Morristown National Historical Park

See where George Washington and the troops he commanded stayed from December 1779 to June 1780 by visiting Morristown National Historical Park. The park includes the Ford Mansion designed by John Russel Pope, which is where George Washington lived with his wife Martha and their children. The park also consists of the Wick Cabin, where Major General Arthur St. Clair commanded the 2,000 Pennsylvania soldiers, and the surrounding property where the soldiers cut down over 600 acres of trees to keep warm during one of the coldest winters ever recorded in New Jersey. Additionally, the Guerin House is also part of this park and is the site where many horses were kept during that period, but American soldiers often cut down fences and stole from farmer Joshua Guerin and his family. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Morristown National Historical Park

See the mansion where George Washington and his family lived from December 1779 to June 1780, along with other buildings that were instrumental to keeping the troops he commanded alive during that period. Then, explore the natural surroundings of this park. It is an awesome place to go bird-watching, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. 

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How To Get To Morristown National Historical Park

Get to Morristown National Historical Park easily from Trenton by getting on US 1 North. Turn left on Sand Hills Road and continue straight to get on South Middlebush Road. Turn right on Amwell Road and left on Detroit Lane. Make another left onto Easton Avenue. Merge onto Interstate 287 North. Take Exit 36A for County Road. Turn left on Lafayette Avenue and left on Washington Place. 

Address

Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Fee: Entry fee $0

Learn the events of the winter that George Washington stayed in New Jersey while leading his troops during the American Revolutionary War. Re-enactments occur regularly at this park, where you can see the mansion where he stayed with his family, the home where the leader stayed, and reconstructed huts based on those that the 2,000 soldiers lived in. Then, explore this area's historical house museums. There are lots of fun shopping and dining destinations. Bring your RV so that you can quickly move from one location to the next. If you do not have an RV, rent one on RVshare.com.