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

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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?

Dr James Thacher

“We reached this wilderness, about three miles from Morristown where we are building log huts for winter quarters. The snow on the ground is about two feet deep, and the weather extremely cold.” – Dr James Thacher, Continental Army Surgeon, 1779.