Alerts & Conditions

Photograph of the Ford Mansion. The large white house where General Washington spent the winter of 1779/1780
Ford Mansion - winter headquarters for General Washington during the winter of 1779/1780.

NPS Photo

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:

OPEN:

  • Washington Headquarters and Ford Mansion grounds and parking lots
  • All five Jockey Hollow Area parking lots (Visitor Center, Wick House, Soldier Huts, New York Brigade and Trail Center) and the New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate Area parking lot.
  • All portions of the Jockey Hollow Tour Road
  • The Fort Nonsense Area
  • Soldier Huts
  • All 27 miles of hiking trails
  • Equestrian trail use (5 trailer spaces at the visitor center parking lot only)

CLOSED:
  • Western Avenue Park Access Gate (at Jockey Hollow Road) will be closed to vehicular access
  • New York Brigade Comfort Station
  • Jockey Hollow Visitor Center - Protable toilets are available
  • Wick House and herb garden
  • Washington's Headquarters Area: Ford Mansion and Washington's HQ Museum (grounds and parking lots are open for passive recreation)
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.


Last updated: June 24, 2020

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Morristown, NJ 07052

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(973) 539-2016 x210

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