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Morristown National Historical Park Celebrates 90 Years

Photo of the Washington's Headquarters Museum shortly after completion n 1938.  Building facade is patterned after Washington's Mount Vernon.
Washington's Headquarters Museum located behind the Ford Mansion.  The building and landscaping were completed circa 1938.

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News Release Date: February 15, 2023

Contact: Jude Pfister, 973-539-2016 x204

MORRISTOWN, NJ ˗˗ Morristown National Historical Park will formally kick off its 90th anniversary year at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 in its museum auditorium. The park is celebrating President Herbert Hoover’s March 2, 1933 signing of the legislation that created the park. As the nation's first national historical park, Morristown occupies a unique position within the 420+ strong national park system.

After brief opening remarks, keynote speaker Dr. Jude M. Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources, will speak on the establishment of the park, its place in the development of today’s National Park Service and how the park can provide historical leadership for the future.

At the conclusion of the event, the public is welcome to enjoy light refreshments, including a celebratory 90th anniversary cake. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the pen used by President Hoover to create the park, an artifact rarely on display. Guests will be the first to receive the park’s list of special programs occurring throughout the year.

A limited number of seats are available on a first come, first served, basis. The museum auditorium is located at 30 Washington Place in Morristown. The park will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.


For more information about Morristown National Historical Park, please visit our website at

Last updated: February 15, 2023

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Morristown, NJ 07960


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