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

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Things To Do

Visitors watching a park ranger present a tour on the steps of the Ford Mansion.

Visitors watch Park Ranger Tom Winslow and volunteer Steven Santucci on the steps of the Ford Mansion.

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Washington's Headquarters Area

Washington's Headquarters Museum
The 1930s Washington Headquarters Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum exhibits include The Military gallery, The American Style Gallery, and The Rare Documents Gallery, along with the 30 minute movie presentation "Morristown Where American Survived".

Ford Mansion Tours
The mansion was owned by Jacob Ford Jr. and was where General George Washington stayed during the winter of 1779-1780. Tours begin at the Washington's Headquarters Museum, just down the hill from the mansion, and are provided daily.

For safety and emergency reasons, the National Park Service will be limiting tour size to no more than 20 visitors on each tour with a single tour guide.

Spaces for each tour will be on a first come first served basis. Tickets for each tour are available at the contact desk inside the museum.

Tours will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm.

Group of 15 or more must call to notify us before arriving. Please call 973-539-2016 x 210.

All park buildings are open daily except on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and December 25th.For additional information,
please call (973) 539-2016 x210.

 
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Woman hiking with her dogs.

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Jockey Hollow Area

Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
The Jockey Hollow Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers a soldier hut exhibit, a 16-minute video, restrooms and the park bookstore.

Wick House
The Wick House is open 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Wick House closes for about an hour around noon each day. The house also is closed when formal school programs are conducted. Please call 973-543-4030 or 973-539-2016 ext. 210 to check for availability. The historic house features a self-guided tour with a park employee or volunteer in period dress.

Jockey Hollow Hiking Trails
There are over 15 miles of trails within the park for hiking and horse back riding, trails are open from 8:00 a.m. until approximately a half hour before sunset. Please check entrance signs for times as they change with the season.

Junior Ranger
Pick up your Junior Ranger activity booklet in either the Washington's Headquarters Museum or the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. More information on Junior Rangers can be found by Clicking Here.


 

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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.