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National Historical Park

In northern New Jersey, near Morristown


During two winters, Morristown sheltered the main encampment of the Continental Army. General George Washington held his troops together and rebuilt his forces here through the winter of 1777 and encountered one of the greatest tests of his leadership during the winter of 1779-80, when starvation and cold drove his men to mutiny. Displays at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Washington's Headquarters, the Ford Mansion, the Wick Farm House, and the park museum re-create the events and various settings from the era. The site was authorized in 1933.



Attending programs, hiking, picnicking, touring museum and buildings. Facilities: Visitor center, museum, guided and self-guided tours, hiking trails. Book and map sales. Programs & Events: Guided tours of Ford Mansion, interpretive talks, soldier-life demonstrations, living-history demonstrations at Wick Farm House. National Trails Day (1st Sat., June), reading of the Declaration of Independence (July 4), Holly Walk (1st week, Dec). Tips & Hints: Busiest Apr.-June, least crowded Dec. and Jan.



Entrance fee: $4 adults, free ages 16 and under. No bikes on trails. No motorized or mechanized equipment on trails. No unleashed pets. Visitor center and museum open daily 9-5. Wick House open daily 9:30-4:30.



Via 1-287 to Exits 30 (Jockey Hollow) and 36 (Washington Headquarters and Museum). Closest airport: In Newark (18 mi).



Morristown National Historical Park (30 Washington Pi., Morristown, NJ 07960, tel. 973/539-2016, fax 973/539-8361,). Chamber of Commerce of Morris County (25 Lindsley Dr., Suite 105, Morristown, NJ 07960, tel. 973/539-3882, fax 973/539-3960). Morris County Visitors Center (6 Court St., Morristown, NJ 07960, tel. 973/ 631-5151,).

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