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Ford Mansion and Museum

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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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Take an hour or 2 an experience this place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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New Providence, New Jersey
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New Providence, New Jersey
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196 reviews 196 reviews
89 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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1,101 helpful votes 1,101 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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