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Ford Mansion and Museum

6 Court St., Morristown, NJ, Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151
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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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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The house tour is interesting. The ranger provided many historical facts so we could understand the background on Washington's stay at the home. Rooms were furnished and the home has an authentic look and feel to it.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A nice stop for history buffs and to get a better understanding on this portion of the Revolutionary war. Nice visitor's center and we had great guide for the separate building- Ford Mansion. May be a little slow for kids. The ranger can supply detail driving directions to Jockey Hollow. Make it part of your day visiting Morris museum and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Mansion and property is VERY pretty. Please remember to call and see what time there are tours of the Mansion. IT IS NOT OPEN to view without a guide. ALSO, pictures are not allowed to be taken in the Museum....

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