Jockey Hollow Visitor Center

Jockey Hollow Visitor Center

Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite was home to the Pennsylvnia troops in the winter of 1779-80.
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ckatmomi
Union, NJ400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
After finding the visitors center we walked the short distance to the Wick House ( which was not open yet due to covid. We were able to look inside and Ann, a volunteer in costume was very informative. From there we found the yellow trail which we were told was 2/12 miles. It was a very pleasant afternoon.
Written November 8, 2021
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warrenbobrow
Morristown, NJ47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
The trails are so nicely maintained.. I appreciate that they are patrolled as well. No bicycles makes this a dream unlike Lewis Morris Park.
Written October 11, 2014
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bwheeler
Indianapolis, IN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place, I really love it for its beauty and serenity. You can either take a bruisk walk or jog on the 4 mile road. Or you can take the mile of hiking trails. Jockey Hollow is very thickly forested. The place is very beautiful in Spring and Fall. It is a boon to have such a place amid the busy NJ suburbs..
Written March 24, 2004
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KevinsGirls
Edison, NJ751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Jockey Hollow is a beautiful park. You can drive through on the tour road or park and walk some trails. It’s so peaceful and quiet here and a perfect place to walk in the outdoors.
Written January 23, 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We came here for a hike one day. We hiked the blue trail, which is three miles total. The trail was clearly marked throughout the park. The park is nice and peaceful. It also has lots of history. Worth a stop if you are in the area and looking for a nice spot to relax and enjoy nature.
Written June 5, 2017
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suitlaw
89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
I had learned about Valley Forge, but I learned that the Continental Army spent a very bitter cold winter here that was far colder than Valley Forge. Go to the visitor's center first, and then walk the trail to see the Wick Farm and reproductions of cabins that were used during the time. I highly recommend it.
Written August 8, 2019
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Regina D
Tavares, FL1,271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Business
Jockey Hollow is a spacious National Park in tribute to those American Revolutionary soldiers who camped here during the worst winter of the 18th century. There park has several hiking trails, reenactments, camp replicas, events and much more. SO, if you're looking for a place to visit for the day and enjoy nature, Jockey Hollow is the place for you.
Written April 11, 2015
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rachell866
Rockaway, NJ26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
It is beautiful in all seasons but fall is by far my favorite! Easy trials for exploring. But do be careful with the bugs and ticks!

Very interesting display at the visitor center and the Wick House - very educational on the American Revolutionary War.
Written February 18, 2015
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Angela M
New Jersey38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
If you love history and are looking for a great New Jersey day trip, visit Washington's Headquarters in Morristown. The following were the main points of interest:

1. The Museum - There are 2 wings that have wonderful revolutionary artifacts including items owned by the Washingtons. Not to be missed is the half hour film describing the winter camp conditions at Jockey Hollow. It is an extraordinary story of courage, bravery and endurance. Buy tickets for the Ford Mansion tour here at the museum ($4 per person - this was the only fee we had to pay).

2. Ford Mansion - This is the actual house that George and Martha Washington stayed in from December 1779 to June 1780. Washington used this house for his war strategies and also Layfayette consulted with him there.

3. Jockey Hollow - The Visitor's Center has a reconstruction of the huts the soldiers built and lived in during their winter encampment during the worst winter on record for Northern New Jersey. Also, you can view the same film (the one at the museum) here at the visitor's center.

4. Wick House - The Wick House is directly behind the Jockey Hollow Visitor's Center. It is the original Wick Family farmhouse from the 1750's.

5. 3 Mile Driving Tour - When you leave the Jockey Hollow Visitor's Center take the 3 mile driving tour (a loop) which shows the actual sites of the winter encampment. There are also 4 reconstructed soldier huts on display.

For a great day out, go and visit these wonderful historic sites which are set in the beautiful and scenic Watchung Mountains in Morris County New Jersey.
Written June 23, 2012
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elawson
philadelphia area604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
We were stopping here to break up a long car trip. I assumed we'd be there about an hour to let my kids earn a Junior Ranger badge and jump back into the car. Well, the park is large and broken up so there's not really a central location...if you've been to Valley Forge, it more similar in their sprawling set up.
Like Valley Forge, this was a winter camp for soldiers and you hear about their bitter times. I'm sure its more horrifying for older children and adults...my elementary age kids couldn't grasp the cold and starving on a balmy day in June after lunch.
We opted not to visit the museums after going to the Visitor's Center. The museums and headquarters are in town and we were pulling a trailer so we didn't want to risk it. The drive through Jockey Hollow is beautiful though. And if parked at the Visitor's Center, you can walk to a small farmhouse with a period guide. Our guide was very outgoing and pleasant. The rangers were helpful but not over friendly.
Written June 20, 2012
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