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Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

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Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

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duck8to wrote a review Feb. 13
Montville, New Jersey6,358 contributions1,320 helpful votes
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Morristown, New Jersey played a key roll in the Revolutionary War effort and much of that effort is reflected in the Washington Headquarters Museum. The museum is housed in a separate building from the Ford Mansion. The museum's artifacts display the material cultural of 18th century America. Clothing, jewelry, eating utensils, musical instruments, weaponry, muskets and pistols of the time are included in the display. Of significant importance is the original portrait of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington. There are various rooms in the museum, one of which is The Lloyd W. Smith Gallery named after the principal private contributor to the museum's collection. Much of the collection here comprises material cultural artifacts. The military Gallery houses muskets, canons, pistols, maps and portraits. The room of documents which are representative of those appearing during the Revolutionary era are in my opinion significant. Issues such as British taxation, cartoon illustrations, George Washington portraits including is death bed and early debates about slavery. Finally, the museum has an auditorium where presentations are given on all aspects of the era and war. A video is on continuous showing called "1782-1789 Democracy. Due to the Covid=19 epidemic the museum and Ford Mansion have been periodically shutdown so check on the the current status of the museum .
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Helen711 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1,117 contributions272 helpful votes
We took a guided tour and enjoyed everything! We didn't spend much time in the main building, so went back to look at some of the displays. There's too much to read for just a one or two hour visit. You must have a guide to go into the historic house, and the stairways are steep and narrow. Definitely not ADA approved! Lots of original beds, paperwork, kitchen appliances and more. Well worth the time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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WEI wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Excellent Museum! Be sure to ask for guided tour when entering the museum. Ford Mansion interior can only be visited with the museum guide.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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deb00 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Boca Raton, Florida7 contributions4 helpful votes
Good tour. If you're a history buff you'll enjoy seeing the rooms where decisions were made. If you're not you'll learn something and still enjoy the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Bette Ann S wrote a review Sep. 2019
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This trip was just ok. Long way from home for so-so experience. History buffs, Revolutionary War fans would be interested. More at Valley Forge and not as far for us.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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