Happening In Morristown
Address: 230 Morris Street; Entrance to parking from Washington Place
Time: Hourly Tours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m./Open daily, 7 days a week/Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day(reservations required for school groups and onsite educational programs)
Cost: $4 Ages 17 & over/Children 16 & under are free/$15 Annual Pass/ National Park Pass (for family) $50/ Golden Age $10 lifetime pass (62 & older are eligible)/ Golden Age; Free for handicapped visitors
Hourly guided tours of the historic Ford Mansion. Self–guided tours of Washington's Headquarters Museum. Also, onsite school of education programs (reservations required).
Note: Reservations are taken between Labor Day and Columbus Day.
18th Century demonstrations and living history programs.
Offsite speakers for non–profit organizations (reservations required).
Write to: Historic Ford Mansion, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960–4299
In early December, 1779, Morristown's finest house became a center of the American Revolution. Mrs. Jacob Ford Jr., a widow with four young children, offered the hospitality of her home to General and Mrs. Washington. With the commander in chief came staff officers assigned to assist in a multitude of duties. The Ford family, crowded into two rooms of their home, was witness to these historic activities. Don't miss this fascinating first–hand look into a chapter of America's revolutionary war history.