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Morristown National Historical Park 'Wick House' © Tim Long
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New Jersey
Skylands Region
Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Place
Morristown, New Jersey   07960-4299

Morristown National Historical Park
'Wick House'

Jockey Hollow

During two critical winters of the Revolutionary War, 1777 and 1779?80, the countryside in and around Morristown, New Jersey, sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army and served as the headquarters of its commander-in-chief, General George Washington. The National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park preserves sites in the Morristown area occupied by the Continental Army and interprets the history and subsequent commemoration of these encampments and the extraordinary fortitude of the officers and enlisted men under Washington?s leadership.

General Washington twice chose Morristown due to its strategic location, including proximity to New York City, defensible terrain, important communication routes, access to critical resources, and a supportive community. The park encompasses ground occupied by the army during the vast 1779-80 encampment, and the site of the fortification from the 1777 encampment. The Ford Mansion, where Washington made his headquarters, is an important feature of the park and recalls civilian contributions to the winning of independence.

The national park consists of four non-contiguous units: Washington?s Headquarters with the Ford Mansion and Headquarters Museum, the Fort Nonsense Unit, the Jockey Hollow Unit, and the New Jersey Brigade Area. The Jockey Hollow Unit includes the Wick house (headquarters of General Arthur St. Clair), five reconstructed soldier huts, and approximately 27 miles of walking trails.
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Whistling Swan Inn - Stanhope, NJBBs / Inns
Nestled in the beautiful Skylands Region of New Jersey, the house now known as The Whistling Swan Inn was built in 1905 by Justice of the Peace, Daniel Best, for his wife, Sarah. Come visit Northwest NJ's finest Victorian Inn Voted Top Ten BB in US by Inn Traveler Magazine
14.1 miles from park*

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Peters Valley Craft Center - Layton , NJArts/Cultural/Drama
Peters Valley is a non-profit education center and gallery for craft arts. Tour the studios on weekends during summer. Workshops May to September, 2 to 5 days. Expert instructors from US and abroad. Commute or sleep over for a mini-vacation close-to-home. Wood turning, weaving, jewelry, ceramics, blacksmithing, photography, papermaking, beading and more.
Web Site:
34.4 miles from park*
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April 13 very informative /educational
very enjoyable when they have the revolutionary war reenactments

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Fla-Net RV Park
20 Flanders Netcong Road
Flanders, NJ

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Holly Thorn House - Whitehouse Station, NJBBs / Inns
A lovely replica of an English country manor home which combines fine old inn-keeping tradition, gracious in every way and lending itself to all seasons. You can enjoy comfortable and serene Queen bedded rooms, furnished with the warmth of antiques, and all with private baths and phones.
Web Site:
16.3 miles from park*
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Plane - Closest major airport is Newark International Airport, located near Newark, NJ

Car - Morristown is located along interstate 287 in New Jersey. Traveling south on 287, exit 36. Traveling north on 287, exit 36A.

Public Transportation - The New Jersey Transit - Morris & Essex Rail lines run from Penn Station, NY to Hoboken & Newark lines in NJ to Morristown, NJ.
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Peters Valley Craft Center Store - Layton , NJArts Crafts
The store at Peters Valley Craft Center offers original handcrafted art, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and home furnishings. Unique items from over 300 artists offer distinctive ideas to embellish the home, treat yourself, or to select for a gift. Visit the Gallery upstairs for our latest exhibit of fine art craft.
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34.4 miles from park*

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