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Contact: Karen Sloat-Olsen, 973-699-8245National Park Service News Release
Release Date: March 21, 2020
Morristown National Historical Park Is Modifying Operations To
Implement Local Health Guidance
Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park (NHP), in response to Executive Order 107 issued by Governor Phil Murphy of the State of New Jersey on March 21st directing all residents to stay at home until further notice, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of March 22, 2020, Morristown NHP will offer no services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Morristown NHP, in addition to the visitor facilities that were already closed as of March 17th such as Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Wick House, Washington’s Headquarters’ Museum and the Ford Mansion, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the order:
- All visitor access gates to the Jockey Hollow Area will remain closed along with restroom facilities.
- All visitor access gates to Fort Nonsense Area will remain closed.
- All visitor access gates to the New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate Area will remain closed.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Morristown NHP is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website www.nps.gov/morr and social media channels Facebook and Instagram: @Morristownnps.
The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Morristown NHP, including visiting the park website at www.nps.gov/morr or on Facebook and Instagram @Morristownnps. Learn more about the collections at
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.
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Last updated: March 24, 2020