• 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 »

Directions

Getting To Our Park



By Airplane:
The closest major airport is Newark International Airport, located near Newark, NJ

By Car:
Morristown is located along interstate 287 in New Jersey.

Washington's Headquarters and the Museum ----- GPS = N40degrees47.816ft W074degrees27.976ft

Traveling Southbound on 287 -Take exit 36.
-On the exit ramp take the fork for "Morris Avenue/ Lafayette".
-After you get off the exit ramp you need to immediately get over to the left to turn left at the light onto Ridgedale Ave.
-Left at the next light onto Morris Avenue (Route 510 East).
-Stay to the left. Go over 287.
-Continue on the left, make the left fork, and follow the signs that will take you to the left for Washington’s Headquarters.
-(You’ve just gone around in a big circle because of all the one-way streets in town.)


Traveling Northbound on 287
-Take exit 36A
-At the end of the exit ramp, curve to the right to be on Morris Avenue (Route 510 East).
-Immediately get over to the left.
-Continue on the left, make the left fork, and follow the signs that will take you to the left for Washington’s Headquarters.


Jockey Hollow ----- GPS= N40degrees45.722ft.W074degrees32.559ft

From Interstate 287 South or North:
-Take Exit 30B (Bernardsville)
-At the traffic light, turn right onto Route 202 North
-Turn left at light for Tempe Wick Road (Route 646).
(Note that road has a different name on the right side, don’t let this confuse you.)
-Continue on Tempe Wick Road for about another 1 ½ miles. The entrance to the Jockey Hollow unit of Morristown National Historical Park will be on your right.

Public Transportation:
The New Jersey Transit - Morris & Essex Rail lines run from Penn Station, NY to Hoboken & Newark lines in NJ to Morristown, NJ.

-The walk from the Morristown train station to the Washington's Headquarters unit of the park is a bit more than 1/2 mile.



Getting Around

There are over 27 miles of foot and horse trails in the Jockey Hollow area of the park.

Color coded trail maps are available in the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all trails.

The Jockey Hollow Unit of the park offers an automobile tour (2-mile loop) road.


Did You Know?

tea chest

The tea that was thrown into Boston Harbor by the Sons of Liberty in December 1773 was a mixture of Ceylonese and Darjeeling. The same tea can still be purchased from the original blending house, Davison Newsom of London.