• Park structures: Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Park grounds: seasonal, check website for details
  • Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day
  • Guided tours of the Ford Mansion (Washington's Headquarters) and the Wick House (Jockey Hollow) at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
  • self-guided tours
  • video
  • school program
  • special event encampment mid-April
  • Gift shop
  • bus parking
  • ADA accessible except Ford Mansion and Wick House
  • ADA compliant restrooms
  • Free

Morristown National Historical Park

30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960

Washington HQ Visitor Center (973) 539-2016 ext.210 Jockey Hollow Visitor Center (973) 543-4030

Home to America's first national historic landmark, Morristown National Historical Park, part of the National Park Service, preserves, maintains and interprets the landscapes, archeological resources, and collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown. ● In the winter of 1779-1780, soldiers of General George Washington’s Continental Army endured a long, bitter winter encamped outside Morristown at a place called Jockey Hollow. Five miles away, in town, General Washington made his headquarters at the Ford Mansion. Today, these two sites and two others, Fort Nonsense and the NJ Brigade Encampment Area, tell the story of Morristown’s role in the War for Independence and the story of Washington, his soldiers and local residents during this critical time of the war.


  • Stop in at the Visitor Centers at Washington’s Headquarters Museum and Jockey Hollow
  • Take a Ford Mansion tour
  • Visit the Fort Nonsense overlook and earthworks
  • Walk through the Jockey Hollow Encampment site
  • Visit the Tempe Wick House at Jockey Hollow
  • See the Pennsylvania Line Encampment soldiers’ huts
  • March around the Grand Parade Field
  • Walk the hiking trails through the historic landscape

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