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Ford Mansion and Museum

30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259
+1 973-539-2016
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History Comes Alive!

Impressive at every turn. Washington's Winter HQ in the original house with quite a few original... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
rockd85
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Sarasota, Florida
This is one of the rooms where it happened

This site has the house that Washington used as headquarters during the Morristown encampment, and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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The grounds comprise a museum as well as the modest mansion where Washington established military headquarters for the winter of 1779-80.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Impressive at every turn. Washington's Winter HQ in the original house with quite a few original artifacts. The Park tour guide was engaging and very knowledgeable. He emphasized the unbelievable sacrifices that our early ancestors endured to secure the freedom we all enjoy today.

Thank rockd85
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This site has the house that Washington used as headquarters during the Morristown encampment, and a separate museum. The museum is a fireproof building that displays furniture, weapons and documents from the era. The Ford Mansions is a very well renovated building that gives us...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good afternoon experience with family especially children to feel the history of the revolutionary war. It in part happened at this very location. Plans were made an survival of our army was realized in this country safe house.

Thank larry w
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautifully kept home in lovely park setting. Very informative tour, unusual exhibits, a peaceful outing.

Thank sharpsewer
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We recently visited the Ford Mansion and Museum while at the Morristown National Historic Site. It was a very informative and enjoyable tour. Our tour guide, Walter, was funny & friendly.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Jacob Ford family home was taken over by General George Washington in the Winter of 1779/80 and became the base of operations for him and his officers. His men stayed at a nearby encampment and experienced a winter which was worse than the Colonial...More

Thank RSGrosse1
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This Georgian style mansion was built circa 1771 by successful iron manufacturer Jcob Ford, Jr. When the colonies rebelled against Mother England, Ford allowed some three dozen volunteer soldiers from Delaware to be housed in his mansion.A patriot, Ford served as a Colonel in the...More

1  Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place reeks of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton's presence for me. Something about the set-up of the room in the back on the 1st floor which Washington inhabited the majority of the time when he was here...And yes even Benedict Arnold was here for...More

Thank Sandy305
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour on the tour of this mansion which was the winter headquarters for Washington & his officers in 1779/80. Our tour guide (Walter) was so informative and made history come alive. He not only told us facts but added relevant background to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Must see Ford's Mansion if you are coming to see Washington's Headquarters and Museum. Check the NPS website, house is open for tours several times a day - we caught a 3:00 PM tour w/ several others. Our park ranger was excellent in describing what...More

Thank Sue M
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