Many visitors to Morristown National Historical Park wish to enjoy the company of their pets as they experience the beautiful scenery and historic landscape. In order to preserve this cherished resource and keep the park clean and safe for all visitors, please observe the following guidelines when bringing pets into the park.

Leash your pet

Pets must be kept on a six-foot leash at all times while visiting any area of the park. This prevents encounters between pets and wildlife, protects pets from hazards, and prevents unwanted interaction between pets and other visitors. Retractable leashes should be kept at a maximum length of six feet.

Plan your day

Pets are not permitted in park buildings. Pets also may not be left unattended while their owners explore the park. When planning your visit, please determine what activities you plan to enjoy before deciding to bring your pet. Adequate water, shade, and supervision are all important considerations for your pet, especially in the hot summer months. (Exception: Service animals are permitted in park buildings and on guided tours while functioning in their work capacity.)

Dispose of pet waste

All pet waste must be picked up in the park. If you are visiting with your pet, please remember to bring plastic bags or a scoop to clean up after them. Pet waste may not be left on the ground. Please dispose of in park trash receptacles.

Practice good behavior

Morristown is a popular destination. Visiting pets should be accustomed to crowds and capable of good behavior in the presence of other pets and wildlife. Unreasonable amounts of noise and harassment of wildlife are not permitted in the park. Digging, clawing, and other destruction of natural and historical resources are also strictly prohibited.

Report loose pets

If your pet escapes its leash and becomes lost in the park, please notify park staff immediately. Never abandon a pet, wanted or unwanted, in the park. For additional information, please contact the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center at 973-543-4030 or Washington's Headquarters Museum at 973-539-2016 ext.210.

Last updated: August 31, 2022

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