rd

    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Oct 3rd from 9am to 11am for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 11am. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

Plan A Field Trip

Morristown National Historical Park offers a variety of activities suitable for visiting educational groups. Both self-guided and ranger-led experiences are available, although staff limitations are such that park personnel cannot be provided for all group visits. The information below is intended for groups planning either a self-guided or ranger-led trip. Groups are asked to call the Washington Headquarters Museum to give advance notice of their coming. 973 539 2016

Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, This facility offers exhibits such as a full scale replica soldier hut and a 15-minute video, Restroom faciities and a sales area are also available. The ranger at the information desk wil be pleased to assist you and answer questions. The Visitor Center is open daily. 9am to 5pm 973 543 4030 For directions, see http://www.nps.gov/morr/forteachers/classrooms/directions-for-your-field-trip-to-jockey-hollow.htm

The Washington's Headquarters Museum is located at 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ. The museum offers a 27-minute film, three exhibit rooms, and a sales area. Guided tours of the Ford Mansion/Washington's Headquarters are offered at 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 4 PM daily. Tours are limited to a maximum of twenty visitors per tour--tickets for the tours are issued first come, first served. The Museum is open daily. 9am to 5pm.

Entrance Fees: The park entrance fee is $4 per adult at Washington's Headquarters--there is no fee at Jockey Hollow.

 

Did You Know?

Dr James Thacher

“We reached this wilderness, about three miles from Morristown where we are building log huts for winter quarters. The snow on the ground is about two feet deep, and the weather extremely cold.” – Dr James Thacher, Continental Army Surgeon, 1779.