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Morristown NHP One Day Experience: Visit All Four Areas of the Park

Morristown National Historical Park

A photo of the historic Wick House in Jockey Hollow, contrasting green grass and red building.
Duration Full Day
Topic(s) Forts, Scenic Views, American Revolutionary War, American Revolution, Farming and Agriculture, Forests and Woodlands, Trails, Architecture and Building
Activities Picnicking, Self-Guided Tours - Walking, Hiking, Guided Tours, Museum Exhibits
Type Kid Friendly, Educational, Inspirational
Parks Morristown National Historical Park

Morristown NHP One Day Experience: Visit All Four Areas of the Park
    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Activity: Museum Exhibits
    • Pets: Yes
    • Location: Washington's Headquarters Museum
    The Washington\'s Headquarters Museum, which resembles Mt. Vernon, on a winter day surrounded by snow

    Come explore the Washington’s Headquarters Museum! The museum has a variety of things to offer including three exhibit galleries, the park film, & Museum Store. Park film is approx. 15 minutes in length & provides more details on the winter encampment of 1779-1780. The Museum Store is managed by our park partner, Eastern National, and contains a variety of items fit for any visitor. Books, videos, posters, t-shirts, mugs, and other souvenirs can be purchased inside the store.

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    Go on a Guided Tour of the Ford Mansion

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Activity: Guided Tours
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Washington's Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion
    • Duration: 45 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    The white Ford Mansion sits among green grass and purple flowers.

    The Ford Mansion can be seen by guided tour only so take advantage of the opportunity when you can! Explore the home that George Washington made his headquarters during the winter encampment of 1779-1780. Discover how the Ford family adjusted to the changes to their household during what would become the coldest winter in recorded U.S. history.

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    Drop By Fort Nonsense in Morristown

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Picnicking
    • Pets: Yes
    • Location: Fort Nonsense
    • Duration: 15–30 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    The replica cannon overlooks the town of Morristown from Fort Nonsense.

    Fort Nonsense, located in downtown Morristown, is often overlooked by park visitors, but since this small piece of the park boasts one of the best views in the area. It’s also the only officially designated picnic areas of the park. Drop by Fort Nonsense for a picnic and take in the views of the Morristown and the Watchung Mountains. If you look hard enough, on a clear day you just might see Freedom Tower (World Trade Center 1) in New York City peeking up from the horizon.

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    Experience Jockey Hollow

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: Jockey Hollow Encampment Area
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Jockey Hollow Encampment Area

    Come explore Jockey Hollow! Check out the Visitor Center, drive, walk, or bike the 3-mile tour road loop, or hike some of the over 27 miles of hiking trails.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hiking
    • Pets: Yes
    • Location: NJ Brigade Encampment Area/Cross Estate Gardens
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Image of hikers on a hiking trail

    You can go in any order once you arrive at the New Jersey Brigade Encampment Area and Cross Estate Gardens. The hike is approx. 1 mile to reach the encampment site (note: it is downhill going out, uphill coming back).

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Last updated: May 7, 2017