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Post-Hurricane Sandy: What's happening at Morristown National Historical Park

Park Staff clearing the Tour Road of downed trees after Hurricane Sandy

Park Staff clearing the Tour Road in Jockey Hollow of downed trees after Hurricane Sandy

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As of November 22, Morristown National Historical Park has completely reopened after the storm. The park has been involved in a multiple agency storm recovery effort and cleanup will continue for some time. The following links and information may be helpful in following the progress.

 
Park Staff cutting up the large trees that fell behind the Ford Mansion

Park Service Staff cutting up the large trees that fell behind the Ford Mansion

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The Washington's Headquarters area, including the museum and the Ford Mansion, located at 30 Washington Place in Morristown reopened on November 10th, just in time for Veterans Day Weekend. Regular operating hours for the museum and the Ford Mansion are in place. The Museum is open 9am to 5pm daily. Tours of the Ford Mansion are 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm daily. All visitors are asked to check in at the Museum bookstore upon arrival. Tours size is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 for further details.

 
Hurricane Sandy recovery at Fort Nonsense

Park Staff clearing road to Fort Nonsense overlook after Hurricane Sandy

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Fort Nonsense is also open to the public. The entrance is located off Chestnut Street in Morristown behind the Courthouse area. This area has several parking spots and gives you a good view of the Morristown. There are also some picnic tables that are available if you would like to read a book or have lunch with a view. The grounds are open from 8am to 4:30pm daily during the fall and winter months.

 
Western Ave entrance to Jockey Hollow after Hurricane Sandy

Trees blocking the Western Ave entrance to Jockey Hollow after Hurricane Sandy

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NJ Brigade Area which includes the Corss Estate and formal gardens reopened to the public on November 20. All safety hazards around the grounds and trails have been addressed.

Jockey Hollow Encampment Area, which includes all hiking trails, the Wick House and Garden, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and the Encampment Tour Road have reopened as of November 22. Clean-up will continue for an extended period.

 
Trail assessment in Jockey Hollow after Hurricane Sandy

Trail assessment on the Yellow Trail in Jockey Hollow. Can you see the red dot? That is the helmet of one of the Park Staff assessing damage to the trees along the trail

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All scheduled interpretative programs and visitor activities schedule for Jockey Hollow, including the Wick House and various hikes are canceled until further notice.

Additional information and updates will be provided when available by calling 973-539-2016 ext 210 or the links below:

Morristown National Historical Park on Facebook


Morristown National Historical Park on Twitter

NPS Superstorm Sandy Response on Facebook


NPS Superstorm Sandy Response on Twitter


USGS:
http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/sandy/

Did You Know?

Lafayette

At 19, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. He developed a lifelong friendship with General Washington and would name his son Georges Washington du Motier. General Washington was named the boy’s godfather.