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    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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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.

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  • African American Patriots

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Did you know that 5,000 African Americans served in the Continental Army. More

  • People of the Continental Army

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Visit Continental soldiers and others who worked with and for the army. Hear what they have to say about army life, their duties, equipment and experiences in the Continental Army. More

  • Colonial Games

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Have old-fashioned fun with games played by the soldiers and the Wick family. Try your hand at nine-pins, quoits, trap-ball, nine-man morris, fox and geese and other 18th century games. More

  • People of the Continental Army

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Visit Continental soldiers and others who worked with and for the army. Hear what they have to say about army life, their duties, equipment and experiences in the Continental Army. More

  • North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Join the North Jersey American revolutionary Round Table to discuss the ideas, people and events which led to the founding of the United States of America. More

  • New Jersey 350th History Hike

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Celebrate the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's founding as a colony by hiking the 2.25 miles yellow trail and hear about the historical forces that have affected New Jersey More

  • Naturalization Ceremony

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Join us at noon on September 17th as we welcome 30 new Americans in this moving ceremony in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum auditorium. More

  • Dying to Change

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Ever wonder why the Continental Army chose brown to be the color of their uniforms and why French troops' uniforms were blue? Come to the Wick House to see how people in the 18th century colored their world. More

  • A Preservation Story: The CCC Restores the Wick House

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Thanks to restoration work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, the house was restored to its 18th century appearance. See pictures of the restoration work as a park ranger narrates the story of the preservation of this historic house. More

  • Senior Vice-President of Mount Vernon to Speak, September 23rd

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Now or Never, Our Deliverance Must Come: The Path from Morristown to Victory at Yorktown, Shenk will explore the Continental Army's improbable path to victory. More

  • Protecting the Commander-in-Chief: Washington’s Life Guards

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    During the winter of 1779 - 1780 General George Washington had at his disposal an elite corps of 250 men for his personal security and for protection of his personal papers. More

  • Neighbor’s Tour: Washington Slept Here (and so Do I!)

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Visitors from the greater Morristown area are invited to join a ranger guided tour of the Ford Mansion to discover why people come from all over the world to visit the area you call home. More

Did You Know?

Herbert Hoover

That Herbert Hoover signed the legislation to create Morristown National Historical Park. But it was under Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Works Progress Administration" that the Washington's Headquarters Museum was built.