Effective March 1, 2013, Morristown National Historical Park was required by "sequestration" (a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts) to reduce its annual budget by five percent. The park has made several adjustments to ensure a continuation of the high level of service that you expect from your National Parks.
In order to ensure high quality programming and services, we will be closing the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Wick House, Washington's Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion on Wednesdays beginning March 2014. We will resume 7 day operations between Memorial Day and Labor day. This closure provides the park with the flexibility to continue offering education programs and workshops, and allows time to develop new and exciting programming.
We are sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your continued support during these times of fiscal constraint.
Did You Know?
The Brown Bess was the standard issue infantry musket for the British Army. By 1770, the specifications of the weapon included a 39 inch length barrel, 14 pound weight, and a .75 calibre bullet.