Morristown National Historical Park

30 Washington Pl.
Morristown, NJ 07960
 973-539-2016
  • Overview

    America's first national historical park on 1,676 acres, including a three-mile tour road, 24 miles of hiking trails, a visitor center, 18th century farm and several reconstructed soldier huts. Tours, special events and re-enactments are held throughout the year.

    The park is home to Washington's Headquarters - Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense and Jockey Hollow. During two critical winters of the Revolutionary War, 1777 and 1779-80, the countryside in and around Morristown sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army.

    The National Park Service preserves sites in the Morristown area occupied by the Continental Army and interprets the history and subsequent commemoration of these encampments and the extraordinary fortitude of the officers and enlisted men under Washington's leadership.

    Washington twice chose Morristown due to its strategic location, including proximity to New York City, defensible terrain, important communication routes, access to critical resources and a supportive community.

    The park encompasses ground occupied by the army during the vast 1779-80 encampment and the site of the fortification from the 1777 encampment. The Ford Mansion, where Washington made his headquarters, is an important feature of the park and recalls civilian contributions to the winning of independence. This location also provides tours and a Visitor Center/Museum with an interactive Discover History exhibit.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
    Activities
    • Hiking
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    •  Dining

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    •  Lodging

      • The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown
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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

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      • Caribbean Food Fest
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      •   Activities

        Washington's Headquarters-Ford Mansion
        0.0 MI
        973-539-2016
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      •   Activities

        Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
        0.0 MI
        215-597-1581
        View >
      •   Activities

        Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall
        0.3 MI
        973-267-3465
        View >
      •   Activities

        Schuyler-Hamilton House
        0.3 MI
        973-267-4039
        View >
      •   Lodging

        The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown
        0.4 MI
        973-539-7300
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Discover Beethoven's "Eroica"
        May. 16, 2024
        0.6 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Star Wars, The Return of the Jedi
        Apr. 4, 2024
        0.6 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
        Mar. 17, 2024
        0.6 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
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