• 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.

Reptiles

Northern Water Snake found among the leaf litter on the forest floor.

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)

(Barton)

The park's snake and turtle species have now been documented as a result of a year 2000 reptile study done in conjunction with the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program.

Of the four snake species observed, the Eastern Garter and Northern Water Snake were found in abundance while the Northern Ringneck and Eastern Milk had fewer sightings.

The most frequently observed turtle species in the park is the Eastern Box Turtle. Other turtles present include the Eastern Painted, Snapping, Common Musk and the Wood Turtle which is listed as a threatened species in New Jersey.

 
Snakes
Common Name Species Name
Eastern garter snake Thamnophis s. sirtalis
Northern ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus edwarsii
Northern water snake Nerodia s. sipedon
Eastern milk snake Lampropeltis t. trangulum

Turtles
Common name Species Name
Eastern box turtle Terrapene c. carolina
Eastern painted turtle Chrysemys p. picta
Snapping turtle Chelydra s. serpentina
Common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus
Wood turtle Clemmys insculpta

Did You Know?

line of battle

A Line of Battle was the standard 18th century troop formation. It generally consisted of a double row of men which allowed one row to fire as the other row reloaded.