• Reenatctors 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?

boston massacre engraving

John Adams defended the British soldiers accused of murder after the Boston Massacre so well, that a Massachusetts jury found six of the eight not guilty by reason of self defense. Two were found guilty of manslaughter.