We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ford Mansion and Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
George Washington's HQ. during American Revolution

A must see to learn about the incredible hardships the Continental Army went through during the worst winter in history in 1779-1780. A must see for every school child in America.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Dan M
,
Natick, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A must see to learn about the incredible hardships the Continental Army went through during the worst winter in history in 1779-1780. A must see for every school child in America.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
1,739 reviews 1,739 reviews
506 attraction reviews
578 helpful votes 578 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Providence, New Jersey
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
93 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
30 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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?

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rockaway, New Jersey
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ottawa canada
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
87 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sussex, New Jersey
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ford Mansion and Museum also viewed

 
Morristown, Morris County
 

Been to Ford Mansion and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ford Mansion and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?