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“History LESSON!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ford Mansion and Museum

Ford Mansion and Museum
6 Court St., Morristown, NJ, Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Morristown
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: The grounds comprise a museum as well as the modest mansion where Washington established military headquarters for the winter of 1779-80.
New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“History LESSON!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

You walk through rooms and expect to see George Washington sitting and the desk plotting "OUR" next move. Brilliantly laid out. A question never goes unanswered.

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Madison, New Jersey
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“Cute Little Museum, Ford Mansion is Ok...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

If you are interested in the Revolutionary War, The Ford Mansion and Museum is worth a visit. There is an adorable little museum with interesting artifacts from the Revolutionary War era - furniture, china, Washington's sword, chain links from a defense across the Hudson - just interesting items.

The Park Rangers are always attentive, informative, and polite. Ask them as many questions as you may have.

The tour of the Ford Mansion is ok... Mount Vernon is really a wonderful site, this is interesting but a bit drab. The house was taken over by Washington and his troops. The family secluded themselves to a few rooms on the first floor. Interesting, but not mind blowing or fascinating. Monticello is certainly my favorite home from this era.

Visited August 2011
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Another stamp on my National Parks passport - and cute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I'm a sucker for any National Park, but this one is fun. The staff are kind and really know their history. There is a good amount of stair climbing, and it is a mansion with no updates to be accessible, so be aware of that before you go. In the fall there are beautiful trees blooming, really a sight to see. It is also a wonderful thing to imagine then General Washington camping here with his men and Mrs. Ford leasing her house (remember, Washington was against quartering troops by force, so he leased the house) to him (Alexander Hamilton was there, too!). If you like Revolutionary history at all, you'll get a kick out of this site.

Visited October 2011
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Well preserved NJ historic site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

Very knowledgeable guided tour through Washington's brief stay in northern NJ at the Ford mansion.
A few authentic pieces still remain such as Washington's mirror and Martha Washington's jewelery desk.
The museum contains several artifacts from the late 1700s, but the coolest piece they have on display is Washington's personal sword, said to be the same sword he wore while being inaugurated as President.

Visited July 2011
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New Milford, New Jersey
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“History comes alive through interactive displays and helpful tour leaders”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

Our scout troop visited last Spring. The staff were very accomodating and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We were able to learn a lot about Washington's stay here in Morristown. The trip helped our scouts understand the context of the hardships faced by the troops and by Washington's staff during the harsh winter. The artifacts and the tour are first rate.

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