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.
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.
Did You Know?
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.