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Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

Opens in 3 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Ford Mansion itself is interesting to see but not too exciting. Kids will enjoy the museum - lots of interactive learning and facts about the Revolutionary War and what life was like for people living during that time in America. If you want to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M0shim0m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 9 year old daughters are now getting interested in history and, for the first time, I found myself (happily) waiting for them to finish in the historical center on the lower level. Perhaps the most interactive museum on the Revolution we have visited; even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited the Ford Mansion during a day trip from NYC. We visited for the history, but we spent much of our time taking pictures of the fall foliage. The tour of the house was great, of course, but the mansion grounds are worth some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wonderful place to go to find out more about American history. The museum is very good. The grounds are beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Florida_Pat2010
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Our volunteer docent, Gwen, gave us a wonderful tour of the Ford Mansion, which is set up as if Washington is still living there and planning the war. The museum has a lot of information and the rangers are knowledgeable. You need to take the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Sandy317
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We were among a few visitors on a Wednesday morning. We didn’t have time to tour the Ford Mansion, but we enjoyed the excellent film and visitor center exhibits. This is a small facility, but well designed and maintained. The exhibits are very well done...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank James M
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Found it very informative and highly recommend it. A great thing to do with children or adults. They have a cute gift shop too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here not knowing what to expect a was very surprised to see what a nice museum and tour it was. The rangers are nice and informative and engaged the visitors on our tour. Would go again if I could. Perfect weather for walking around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Overall very nice and informative on the history of the country and good areas to walk. Had a bit of an issue with a rude ranger who was very annoyed at having to deal with people in general. He was very unpleasant to multiple groups...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mcklin12
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Who knew there was another winter refuge colder than Valley Forge? Well worth a visit and well preserved. I wish I had given myself more time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bob P
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Vic F | Reviewed this property |
Would your grandson appreciate American Revolutionary War history? If so, then please take him. At the very least, he can walk into the Ford Mansion where Gen. GW planned the revolution and see how they lived. The Ford... More
Sandra M
May 7, 2017|
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Response from djoysand | Reviewed this property |
The Ford Mansion in Morristown, better known as Washington Headquarters has an entrance fee of $7 pp. if you are age 62 + get yourself a National Parks Pass (still $10 but I heard that fee is going to $80). The Pass is good... More