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What are the activities at Morristown National Historical Park ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Morristown National Historical Park?

The Morristown National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in Morristown, New Jersey. The park preserves the site of the Continental Army's winter encampment of 1779-1780, and the Ford Mansion, where George Washington headquartered from June to December 1779. The park is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

The Morristown National Historical Park was created on October 20, 1960, and is operated by the National Park Service. The park includes the Ford Mansion, Jockey Hollow, Fort Nonsense, and the Paulus Hook Ferry House. The park visitor center is located in the Morris County Courthouse.

The Ford Mansion was built in 1772 by Jacob Ford Jr. The mansion was used as a headquarters by George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Laurens during the winter of 1779-1780. Washington and his staff moved into the mansion on November 19, 1779. The Continental Army spent the winter of 1779-1780 at Jockey Hollow, about two miles (3 km) south of the Ford Mansion.

The park offers a variety of programs and activities throughout the year. Programs include ranger-led tours of the Ford Mansion and Jockey Hollow, living history demonstrations, and special events.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: ClosedThursday: ClosedFriday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMSunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Coordinates
-74.5346331
40.7652315

What are the coordinates and address of Morristown National Historical Park?

Morristown National Historical Park
(973) 539-2016
30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA

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Starting Point

The easiest way to get to the start of the trails at the Morristown National Historical Park is to drive. The park is located at 430 South Street in Morristown, NJ.

Why visit Morristown National Historical Park

The Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey is a great place to visit because it tells the story of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. The park has several buildings and museums that are open to the public, including the Ford Mansion, where George Washington and the Continental Army spent the winter of 1779-1780. The park also has a visitor center, bookstore, and picnic area.

Is Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey a good place for the whole family?

Morristown National Historical Park is a great place for the whole family. There are many activities and things to see and do at the park.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey include hiking, biking, and fishing.

1. Hiking the trails at Morristown National Historical Park offers visitors a chance to explore the natural beauty of the area and learn about the history of the park.

2. Visiting the Ford Mansion, which was home to General George Washington and the Continental Army during the winter of 1779-1780, is a must-do activity for any visitor to the park.

3. Taking a guided tour of the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center is a great way to learn more about the history of the park and the people who lived there.

4. Exploring the ruins of Fort Nonsense is a fun and educational activity for visitors of all ages.

5. Visiting the Liberty Hall Museum, which is located just outside of the park, is a great way to learn more about American history.

Where to eat?

1. The Office Tavern Grill - 73 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

2. The Dining Car - 6 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

3. The Iron Horse Tavern - 1 West Main Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

4. The Madison Hotel - 15 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: ClosedThursday: ClosedFriday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMSunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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