The Morristown NHP helps further one's knowledge of what the US Continental Army went through during the Revolution's winters, especially the brutal 1779 - '80 one. You have to allow a fair amount of time to drive the different sections of the park.
This is part of the National Parks and is in the midst of Morristown near I287. We were here for a wedding in New Jersey so we got off I287 in Morristown to visit - follow the instructions on the NPS website to find the museum - it's well hidden and there's lots of traffic so you could easily miss... 更多
We visited in August and really enjoyed our time exploring both the winter quarters of George Washington (Ford Mansion) and Jockey Hollow (where the Continental Army was housed during the very cold winter of 1779-80.) The Site is situated in several areas in Morristown, so one has to drive between areas of interest. There is an excellent film which explains... 更多
We got there early and the guide asked us if we wanted to join on the first tour which had only 2 other people. The tour was amazing and the guide was very informative. The visitor's center was awesome as well.
Took a tour of Ford Mansion. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. It took a little under an hour for the tour. Give yourself at least another hour to go through the museum. There is also a 20 minute movie however was told it was very similar to the one at Jockey Hollow visitor center which we already saw... 更多
2.8 miles; 1.5 hours. Driving Directions Take I-287 to Exit 30B. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Route 202. Proceed north for 1.8 miles, and turn left onto Tempe Wick Road at a traffic light. Continue along Tempe Wick Road for 1.4 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road. You’ll pass the visitor... 更多
This event was just beautifully done by everyone involved. We live in Morristown and have often used the parks for walking, hiking, or picnics but we had never gone to such an amazing event. We took our grandchildren, ages 3 and 6 along with a leashed pet. It was wonderful! Everybody involved knew so much about George Washington's time in... 更多
The Jockey Hollow Unit requires a car to get to. Fort Nonsense has a great view (you can see Freedom Tower in NY) and you really understand why Washington was there. It's a 3-4 mile roundtrip from town--very walkable although uphill. Washington's HQ is in town itself and has a museum and tours of the house.
We did a tour through the house and spent time in the museum. The tour was just okay because of the quality of the guide. Our guide was knowledgeable but his delivery was flat and he made little effort to engage the young people in our group. It was interesting to walk through the house, and we found some elements... 更多
Easy to get to. We did the "light" version while in the area visiting friends. Kids enjoyed the vast outdoor spaces. Was worth the visit just to see the very mature hardwood forest and the landscape of hills and streams. Lots of walking and hiking opportunities. I'd like to know why the Park Service buildings (restrooms, visitor center, etc.) are... 更多