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Address: Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone Number: +1 973-539-2085
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Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite...

Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite was home to the Pennsylvnia troops in the winter of 1779-80.

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Fascinating historical site! Great to visit with kids, family friends, or on your own!

We learn and experience so much each time we go. The museum area is very well done and there are special events from time to time. The walks through the woods are so beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2016
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Basking Ridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We learn and experience so much each time we go. The museum area is very well done and there are special events from time to time. The walks through the woods are so beautiful. And nearby is Washington's Headquarters - another GREAT tour!!

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Jockey Hollow has several difficulty levels and is a great place for a family hike. There are a few small buildings to visit set up in colonial style and sometimes firearms displays. Bathrooms are available but bring your lunch as there is no food available.

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New Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

There are two benefits to coming here. You can learn a tremendous amount of history with respect to the winter encampments of Washington's troops during the revolutionary war. It's a great place to go trail hiking or walking on the paved ring road. I like to walk the road with my dog, very peaceful and beautiful scenery.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you want to step back in history, try here! This was a spur of the moment excursion, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the time I spent there one cloudy afternoon. Learned some great things about local history, and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Will be going back and spending more time there in the upcoming Spring.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

My wife and I brought our two sons ages 11 and 8 to Jockey Hollow NP the day after Thanksgiving and we all had a blast. The introductory movie was very good and showed the hard life of soldiers during the Revolutionary War. After the movie we took in the replicas of soldier huts at the visitors center. We next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit since we were close by. Forget about all your preconceived notions about NJ and take a few hours to learn how tough the Revolutionary soldiers had it. The area is beautiful and dog friendly. It has hiking trails throughout.

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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

While General Washington spent the winter of 1779 five miles away at the Ford Mansion, most of his troops slept in huts in Jockey Hollow. Replicas of the huts are on the site, along with a farmhouse and interpretive signs. The location is also a spot for Revolutionary War reenactments.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

It is a place of tranquil beauty steeped in the history of the American Revolution. The survival of the army that quartered here during the Winter of 1777 decided the course of the new nation. It is under appreciated. Walking trails, a visitors center, hills, streams, a tear drop pond teeming with natural wildlife, ample parking, near charming towns, are... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Washington spent the winter of 177 (after beating the Hessions in Trenton, around Morristown NJ as well as 1779...after Valley Forge. In 1779 the snow was over 5 feet deep and rations were sparse. You can see original foundations of soldiers huts as well as reconstructed huts. You can find encampments by state militia like PA and NJ. Historic houses... More 

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Bridgewater, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Jockey Hollow is one of my favorite places to go when I want to take a nice leisurely walk/hike. It's got a great visitor's center and on weekends the historic Wick house is open to check out. The main road is about a 3 mile loop, hilly so a good work out. Best time in my opinion is during the... More 

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