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


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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.

Scenic Vistas

Nature and Science

Fort Nonsense Vista


Scenic vistas exist at the Fort Nonsense Unit of the park. Fort Nonsense was the site of an earthwork fortification built by Washington's troops in the Spring of 1777. It's purpose was to protect the main roads leading north and south and the military storehouses in Morristown.

The current view to the east and southeast include the center of Morristown and allow visitors to see the relationship of the fort to the town green, where supplies were located, Washington’s Headquarters at the Ford Mansion, had the protective nature of the Watchung Ridge and New York City approximately 30 miles away.

In the Jockey Hollow Unit of the park, a panoramic view to the north and east can be seen from the Mt. Kemble Loop Trail. The difference in elevation results from the park's location at the junction of the Highland and Piedmont physiographic provinces.

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.