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?
A Liberty Pole was a tall, straight pole, sometimes over 100 feet in height, often erected by patriots and under which the Sons of Liberty met. The Sons of Liberty was an organization started around 1765 in protest to British taxes and other outrages.