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Ford Mansion and Museum

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Address: 6 Court St, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone Number: 973-631-5151
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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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Made history come alive

George Washington really did sleep here, and so did his wife, Martha. The National Park Service ranger gave an excellent, well-informed tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

George Washington really did sleep here, and so did his wife, Martha. The National Park Service ranger gave an excellent, well-informed tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Entrance to the Ford Mansion is allowed only through tours offered every hour from 10-3. $7 for adults, but free if you have a national park pass. Sign up in the museum, where there are also 3 small galleries dedicated to documents, war type items, and furniture/household items, plus a small gift shop that you can visit while waiting for... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

An old house with antiques, worth seeing if you like history. Tour guide was average, could have given more history.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Had some spare time so we stopped by. We had a great tour, happy we came. There is a lot of stairs so if that is a challenge you may only be able to see the first floor of the mansion. The museum displays are accessible and are in a separate building.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We went on a weekday morning, and it was quiet, and the entrance fee included the tour (check website for times) and we were the only ones, and had a great guide who told us so many things about the life and times of the house, the Ford family, and of course Washington.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

If you ever even just thought of the Revolutionary War, you must come here. You can still hear Washington's footsteps and hear the conversations that help shape the American Revolution. You don't need Mr Peabody and Sherman's WABAC Time Machine to experience the American Revolution, just visit the Ford Mansion!

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Ford Mansion is part of a Revolutionary War history complex which also includes Washington's Headquarters and Museum, Jockey Hollow, the New Jersey Brigade, Cross Estate and Gardens and Headquarter's Museum. The entrance fee to the Mansion and Museum is $7 and valid for 7 days. All National Park Passes are honored. Tours are conducted beginning at 10 and run... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The home of the wealthy Ford family was converted to the Headquarters for Washington, his wife and his chief aides. It is a guided tour with knowledgeable people explaining how life was lived in the handsome home. It is furnished with period pieces much as it looked when Washington was quartered here. A must see for history buffs. A small... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The tour guide was knowledgeable not only about the mansion and Washington's headquartering there, but in answering any of the questions that were asked of him. The rooms were displayed well and with some original pieces. There were only adults on my tour, but I'm sure the tour guide would make his presentation interesting to children through teens as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were the only two visitors there on a Friday morning and had both the museum and house tour to ourselves. There was a good introductory film to watch and the museum was small, considering the subject matter! However that made it manageable and interesting as it was possible to take time to look at everything. The house tour was... More 

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