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


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News Releases

February 6, 2015
In a joint program with the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, Morristown National Historical Park will host America's founding couple, George and Martha Washington, at the park's Washington's Headquarters Museum on Sunday, February 22nd, from 3:00-4:00 pm.

January 28, 2015

Author James Gigantino to Speak on New Book: The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865
In honor of Black History Month, the National Park Service welcomes Dr. James Gigantino to discuss his new book The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865. The talk will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015, in the park's Washington's Headquarters Museum. Admission is free. Book sales and signing will follow the program.

January 23, 2015
Morristown National Historical Park Proposes Entrance Fee Increase

Morristown National Historical Park will present a program on Your Fee Dollars at Work to discuss a possible fee increase in 2015. The current park entrance fees have been in place since the early 1990s. A public comment session will be included with this program.

November 24, 2014
Morristown National Historical Park Winter Visitor Services
Beginning on January 4, 2015, the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center building and the Wick House will be closed. The buildings will reopen on February 18, 2015. During that same period, the Washington's Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

October 10, 2014
Morristown National Historical Park to Begin Off-Season Hours of Visitor Services on November 1, 2014
Beginning on November 1, 2014, Morristown NHP will begin its off-season hours of operation for visitor services. Please note that the grounds of the park will remain open 7 days per week along with the restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area (Visitor Center and NY Brigade Comfort Station) per park hours.

September 26, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author To Speak: Author Edward Larson on The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 on Saturday October 11th, 2014
Larson will speak about the crucial, yet often overlooked period in George Washington's equally distinguished career and life, when Washington retired from the army to lead a quieter life at Mount Vernon in 1783. In The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, Larson reveals how Washington "saved" the United States by coming out of retirement to not only lead the Constitutional Convention, but to also serve as America's first president. A book signing will follow the talk.

August 21, 2014
Senior Vice-President at George Washington's Mount Vernon to Speak at Morristown NHP
Through Mr. Robert Shenk's presentation, "Now or Never, Our Deliverance Must Come: The Path from Morristown to Victory at Yorktown" he will explore the Continental Army's improbable path to victory. He will present the difficulties facing the Continental Army in late 1780/early 1781 through to its victory at Yorktown in late October 1781.

August 6, 2014
Author's Book Talk: Jude Pfister on America Writes Its History, 1650-1850
Visit Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) at 1 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014, for a book talk and signing presented by Morristown NHP's Chief of Cultural Resources, Dr. Jude M. Pfister.

July 23, 2014
Tourism to Morristown NHP Creates $16,808,100 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 304,940 visitors to Morristown National Historical Park in 2013 spent more than $16 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 197 jobs in the local area.

June 5, 2014
July 4th Revolutionary Times Activity: Grand Re-Opening of Fort Nonsense
Please join Morristown National Historical Park (NPS) and the Washington Association of New Jersey (WANJ) as they proudly "re-open" the new and improved Fort Nonsense Area.

June 5, 2014
Celebrate Liberty in New Jersey at the Exhibition: Bringing the War of Independence to Life
Morristown National Historical Park will celebrate New Jersey's 350th anniversary "Liberty" theme by hosting the exhibition, Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution. The exhibit will be in the park's Washington's Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.

Tourism to Morristown National Historical Park creates $15,853,100 in Economic Benefit (March, 2014)

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