Check out the Park and the Story!
Our park is all about HISTORY -- the STORY of the past.
Do you know that history is a story? Little stories and big stories.
The word history is an ancient word. It comes from the Greek word
"historia"and the Latin/Roman "historia." All the stories are fascinating, but our American story is AWESOME!
General George Washington came to New Jersey and Morristown
during the winters of 1777 and 1779-1780, as he led the
Continental Army in the War for Independence and Freedom. The
soldiers lived in tents with only a fire nearby,
and huts that had a very small fireplace.
They were very cold and suffered frigid temperatures
during more than 20 snowstorms!
They also at times were very hungry.
Join the Junior Ranger Program
at the Park
Join the Junior Ranger Program at the Park or on the Web
Here is the link to the Morristown National Historical Park
and the Junior Ranger Program.
Kid's Plan for the Park
Come to the Mansion and visit
the house where Washington stayed,
where he worked with spies
and commissioned supplies,
and never had time to play.
Over in the Museum,
you’ll see clothes the soldiers wore,
their hats, maps and muskets,
and books, paintings and more.
Visit the army’s camp
at the Jockey Hollow site,
where the soldiers suffered all winter
with cold, deep snow and frost bite.
But the General and his soldiers
believed in a land that’s free
and struggled through to springtime
to win our liberty.