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Revolutionary Times 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm
For the fifth year in a row, visitors to, and residents of, Morris County will have the opportunity to enjoy an authentically, patriotic 4th of July the way the Founding Fathers might have imagined it. Celebrate the country’s independence by attending and participating in the festivities on the Morristown Green. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, July 4th. The event is free to the public and appropriate for all ages.
Morristown National Historical Park, the nation’s first historical park, is a major sponsor of the event along with the Morris County Tourism Bureau and the Washington Association of New Jersey. The National Park will be fee-free on July 2, 3 and 4 in honor of the holiday. The park’s hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm each day.
On Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00 am, The Hanover Township Landmark Commission will give a free tour of its 1718 Burying Yard located on Route 10 East, Whippany. This one-hour tour will highlight the earliest settlers of Morris County. Please pre-register by calling 973-631-5151 or signing up at [email protected].
At Noon at the Morristown Green, Park Place, costumed interpreters will read the Declaration of Independence, an annual Morris County tradition. Audience participation is encouraged. There will be music, a musket salute and free historical walking tours of the Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary and Colonial-era graveyard, est. 1733. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the Presbyterian Church, 57 East Park Place, Morristown.
On July 2nd Morristown National Historical Park will offer free concerts (1:00 pm & 3:00 pm) at Washington’s Headquarters on the lawn behind the Ford Mansion, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. The Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps will perform. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for the concert. Rain location will be on-site in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum auditorium
For more information about all the July 2-4 holiday weekend happenings, contact the Morris County Tourism Bureau at morristourism.org or call 973-631-5151.
Revolutionary Times 2017 is also being generously sponsored by Normandy Real Estate Partners, AAA Northeast, Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Skylands Magazine, the Artist Baker, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Nicky and Paige L’Hommedieu, and Jeanne and Joe Goryeb.
The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a destination marketing organization that positively affects the economy of Morris County by promoting the area’s exceptional historic, cultural and recreational opportunities by providing services to residents business travelers and tourists.