Morristown National Historical Park

 

Contact Information:

Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ 07960-4299
(973) 539-2016

Jockey Hollow Visitor Center 
(973) 543-4030

Additional Information:
Official Park Page

Need a place to stay?
New Jersey Lodging

Books:
Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution
Eyewitness: American Revolution
His Excellency: George Washington
Washington: The Indispensable Man


Morristown National Historical ParkDuring two critical winters of the Revolutionary War, 1777 and 1779–80, the countryside in and around Morristown, New Jersey, sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army and served as the headquarters of its commander-in-chief, General George Washington.

General 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.

The national park consists of four non-contiguous units: Washington’s Headquarters with the Ford Mansion and Headquarters Museum, the Fort Nonsense Unit, the Jockey Hollow Unit, and the New Jersey Brigade Area. The Jockey Hollow Unit includes the Wick house (headquarters of General Arthur St. Clair), five reconstructed soldier huts, and approximately 27 miles of walking trails.

Fees:
Adults - $4 for 7 days
Children 15 and under - Free
Morristown's Annual Park Family Pass - $15

Getting There:
Morristown is located along interstate 287 in New Jersey. Traveling south on 287, exit 36. Traveling north on 287, exit 36A.