From March 12th to May 21st, the Ford Mansion, Washington's Headquarters Museum, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and Wick House will be closed on Wednesdays. This does not effect confirmed school groups. All park grounds will remain open. More »
Natural Features & Ecosystems
The land inside the park's boundaries consists of several ridges that border generally narrow valleys with several small streams meandering through the valleys.
The forests of the park are northern deciduous hardwood forests, of which approximately 60% are mature (150-200 years old) and 40% are success ional (100-150 years old).
The rolling forested hills, fields, and babbling brooks weave a natural tapestry that provides a sense of the 18th century pre-encampment landscape.
Did You Know?
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.