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Washington’s Headquarters
The Ford Mansion

The Jacob Ford family welcomed General George Washington and his staff to their home in Morristown, New Jersey in late 1779. Washington lived at the Ford Mansion, and he and his staff used it as his headquarters as they plotted strategy against Britain and support for the troops quartered at Jockey Hollow.


The mansion is seen by guided tours available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Tours will begin at Washington's Headquarters Museum, tour sizes will be no more than 20 visitors with a single ranger or guide. The average tour time is 30 to 45 minutes long and will take you through the Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion, where General Washington and his aids spent six months starting in December 1779.


The room probably used as Washington's office during the six months he stayed at the Ford Mansion.


For further information visit the Morristown National Historical Park.