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Ford Mansion and Museum

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WasOnce wrote a review Dec. 2019
Bucks County, Pennsylvania427 contributions119 helpful votes
The house and museum are located just off I-287 in Morristown, New Jersey. The museum has interesting/beautifully displayed items from the Revolutionary War period which takes about 30 - 45 minutes to see. The movie about the Battle of Morristown is quite good. We met our tour guide in the museum and walked up to the house with him.He was the weak link in the visit. His "tour" wasn't very cohesive, did little to bring the house and the people in it to life. Still, the house is very interesting to visit, and the amazing thing is that the visit was FREE.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Shirley M wrote a review Dec. 2019
Mendham, New Jersey6 contributions1 helpful vote
What a beautiful job was done on the restoration of the building and the recreation of the War for Independence.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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DAR1660 wrote a review Oct. 2019
New York66 contributions60 helpful votes
This was a fabulous home on pretty wooded grounds. One part if the Park is the Mansion in which Washington , his officers and visiting dignitaries used to be housed. The home was astonishingly large for the era, which speaks to the level of wealth of the Ford family at that time. Living here allowed Washington some respite and time to plan with his officers, but was always close to his men. Few Generals have ever commanded the respect and loyalty that Washington did.It is easy to imagine him walking the wooden floors of this home. I especially enjoyed seeing the big original kitchen with its massive cooking fireplace. Then there is a separate free standing Museum on the grounds . It has many interesting artifacts, some mini videos to watch and a lot of hands on exhibits which kids at least middle school age would enjoy.If you have not taken your kids to any historic places associated with the American Revolution, shame on you.People who lack a knowledge of their past are doomed to lose their future.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kublakate wrote a review Jul. 2019
Ramsey, Minnesota147 contributions92 helpful votes
We love visiting historic homes and this was a great one. The tour guide was fun, informative, and engaged with all ages. She was able to answer questions and tailor the tour to the group. We especially enjoyed seeing the old kitchen and the architectural elements in the house. I think the tour lasted about 45 minutes. The museum is fine. There are some interactive things for kids, but it isn't a kids museum. There is a lot of reading plaques alongside historic items and artifacts (clothing, weapons, kitchen items, etc.) The museum is better than most because the items are varied and interesting to look at. But it is still a lot of plaque reading, especially for an adult who already knows the basic history. We spent about 1 hour in the museum, but we skipped a couple of the video exhibits and we did not read every plaque.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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apextony wrote a review Feb. 2019
Apex, NC45 contributions15 helpful votes
The tour guide was top-notch and very informative. This is a must-see when visiting the Washington museum. Tours at the top of the hour as I recall.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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