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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.

News Releases

September 26, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author To Speak: Author Edward Larson on The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 on Saturday October 11th, 2014
Larson will speak about the crucial, yet often overlooked period in George Washington's equally distinguished career and life, when Washington retired from the army to lead a quieter life at Mount Vernon in 1783. In The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, Larson reveals how Washington "saved" the United States by coming out of retirement to not only lead the Constitutional Convention, but to also serve as America's first president. A book signing will follow the talk.

August 21, 2014
Senior Vice-President at George Washington's Mount Vernon to Speak at Morristown NHP
Through Mr. Robert Shenk's presentation, "Now or Never, Our Deliverance Must Come: The Path from Morristown to Victory at Yorktown" he will explore the Continental Army's improbable path to victory. He will present the difficulties facing the Continental Army in late 1780/early 1781 through to its victory at Yorktown in late October 1781.

August 6, 2014
Author's Book Talk: Jude Pfister on America Writes Its History, 1650-1850
Visit Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) at 1 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014, for a book talk and signing presented by Morristown NHP's Chief of Cultural Resources, Dr. Jude M. Pfister.

July 23, 2014
Tourism to Morristown NHP Creates $16,808,100 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 304,940 visitors to Morristown National Historical Park in 2013 spent more than $16 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 197 jobs in the local area.

June 5, 2014
July 4th Revolutionary Times Activity: Grand Re-Opening of Fort Nonsense
Please join Morristown National Historical Park (NPS) and the Washington Association of New Jersey (WANJ) as they proudly "re-open" the new and improved Fort Nonsense Area.

June 5, 2014
Celebrate Liberty in New Jersey at the Exhibition: Bringing the War of Independence to Life
Morristown National Historical Park will celebrate New Jersey's 350th anniversary "Liberty" theme by hosting the exhibition, Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution. The exhibit will be in the park's Washington's Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.

Tourism to Morristown National Historical Park creates $15,853,100 in Economic Benefit (March, 2014)

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.