News Releases

June 12, 2015
Morristown NHP Participates in Morris County's Revolutionary Times Celebration, July 3-5, 2015
Morristown NHP is pleased to partner with the Morris County Tourism Bureau for its July 3-5 Revolutionary Times events. The park's participation includes free admission to the Washington's Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion from Friday, July 3 through Sunday July 5, 2015. The highlight at Morristown NHP will be a free concert at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 3, by the famous Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks.

June 10, 2015
Morristown NHP Summer Operating Hours Announced
Morristown NHP will begin its seven-days-a-week summer hours of operation on Sunday, June 28th and will last until August 30th. The Washington's Headquarters Museum, Ford Mansion, and Jockey Hollow Visitor Center will be open every day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

June 3, 2015
Fees Increase at Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown National Historical Park will increase its fees effective July 15, 2015.

May 11, 2015
The park's historic Wick House will close for the summer on May 20th, 2015, in order to conduct much-needed rehabilitation work on the chimney and fireplace. All of Jockey Hollow and the grounds around the Wick House, including the Wick Garden, will remain open to the public during the rehabilitation.

April 24, 2015
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 264,363 visitors to Morristown National Historical Park in 2014 spent $14.8 million in communities near the park.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 264,363 visitors to Morristown National Historical Park in 2014 spent $14.8 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 197 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $20.6 million.

March 27, 2015
Author Michael C. Harris to Speak on Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America,September 11, 1777
The National Park Service welcomes author Michael C. Harris to the Washington's Headquarters Museum to discuss his book, Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777. The talk will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the Washington's Headquarters Museum at 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey. Admission to the program is free. Book sales and signing will follow the program.

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.

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