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


    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Mandatory All Employee Staff Meeting

    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Sept 5 from 11:30am to 2pm for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 2pm. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

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?


A Liberty Pole was a tall, straight pole, sometimes over 100 feet in height, often erected by patriots and under which the Sons of Liberty met. The Sons of Liberty was an organization started around 1765 in protest to British taxes and other outrages.