MORRISTOWN, NJ - For all you history buffs out there, good news! The Morristown National Historical Park has switched to summer hours.
This means that all park buildings will now be open from 9:30am - 5pm, 7 days a week and the grounds will be open from 8am - 8pm. As of January 2018, the Morristown National Historical Park and all park grounds and facilities are free.
According to the National Park Service, Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Morristown. The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Morristown are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation's history, said the park service. Here the Continental Army under Washington's leadership emerged as a cohesive and disciplined fighting force.
Photographs taken by Xiomaro are on exhibit in Washington's Headquarters Museum through July 13. Children can become a junior rangers by completing a junior ranger booklet found HERE. Visitors can also hike, bike and bird watch in the park. Click here for a trail map
The Visitor Center at the Washington's Headquarters Museum is located at 30 Washington Place and the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center is located at 586 Tempe Wick Road.
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