• 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.

Nature & Science

View in Jockey Hollow at the soldier huts, after a heavy snow cover.

Soldier Huts

(Barton)

Morristown National Historical Park preserves the lands, features, and artifacts associated with the 1777 and 1779-80 winter encampments of the Continental Army and General George Washington's headquarters in Morristown.

Comprised of four geographically separate units approximately 30 miles from New York City, Morristown NHP lies at the junction between the Highland and Piedmont physiographic provinces providing for both hilly terrain and scenic views.

The park has twenty seven miles of hiking trails winding through mature forests which Washington’s Army utilized to construct a "log-house city" of over 1000 soldier huts and successional forests which have regenerated on agricultural fields abandoned in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Located in the upper end of the Great Swamp Watershed, the headwaters of several streams utilized as a water source by Washington’s soldiers intersect many of the park’s trails.

The mosaic of fields and forests found in the park are interwoven with a wide variety of natural resources containing significant plant and animal communities.

Long-term Natural Resource Monitoring

Part of the NPS Inventory & Monitoring Program , the Northeast Temperate Network (NETN) brings together NPS researchers, citizen scientists, and other organizations to monitor the ecological health of Morristown National Historical Park and 12 other parks in the northeast. The wide-reaching, scientifically robust information gathered through these long-term natural resource monitoring projects are important to help park managers make better informed decisions, and in promoting research, education, and public understanding of park resources. Follow the links above to learn more about NETN monitoring projects in Morristown and the I&M program.

Did You Know?

Arnold Tavern

Washington stayed at Arnold Tavern in Morristown, NJ from January to May of 1777