Alerts & Conditions


Washington's 1779-1780 Headquarters in winter.  A large white house with a center door surrounded by several trees and snow.
Ford Mansion - winter headquarters for General Washington during the winter of 1779/1780.

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NOTE: Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, Morristown NHP visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:


  • The Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, and portions of the Washington's Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion. Note that the park's public buildings close earlier than the park grounds; please check our Operating Hours and Seasons page, located here, for more information and our current hours.
  • All portions of the Jockey Hollow Tour Road
  • Soldier Huts
  • All 27 miles of hiking trails. Note: Some trails are currently closed due to repair work or unsafe conditions--see specific alerts at the top of the page.
  • Equestrian trail use (5 trailer spaces at the visitor center parking lot only)
  • All restroom facilities, with limited capacities.


  • The Wick House

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.


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Last updated: October 8, 2021

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