Morristown NHP participates in Morris County's Revolutionary Times

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Date: June 26, 2017
Contact: Carmen Pantaleo

National Park Service Participates in Morris County’s
Revolutionary Times
July 2-4, 2017

Free Admission to All Events
 
Morristown, NJ – The National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is proud to partner with Morris County to offer Revolutionary Times, three days of patriotic July activities. 
 
In honor of the July 4th holiday, Morristown NHP's Washington's Headquarters entrance fee is waived for July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Sunday, July 2nd
*9:30 am to 5 pm: Free admission to Morristown NHP's Washington's Headquarters. 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.
 
*1:00 and 2:00 pm: The Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps will perform on the lawn at Morristown NHP's Washington's Headquarters. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. In case of rain the concert will be held inside the Washington's Headquarters Museum auditorium. The Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps will perform two 45-minute sets between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm.
 
Monday, July 3rd
*9:30 am to 5 pm: Free admission to Morristown NHP's Washington's Headquarters. 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.

Tuesday, July 4th
*9:30 am to 5 pm: Free admission to Morristown NHP's Washington's Headquarters. 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.
 
*10 am:  Take a guided tour of Morris County's oldest graveyard, the Whippany Burying Yard, and learn about the founding of Hanover, Morris County's oldest town. Meet at the J&R Cigar parking lot at 301 Route 10 East, Whippany. Presented by the Hanover Township Landmark Commission. Please call 973-631-5151 to register.
 
*Noon: Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Morristown Green. Costumed re-enactors. Audience participation. Musical sing-a-long with Gordon Thomas Ward. Musket salute. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Presbyterian Church at 57 East Park Place.
 
*1 pm: Following the reading, the Presbyterian Church of Morristown will provide guided tours of its Sanctuary and Revolutionary-era graveyard which is the burial place of over 140 Revolutionary War soldiers. The cemetery is located behind the Church at 57 East Park Place. There is no fee for this tour.
 
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For more information on all Revolutionary Times events and for a schedule of fireworks displays offered in Morris County, visit the Morris County Tourism Bureau's web site at: https://morristourism.org/events/morris-county-fireworks?utm_source=June+21%2C+2017&utm_campaign=Regular+Eblast&utm_medium=email
 
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Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects, and commemorates the landscapes, structures, features, and museum collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown, New Jersey for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown NHP also represents a continuum of our nation’s efforts to protect our common heritage: as the very first “national historical park”, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve, and memorialize American history and heritage. Morristown NHP is the primary NPS site in the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2006, the Crossroads promotes a greater understanding of Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes in New Jersey.
 
For more information about Morristown NHP, please call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/morr.
 
You can also check out our Museum Blog at http://morristownnhpmuseum.blogspot.com/.
 
-NPS



Last updated: June 26, 2017

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