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Morristown National Historical Park

Created in 1933, through the generous donations of the Washington Association, Morristown National Historical Park preserves sites in the Morristown, New Jersey area occupied by General George Washington and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War from 1779-1780. General Washington chose this area for its logistical, geographical and topographical military advantages, in addition to its proximity to New York City, which was occupied by the British in 1779. Located in northern New Jersey, Morristown National Historical Park is an hour west of New York City.

Morristown NHP encompasses just under 1700 acres of land in four non-contiguous sections. Historical sites within the park include the historic Jacob Ford Mansion (General Washington's military headquarters during the winter of 1779-1780); the Upper Redoubt site (built in 1777 following the battles of Princeton and Trenton) in the Fort Nonsense Unit of the park; the historic Wick House & Farm (headquarters of General Arthur St. Clair); the 18th century Guerin house (home of local farmer, Joshua Guerin). Historic official documentation shows that Joshua Guerin applied for compensation from the Continental Army for theft of sheep and rations from his property by soldiers. Restored in the 1930's the Guerin house is used as a private residence and is not open to the public. Also, Morristown National Historical Park offers over 27 miles of hiking trails which cross through the New York Brigade area and the New Jersey Brigade areas, located in the Jockey Hollow Unit of the park.

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Morristown National Historical Park /Historical Information

Morristown National Historical Park /Great Story


Washington Headquarters, Morristown, NJ

The Ford Mansion (Washington's Headquarters)

Historic American Building Survey

Drawings of Colonel Jacob Ford Jr. House, 230 Morris Street, Morristown, New Jersey

The Missing Link Ford Mansion

Washington's Headquarters Museum, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Fort Nonsense and The New Jersey Brigade and Cross Estate Gardens

Visitor's Center

The log city over 10,000 soldiers reached Jockey Hollow