|Address:||30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA|
This historical park showcases the land and sites associated with two Revolutionary War winter encampments of the armies commanded by General George Washington. The hiking trails are FREE from Jockey Hollow. The small museum and mansion are a few miles away (13 min drive) in Morristown. The entry fee for the building sites is $7 per adult (local residents get in free), and tickets are good for a week. Kids under 15 yrs are free. Ill review these sites separately, but the tour of the mansion is a must! If you are a Revolutionary War buff (or just a history buff), you must visit this site! What a treasure. We had a great day out - hiking the Soldier Hut Trail, seeing replicas of the log huts, touring the Ford Mansion, visiting the small Washington Headquarters museum, and lunch in historic Morristown. We first parked at the Jockey Hollow Visitors Center and chatted with the friendly park rangers about the park. It was free to go hiking on the 27 miles of trails! We saw families bring their pets (on leash), several cyclists on the roads, and a couple of trail runners. There are biking and horse back riding trails, too. Definitely watch the half hour video in the Jockey Hollow visitors center (you can see the same video at the museum), and dont forget to see the detailed soldiers hut replica inside. It was a short walk from there to find the hiking trails. You can also take a car tour instead and park near a couple of the encampment sites. There isnt much left to show - a few simple replicas of the huts and stone hearths, but there are tons of trails for outdoor enjoyment. Then, go see the museum and mansion for a cool history lesson! UPDATE: Went back to the hiking trails at Jockey Hollow visitors center. The shortest hike is a bit over 2 miles and it was a little too long for the 4 yr old in our group. The 8 yr old and 11 yr old loved it. We also had a ranger give us a talk about the Wick house nearby - definitely ask for this at the visitors center!
Tons of hiking trails for a variety of levels. The history and natural beauty of "Jockey Hollow " makes this a great place for a family outing. George Washington encamped here during the Revolutionary War, making this a place of historical significance in our nations history.
Very neat George Washington and Revolutionary War information. Reasonable rate for 3 room museum and Ford House tour. Guided house tour, Susan was properly passionate about the information and pride in local history. Cool things in gift shop.
Great trails for hiking and lots of great information about Washington and his troops coldest winter encampment. In addition to the hiking trails there is a one-way road tour with information signs, wide enough for walkers.
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I loved it but its not a good memory now. You used to be able to see the Twin Towers in NYC poking up over the horizon. I went up there on the afternoon of 9/11 and watched the plumes of smoke drift South.
Great place to hike. Very clean. Some of the tree signs and paint on the trees can be a little confusing. This is a fun and interesting place to learn historical information.
Wonderful history. The gift shop is reasonably priced. Clean restrooms. We were there for encampment weekend and the reenactment was pretty cool!
Great woods to walk around in with an incredible sense of history. See a large tree, Washington himself may have sat beside it for shade
I absolutely love this park. It has great trails that are very peaceful. Also great for the kids to learn about history along the trail
A nice place to stop and take a walk, enjoy nature, and forget about the city which almost completely surrounds you. Enjoy!
I am disappointed by the overall neglect that this park suffers from. Does anybody care that the huts are falling down?
Very clean park. Trails were absolutely well marked and had plenty of information for hikers and history buffs.
Beautiful park. So many fun trails to go on, many with options to learn a bit about our history along the way.
Very similar to Skipsea Castle in the UK, Skipsea is missing a castle and Fort Nonsense is missing a Fort
Hike, run, or walk through Jockey hollow to live a not well known part of American Revolution history.
Admission fee is too steep, cannot visit gift shop until after a tour, and there is limited parking.
The tour of the home that George Washington stayed in was interesting. There inst much more to see.
Lots of history. Loved the tour. The museum is small, but they have some interesting items.
Great historic site. The War of independence and George Washington are always interesting
One of my favorite places to hike. Love the peace and quite only a few miles from town
An excellent and "free" place to go to learn about NJ history around the revolution.
Beautiful place. Trail markings should be more clear near the visor center
Soothing, scenic place for a run or drive. Very cool monuments as well.
Great park to visit and walk around, peaceful place to go and relax
Quiet place to wander - outdoors fans and history buffs alike.
Beautiful park. One of the best in the Morristown area!!!!
Great park for stroll, hike, bike, history and gardening.
50 years of walking here, and its still draws me back !!!
Great place to enjoy some fresh air and comfortable walk
The trails were well marked, good hike and kid friendly.
Great place to walk. Especially beautiful in the fall
Love this place! Pet friendly is an absolute plus.
Good for a walk and horse riding. Not much else.
Food place to visit but could he better marked.
Good place to learn some nice American history.
Great place to learn about local history.
Informative day out in beautiful park
A true Morris County hidden treasure
Easy walk-around nice to be outside.
Cool place to spend an afternoon!
Great historic park to explore!
Historic.Quiet place.ideal walk
Great view. Quite historical.
Nice place. Its well kept
A beautiful place to see!
Beautiful place to hike!
nice walk in the park
Beautiful day ☆☆☆☆
Nice and bucolic
Well it old
Julia Elena Flores Durand