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

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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    From March 12th to May 21st, the Ford Mansion, Washington's Headquarters Museum, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and Wick House will be closed on Wednesdays. This does not effect confirmed school groups. All park grounds will remain open. More »

Scenic Vistas

Nature and Science

Fort Nonsense Vista

(Masson)

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?

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.