• 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.

Trees and Shrubs

A Tulip tree in winter.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)


Up to 100 acres of secondary old-growth tulip trees have grown up in the park's forests since the Revolutionary War. These majestic trees are now 150-220 years old and some are at least 120 feet tall. These tulip trees can be seen along Jockey Hollow Road and on the Grand Loop Trail in the Jockey Hollow Unit of the park.

Large specimen trees such as Silver Maple and Chinese Sequoia can be found on the grounds of the Cross Estate in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of the park. A self-guided walk through the grounds of the Cross Estate provides visitors with the opportunity to view historic trees and learn about their importance to Native Americans and colonists.

Did You Know?


The Grand Union Flag, also called Congress Colors, First Navy Ensign, or Cambridge Flag, had 13 red and white stripes and a blue field in the upper left corner with the cross of St. George of England and the cross of St. Andrew of Scotland. It was the first flag of the American Revolution.