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Ford Mansion and Museum

6 Court St., Morristown, NJ, Morristown, NJ 07960
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Morristown
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The grounds comprise a museum as well as the modest mansion where Washington established military headquarters for the winter of 1779-80.
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ottawa canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We got to the museum at 10:15 and was able to get tickets for the 11am tour of the Ford house. They only allow 20 on the tour. Tours were running at 10, 11,1,2 and 3. The museum had a good movie 30 minutes and a good set of displays. The movie is a good intro to the history and... More

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Sussex, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you like history, you need to see the collection of artifacts and see the location that was headquarters during the worst winter of the war. The tour is only 30 - 45 minutes, is an easy walk, and is very informative. The museum has several rooms and an excellent collection of historic "pamphlets" and other items of the time.

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Fort Lee, NJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great tour from the park ranger of the Ford Mansion! Very informative and you feel as if you are back in time. Amazing to know you are walking in the footsteps of George Washington. The museum is small but pleasing!!! The mansion and museum is a perfect way to spend a couple of hours.

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Avon, Ohio
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443 attraction reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Part of Morristown National Historic Park, the Ford Mansion served at Washington’s headquarters while the Continental Army encamped nearby at Jockey Hollow during the winter of 1779-80. The grounds and building are well preserved and beautifully maintained. Inside, the mansion is well furnished with reproductions as well as some original furnishings. The mansion can only be entered as part of... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I love visiting historical sites, especially where people once resided. Reading about it isn't enough. You have to literally put yourself in the environment to appreciate the sacrifices our forefathers endured. A must see! Admission is $4 per family, which is paid at the museum. Look throughout the artifacts and watch the movie before the tour guide sets off to... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

He did indeed. This was Washington's headquarters during the Revolution. A great place to visit and experience what life was like back then.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Take the house tour, see the movie and tour the museum. Go south six miles to Jockey Hollow. Stop by Fort Nonsense for the views.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Headed to Morristown one morning alone and decided to check this place out. I was the only one there so I had a private tour and the history behind it was pretty amazing. They have some genuine artifacts from Washington himself which is definitely cool. Overall good place to visit.

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Greendell, New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

check ahead for hours and to make sure it's open. There are 2 buildings with some interesting artifacts. Yes- Morristown was the military capital of the Revolution, and there is a lot to see!

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Susanville, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a interesting place to visit because it is a place where George Washington spent a good portion of time and it has a couple artifacts in the house that George and Martha actually used during the time at the house. Seeing those kind of artifacts is kind of neat even for the kids. I thought the ranger could... More

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