30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the Continental Army’s second winter encampment from December 1779 to June 1780, one of the coldest winters in North America on record. Previously, Washington had selected Morristown for the army’s camp in the winter of 1776-1777, following the Patriot victories at Trenton and Princeton.
Visitors can see Jockey Hollow, the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense, and the New Jersey Brigade Encampment site in the park, in addition to a museum and library collection that showcases items related to the encampment and George Washington. This site was also the first National Historical Park when it was established in March 1933 in the last days of Herbert Hoover’s presidency.