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“Wonderful historical park” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jockey Hollow

Jockey Hollow
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Morristown
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Owner description: Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite was home to the Pennsylvnia troops in the winter of 1779-80.
Rockaway, New Jersey
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wonderful historical park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Good info center and history displays with wonderful park setting, lots of trails as well for walking and biking. Nice tie-in to other historical local sites.

Visited September 2013
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Tigard, Oregon
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708 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“ANOTHER PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is another wonderful piece of American History. The visitor's center contains a replica of a soldier's hut, which would have been used during the encampment in the winter of 1779. This gives you an visual idea of what life was like during that time. Nearby is the Wick House, which was used as a headquarters by General St. Clair, and it is furnished in period style. A docent, dressed in period garb, was available for questions. If you have the time, take one of the hikes which will take you up to five reproduction soldier's huts which would have been present during the winter, a distance of several miles through the woods. Wonderful experience..

Visited July 2014
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Delray Beach, Florida
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“Morristown has the best historic sites and the beauty of Jockey Hollow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We recently stayed at the Madison Hotel located near Jockey Hollow. It was wonderful stay from the hotel to the historic sites and beautiful landscape. It was exciting to share a bit of the revolutionary war era. The entrance fee is a very modest four dollars.

If you are a history buff or a nature lover, you will find something interesting to do all in at one site. You will find a museum, Fort Nonsense, the NJ brigade and the exceptional Jockey Hollow located in this exceptional national park located in Morristown, NJ. You will want to also checkout 'The Green', the many charming shops and several other sites geared to visitors of all ages.




Morristown National Historical Park is comprised of four discontinuous areas with the Museum, Ford Mansion and Fort Nonsense in the northern part of the park and Jockey Hollow and the NJ brigade in the southern area. The two sections of the park are approximately 5 miles apart and require a vehicle to travel between. Please refer to the park map for more information: park map

Visited July 2014
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ottawa canada
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163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Pleasant Hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the scenery as we drove up to Jockey Hollow. Its were George Washington's troops were camped one winter.
We took a walk in the woods on the yellow marked trail to see the Wick farm and the solders barracks log cabins. The trails were not marked well but we did not get lost. In the Wick farm they have a garden with various plants marked on there purpose. It made sense they had had to have ways to look after themselves as they could not go to a drug store. Quite interesting.
It's very pleasant for a picnic or a walk for a drive around.

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Sussex, New Jersey
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“Hike and history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is a very beautiful park and woodlands that is at the location of the encampments of the continental army during the worst winter of the war. The farm house and barns stand intact and are available for a tour, the soldiers huts have been recreated on one of the hills. Not much else to see there, but it is a very nice place for a hike!

Visited July 2014
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