- Morristown National Historical Park preserves the sites in Morristown, New
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Morristown National Historical Park
Jersey, occupied by General George Washington and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. It encompasses nearly 1,700 acres of land in four noncontiguous sections. Sites of historical and cultural significance within the park include Jacob Ford Mansion; the Upper Redoubt site; the Wick House & Farm; the eighteenth century Guerin house.
Recreation - This park offers many types of recreation opportunities from viewing historic farms to hiking. A good start to any trip begins with gathering information at a visitor center. Structures with information and exhibits in the park include: Washington's Headquarters Museum, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center & Soldier Hut exhibit, historic Ford Mansion, historic Wick House & Farm, reproduction Soldier Huts, Fort Nonsense and the Guerin House.
There are over 27 miles of foot and horse trails in the Jockey Hollow area of the park. Color coded trail maps are available in the Jockey Hollow
Visitor Center. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all trails. The Jockey Hollow Unit of the park offers a two-mile scenic driving loop.
Climate - Summers in are generally hot and humid. Winters are generally cold with variable precipitation. Layers of clothing and good walking shoes are
recommended, especially in the spring and fall.
Located in northern New Jersey, Morristown National Historical Park is less than one hour west of New York City by automobile. The sites lie along Highway 287 in Morris County, New Jersey.