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“Interesting Historical Site”
Review of Jockey Hollow

Jockey Hollow
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Morristown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite was home to the Pennsylvnia troops in the winter of 1779-80.
Reviewed November 18, 2011

Not much in our history books about the battle of Morristown. This site along with Washington Headquarters certainly fills in that gap. Lots of trails and even a paved road for those who aren't walkers. (You can get closer to the soldier's huts by car, but there is a hill to climb from a nearby parking lot.)

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

If you're looking for a nice place for an easy weekend hike in the wood with the family, Jockey Hollow is a great place. Especially in the fall when the leaves are turning. There are quite a few marked paths with varying lengths. It's also good place for learning a little about the revolutionary war and the role Jockey Hollow played. However, I find the content lacking in appeal and think it could be presented to be more engaging and informative.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

An often overlooked National Park site, Jockey Hollow presents history at its finest.

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Reviewed March 31, 2011

Just got back from a trip to Philadelphia and decided on a side trip to Jockey Hollow NHP and George Washington's Headquarters in Morristown NJ since I have never been. It is about 2 1/2 hours north on the NJ turnpike from Philadadelphia to Morristown NJ. The house that George Washington made his headquarters was beautiful and in the middle of town. The park rangers gave us wonderful information on the history of it all including a tour of the house. There was a museum which they are still completing but has quite a bit to see including a movie.
From there we went to Jockey Hollow. Once again, we received wonderful information from the park ranger. We also watched the movie that they provided to give us a quick history lesson of the location. In addition, there is a replica of what the cabins would have looked like with furnishings in the visitor center. We drove the loop, stopped every where we could and took photos and explored. The entire loop was only approximately 3 miles.
It is extremely small compared to Gettysburg or Valley Forge but still a part of our history. We did make a special trip to see it and am glad we did. There are hiking trails but due to our short time there just did the driving loop. If you are in the area and have the time I would highly recommend spending a day to see it and the mansion that George Washington made his headquarters. The actual town of Morristown was very quaint with wonderful restaurants. A great place for any meal there.

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Reviewed November 29, 2009

Our boy scout troop took a ten mile hike this past Spring. We started with a tour of nearby Washington's Headquarters in Morristown, and then checked in with the staff at the park's visitor center. They were very helpful in providing maps, guidance and history lessons. During our hike, we completed a "history scavanger hunt" by locating specific monuments and signs around the park. The scouts submitted short essays on what they had learned and we were able to get history trail medals from the local boy scout council (Patriot's Path Council - http://programs.ppbsa.org/activities/jockeyhollowtrail.htm)

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