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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
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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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Morristown, New Jerseys most important historic site

The Ford Mansion and museum were appropriately chosen as one of the U S Park Services first National Historic sites because George Washington lived there during two winters of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is interesting to visit the house and to see how Washington and his officers lived during that harsh winter when troops were ill-clothed and fed. It is also a bit confusing as I've seen other signage (at Fort Nonsense), which indicates that Washington actually stayed in a room at a tavern close to the green in Morristown. Given that... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Ford Mansion and museum were appropriately chosen as one of the U S Park Services first National Historic sites because George Washington lived there during two winters of the Revolutionary War. They are in close proximity to Morristown and may be easily accessed from US 287 and US78/Highway 24. As is the case in other National Historic sites, the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Morristown is a busy city and this place is worth a visit in a busy city. The collection is nice but limited. After a walk on south street on a sunny day you can spend afternoon in the museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting and authentic history tour and museum. I spent a few hours here and enjoyed the site and tour. It's relatively small and unadorned, I expected more for such an historical site. It deserves more, but still very worthwhile. The tour guide explains what it was like in the house during that time and you can picture the place filled... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My mom and two of my sisters were down and we happened upon a tour of the Ford Mansion and Museum. There isn't a separate Museum from the Mansion - but the Mansion is setup as if it was still from the 18th century when George Washington headquartered there. It is a neat little slice of 18th century life and... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Ford Mansion and Museum was wonderful. Guide was very interesting, kept all in the group engaged.

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Whitestone, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Enjoyed the museum and learned details about colonial times. This was George Washington's headquarters and we saw ashort film about the hard winter that he and his soldiers faced.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

America's Revolutionary History on display at The Ford Mansion and Museum. If you can find the entrance and parking, and there's plenty of it, you'll enjoy your visit. Be sure to take the free tour of the Ford Mansion. It's informative and a real step back in time with lots of interesting facts imparted during the tour. Museum was undergoing... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Ford Mansion and Museum is worth a visit if you're in the area, especially if you're a history buff. The museum is small but has some interesting artifacts and original documents. The mansion must be seen accompanied by a tour guide and there are enough starting times to fit most plans. The tour lasts about an hour. Photos are... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Loved the tour of the grounds and seeing the Ford Mansion. The guides were both very knowledgeable and I thought it was great how they interacted with people who were on the tour. Must see if in Morristown!

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