Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, with dozens of partner sites and events, celebrates New Jersey's critical and intriguing role in the American Revolution. It also promotes open space, historical preservation, tourism, and economic development throughout the state.
The Washington Association of New Jersey is one of the oldest historic preservation organizations in the nation. Founded in 1874, it works to preserve the Ford Mansion which served as Washington's Headquarters when the Continental Army encamped at Morristown during the bitter cold winter of 1779-80.
Did You Know?
“We reached this wilderness, about three miles from Morristown where we are building log huts for winter quarters. The snow on the ground is about two feet deep, and the weather extremely cold.” – Dr James Thacher, Continental Army Surgeon, 1779.