• 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.

Fish

The surface waters of Morristown National Historical Park support a diverse and balanced fish community. As part of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, a fish inventory was conducted in 1999.

Eleven fish species were documented, eight of which were native while the remainder were introduced. The most common species were Slimy Sculpin, Blacknose Dace and Tesselated Darter.

The State of New Jersey has listed the sections of two waterways that flow through the park as "Wild Trout Streams". The wild trout stream designation serves to identify stream segments with viable wild trout populations capable of supporting a limited sport fishery.

The designation also provides an additional level of protection to these wild trout populations by eliminating fish stocking activities and establishing more stringent fishing regulations.

Both Indian Grave Brook and the Passiac River support viable populations of Brown and Rainbow Trout. The Passiac River also contains Brook Trout.

 
Freshwater Fish Inventory Northeast Temperate Network, 1991-2001.
 
Common Name

Blacknose Dace
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Creek Chub
Golden Shiner
Rainbow Trout
Slimy Sculpin
Spottail Shiner
Tessellated Darter
White Sucker

Did You Know?

tea chest

The tea that was thrown into Boston Harbor by the Sons of Liberty in December 1773 was a mixture of Ceylonese and Darjeeling. The same tea can still be purchased from the original blending house, Davison Newsom of London.