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Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

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Address: 30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259
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+1 973-539-2016
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Staying out of the cold

Another cold day in New Jersey was the real impetus for my visit here. Still it was interesting and if you are really interested in the history of the American civil war then this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another cold day in New Jersey was the real impetus for my visit here. Still it was interesting and if you are really interested in the history of the American civil war then this is highly recommended. The staff are knowledgeable but for me it is a tad too American centric but I imagine that that is the bulk of... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fabulous museum. The visitor's center is self-guided, the Ford Mansion requires a tour guide. The visitor's center is filled with period furnishings. There's also a room about Washington himself, and New Jersey's role in the Revolutionary War. The ranger who conducted the tour of the Ford Mansion was a wealth of information painting a picture of life in Morristown during... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great when a visit to a national park includes a historic tour with a knowledgeable guide. Ranger Pam is the best! Super tour of the house! Very interactive with participants. And super knowledgeable about the areas! In fact she helped us figure out our next stop. We were confused about the Edison sites and she clarified that the Edison National... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I took a friend from overseas to see the house and Morristown. The house was beautiful, the park magnificent and a very pleasant and informative tour. The guided tour is really worth while.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our recent visit to this site was very enjoyable. Make sure you arrive plenty of time before the scheduled hourly tour you want to take to be sure there are enough tickets left for that tour. The group size is small. If you miss the scheduled tour you wanted to take, spend time first in the museum watching the very... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Of course you must have the tour from the well-versed guide, and visit the small museum afterwards (and watch the short movie). Before your visit, read Uncertain Revolution by John Cunningham, a brilliant book. Take some time to gaze into Washington's study, and the dining room where Congress met. Then head out to Jockey Hollow, the Visitor Center has an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place was the White House of the American Revolution. Why Morristown? Geography mattered. It was about two-day journey from New York, so it was close enough for Americans to keep abreast of the development there, and distant enough to avoid a surprise attack. The Watchung Mountain had one pass near Springfield, and it would be hard to walk up... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place is must visit place, may not look attractive from outside but will not be sorry to visit, you will enjoy

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Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited Washington Headquarters and Museum with our grandchildren. The museum itself wass very small, but rather interesting. Don't miss their 30-min film. It was very informative and emotional. We had an excellent tour in the Ford House. Our guide made us feel as if we were there with Washington himself. We also learned interesting facts about Alexander Hamilton. We... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum displays the sword which Washington wore on his inaugural day as our first president. Has other original artifacts as well. Short film which runs every 15 mins re:the winter encampment at Jockey Hollow for the soldiers, persevering thru another harsh winter. Small gift shop inside. Museum only takes about an hr including the film & gift shop. But... More 

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