Morristown, NJ – As the National Park Service embarks on its second century of service, Morristown National Historical Park is celebrating the significant accomplishments of its centennial celebration and engagement with the Find Your Park / Encuentra Tu Parque initiative.
Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) announced, that the park recorded 252,514 visits in 2016, which is a 15% increase over the 218,959 visitors to the park in 2015.
“We owe a great deal of appreciation to our community partners who collaborated in offering a broad array of new and varied programs at the park", said Superintendent Tom Ross. "The Morris County Tourism Bureau was especially active in promoting and marketing the centennial which considerably helped increase and diversify our visitors to the park.”
“Stunning,” Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds said of the 331 million visits counted across the National Park System. “We expected more visitors in 2016 as the NPS celebrated its Centennial with special events and activities, but these numbers really show the depth of feeling people have for their national parks, especially considering that increased visitation was recorded not just at the biggest and best known parks but at smaller historical and cultural sites as well.”
Throughout the year, the National Park Service and its partners will invite the public to explore parks they haven’t yet discovered, build personal connections to special places in their communities, and find ways to help ensure that future generations are able to fully experience their national parks and the NPS programs that steward America’s treasures.
Upcoming events in Morristown include the Arrowhead Jazz Band Concert on Friday June 2 at 7pm and a Hand Spinning and Independence activity on Saturday June 3 at 1pm. For a complete list of upcoming events; click HERE
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