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“New Jersey Brigade Area - Cross Estate Gardens”
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Jockey Hollow
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Morristown
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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.
Morristown, New Jersey
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“New Jersey Brigade Area - Cross Estate Gardens”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The New Jersey Brigade Area is located at the southern end of Morristown National Historical Park and can be by reached by hiking along the patriots trail from Jockey Hollow, or you can drive to the area like we did from Jockey Hollow’s main entrance. We turned right on Tempe Wick Road for a short distance and turned left onto Leddell Road (New Jersey Brigade Area sign) then followed that road just over a mile and turned left onto the park driveway at the sign for “New Jersey Brigade Area – Cross Estate Gardens.”
There’s parking at the trail head but no public restrooms. Several hiking trails are posted for exploring the wooded and hilly areas of the park, and the Cross Estate Gardens which are beautiful this time of year.

Visited August 2013
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Morristown, New Jersey
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“Jockey Hollow Review”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Jockey Hollow was the first national park. It excellent for walking, bicycling, or driving through. Two winter encampments were here during the Revolutionary Was. Lots of historical information.

Visited February 2013
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Morristown, New Jersey
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“Historical park is fun to visit”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Revolutionary war history among acres of this lush park allow visitors to hike, stroll, walk your dog, have a picnic & more.

Visited May 2013
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“A Walk Through Revolutionary morristown”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The trails in this forest pass by the various State regiment encampments on the Winter lines that faced the British in the east during the two winters the army were here. There are also soldier's huts adjoining the parade grounds as they were in those times as well a s a farm hose of the period. All very worthwhile.

Visited June 2013
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River Vale, New Jersey, United States
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“Jockey Hollow- George Washingtons Encampment, Ford Mansion HeadquartersMuseum”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Went to George Washington's headquarters @ the Ford Mansion and Jock Hollow Encampment in Morristown,on July 23, 2013.The Museum was really great and gives you a real glimse of life and especially the hardshipships of the Revolutionary effort, of those times. Took the tour with Tom, the park ranger, tour guide, and enjoyed his presentation of the mansion. Took lots of good pictures in the mansion, althought they don't allow picture taking, in the separate museum building. The park ranger "guy's" in the gift and admission room were great as well. Jockey Hollow, Washington's troops encampment, in another nearby park area, is definitely a must see. The Wick farm house there, was very interesting. They also have a nice large garden, next to the house, that you can walk through. Don't forget to latch the gate after passing in or out! The Ranger there was also very nice and patient with the questions and any visiting children. They have a big visitors center there and a gift shop with a lot of nice and reasonablly priced things. We bought a couple of interesting George Washington books (there is a large, varied selection) to support the facility and increase our knowledge, of our great and hard fought for, heritage. The Jockey Hollow encampment, is a rather large park and the amount of red rasberry's on the grounds was astounding! Don't tell anybody, I told you, promise! Just watch out for tics if you are picking. The Ford museum (Wash.) headquarters park, charges admission and the Jockey Hollow doesn't. Being in the beautiful town of Morristown area, off 287, makes it very easy to visit the parks. I would encourage American's, who love this country and are interested in experiancing it's heritage and it's real story, to visit the Historical Park's, found in this beautiful and (very) interesting Morristown area. Oh, and by the way, buy some things from the shop to remember your visit by and support the parks! Happy National Parking, your tour guide, Jan Olsen

Visited July 2013
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