Where America Survived

Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental army’s winter encampment of December 1779 to June 1780, where they survived through what would be the coldest winter on record. The park also maintains a museum & library collection related to the encampments & George Washington, as well as items relating to pre- and post-Revolutionary America.

orst winter they had ever seen--saving the cause of American independence

The “Hard Winter" of 1779-80

Washington's army endured the worst winter they had ever seen--saving the cause of American independence

A partially thawed stream with rocks

Basic Information and Hours of Operation

Planning a visit to Morristown NHP? Curious when we're open? Start here!

An American flag pinned to the back of a straw hat

Independence Day

Hear the Declaration of Independence read in front of the Ford Mansion.

Soldier reenactors marching along a trail in the forest

The Great Outdoors

Find trail maps, wildlife guides, suggested activities, and guidelines here.

A log hut in a wintery snow

Winter Encampment Podcast

Hear about the soldiers' experience with our Winter Encampment podcast.

Morristown NHP's artist in residence, Xiomáro


The virtual exhibit for artist in residence Xiomáro details his process in creating his fine art photos and offers tips for photographers

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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30 Washington Place
Morristown , NJ 07960


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