Morristown National Historical Park

Size: 
1711 acres

Location

Morristown National Historical Park
586 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
United States
Phone: (973) 539-2016 ext. 210
40° 45' 55.134" N, 74° 32' 13.5096" W

Morristown National Historical Park is located in Morristown, New Jersey and includes three sites that were important during the Revolutionary War.

The largest site, Jockey Hollow, is a few miles south of Morristown and was the site of the Continental Army encampment during the severe winter of 1779-80, which had 7 blizzards in December alone and was the coldest winter on record in NJ. General George Washington displayed exemplary leadership to keep his forces from deserting despite harsh weather, severe illness and lack of pay. The forces persevered and the population of the Jockey Hollow encampment made Morristown one of the ten largest cities in the colonies by the Spring of 1780.

In addition to Jockey Hollow, the Morristown National Historical Park also includes the Ford Mansion, which served as General Washington's Headquarters, and the site of Fort Nonsense. Hiking trails run throughout the park and connect the various encampments.

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