Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum: Hours, Address, Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • National Parks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ricochan
New York343 contributions
US History
Aug 2021
The museum is well curated. Many hand-written documents on displayed depicted the history and story behind. Due to COVID-19, computerized devices and some sections were closed or unavailable, but we had a great time taking in what was going on back then. This is where you obtain free tour tickets to Ford Mansion, which is a must.
Written 23 August 2021
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tangi1
Elizabeth, NJ735 contributions
Morristown's Rich American History
Jun 2021
A historic location in New Jersey that is well worth visiting. The Washington Headquarter Museum has many artifacts on display representing upper class life in 18th century America. There is the original portrait of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of President Washington. This is an excellent experience for preteen and teens to learn about America's fight for independence and the Revolutionary War.
Written 6 August 2021
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Alicia_JA
Chicago188 contributions
Amazing American History
Jul 2021
Amazing Amercian history can be found at Morrisotwn. It's simply incredible to walk in these areas knowing who walked before you. The museum is well maintained with a nice little shop. The introducotry video was well done. I enjoyed the short tour loop. Be sure to leave your car and make the short walk up to see the soldier's huts. Our country began with these patriots who suffered so much.
Written 1 August 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,678 contributions
The Revolutionary War Revealed
Mar 2020
Morristown, New Jersey played a key roll in the Revolutionary War effort and much of that effort is reflected in the Washington Headquarters Museum. The museum is housed in a separate building from the Ford Mansion. The museum's artifacts display the material cultural of 18th century America. Clothing, jewelry, eating utensils, musical instruments, weaponry, muskets and pistols of the time are included in the display. Of significant importance is the original portrait of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington.

There are various rooms in the museum, one of which is The Lloyd W. Smith Gallery named after the principal private contributor to the museum's collection. Much of the collection here comprises material cultural artifacts.

The military Gallery houses muskets, canons, pistols, maps and portraits.

The room of documents which are representative of those appearing during the Revolutionary era are in my opinion significant. Issues such as British taxation, cartoon illustrations, George Washington portraits including is death bed and early debates about slavery.

Finally, the museum has an auditorium where presentations are given on all aspects of the era and war. A video is on continuous showing called "1782-1789 Democracy.

Due to the Covid=19 epidemic the museum and Ford Mansion have been periodically shutdown so check on the the current status of the museum .
Written 13 February 2021
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Helen711
Atlanta, GA1,191 contributions
Great historic location to get up close!
Feb 2020
We took a guided tour and enjoyed everything! We didn't spend much time in the main building, so went back to look at some of the displays. There's too much to read for just a one or two hour visit. You must have a guide to go into the historic house, and the stairways are steep and narrow. Definitely not ADA approved! Lots of original beds, paperwork, kitchen appliances and more. Well worth the time.
Written 1 March 2020
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WEI
2 contributions
A good education of American Independence War
Feb 2020
Excellent Museum! Be sure to ask for guided tour when entering the museum. Ford Mansion interior can only be visited with the museum guide.
Written 1 March 2020
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deb00
Boca Raton, FL7 contributions
Interesting bit of history
Oct 2019 • Friends
Good tour. If you're a history buff you'll enjoy seeing the rooms where decisions were made. If you're not you'll learn something and still enjoy the visit.
Written 23 October 2019
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Bette Ann S
Swedesboro, NJ2 contributions
Washington's Headquarters
Aug 2019 • Couples
This trip was just ok. Long way from home for so-so experience. History buffs, Revolutionary War fans would be interested. More at Valley Forge and not as far for us.
Written 3 September 2019
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Iamalambdam
1 contribution
Not open Monday and Tuesday
Aug 2019
Even though it says it is open on those days. It is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. We drove all the way here to find that out.
Written 20 August 2019
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robinreagan3
Indianapolis, IN102 contributions
History in the Making
Aug 2019
Dust off those American history lessons of long ago with a visit to this compact, but illuminating historical park. We toured (for free) the adjacent house where Gen. George Washington lived during the "hard winter" of 1777 then took in the museum. Many original artifacts bring to life the challenges our revolutionary ancestors dealt with plus several videos illustrate the period during which the revolutionary army camped in Morristown. Well worth a visit. We spent slightly less than 2 hours total at the house and museum.
Written 13 August 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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