• Reenatctors try to stay warm outside soldier huts in Jockey Hollow

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Wednesday Closures

    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 »

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  • Encampment Weekend

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    The Continental Army encampment comes to life! Join us the weekend of April 5th and 6st as soldiers, their wives and children return to Jockey Hollow. More

  • Encampment Weekend

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    The Continental Army encampment comes to life! Join us the weekend of April 5th and 6st as soldiers, their wives and children return to Jockey Hollow. More

  • Volunteerism: What YOU Gain

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Visit the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center to learn how you play an important part in preserving your national parks. More

  • Wick House Guest

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Did you know a friend of George Washington spent the winter at the Wick House? Meet a Park Ranger to discover who it was as well as the impacts he made during the revolution and beyond. More

  • Impact of War

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    The American Revolution impacted the lives of both soldiers and civilians. Learn how the war impacted the lives of the various people staying in the Ford Mansion during the winter of 1779-1780 on a guided tour of the house. More

  • Civilian Conservation Corps Hike

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Join a Park Ranger on this 2.25 mile round-trip hike on the Yellow Trail to discover how the CCC transformed Jockey Hollow into what we love today while only earning $30 a month! More

  • Must Weft to Weave

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    One must weft a loom to pull a shuttle through a shed. Confused? Join a Park Ranger at the Wick House and learn the basics of weaving. This is a Hands-on demonstration. More

  • Meet a Soldier

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    What was life like of a Continental Soldier? What equipment did they carry? Join a Continental Soldier at the Soldiers Huts and find out about his equipment and lifestyle. More

  • Colonial Games

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Have some old-fashioned fun as you take on the same games that the soldiers and the Wick family played. Try your hand at nine-pins, quoits, trap-ball, nine-man morris, fox & geese and other 18th Century games. More

  • Soldier's Knapsack

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Have you always wondered what types of things soldiers carried throughout the war? Join a Park Ranger at the Wick House to discover what would have been inside a soldier's knapsack. More

Did You Know?

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

George Washington lost his first tooth at 22. Over the next 35 years he lost all but one of the rest of his teeth. Dentures made for him were carved from hippopotamus, walrus, or elephant ivory or other teeth. Washington was buried wearing dentures made by dentist John Greenwood.