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Address: 6 Court St., Morristown, NJ, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone Number: 973-631-5151
Description: The grounds comprise a museum as well as the modest mansion where...
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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Worth the tricky NJ roads

Visited most recently near President's Day. Kids engaged quickly with Junior Ranger projects, Dad enjoyed the 30-minute video, and, having read Dan Brown, we adults spent some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Rochester, New York
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501 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a WONDERFUL tour given by a woman who was a total authority (and history buff) on the entire war. She took us in through the main door, and then led us through every room and space inside the mansion. The was a complete authority on everything that was Washington, and them place seemed to come alive as she... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited most recently near President's Day. Kids engaged quickly with Junior Ranger projects, Dad enjoyed the 30-minute video, and, having read Dan Brown, we adults spent some time with "The Apotheosis of Washington." We visited the Ford Mansion last summer and rather enjoyed it, more so than other historical home tours we've visited. Getting there IS tricky, although well-signed, and... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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201 reviews 201 reviews
91 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

When in morristown , visit this landmark . A great NPS that gives a quick junior ranger badge for your scouts I have 2 kids, and they actually enjoyed this place. Rich in history, this place will not only appease Washington historians, but all who have interset in this period of time. The great artifacts from the past and simple... More 

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Sarasota
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267 reviews 267 reviews
30 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited the other day after an absence of many years, and was amazed at how well the Parks Service has done in presenting a historical context for Washington's stay in Morristown. Definitely worth a visit?

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great museum with lots of historical displays, good house tour. Ties to other local historical sites. If you are a senior, you can get a card for free entrance to most any national park.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you like US history - especially the revolutionary period - you will love this park centered around Washingtons headquarters

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

we got there at opening and were given tickets for the first house tour of the day. we walked around some of the displays until it was time to see the house. bathrooms are in the basement of the museum building. there is an elevator next to the bust of george washington. the tour of the house was very informative.... More 

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ottawa canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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