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


    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.

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?

Horse Head Copper

That Walter Mould was given permission by the New Jersey Assembly to mint horse head coppers or copper pennies in the city of Morristown.