Morristown National Historical Park is pleased to announce that it has received the first shipment of its new brochure! Park staff coordinated with the National Park Service’s Harpers Ferry Center to design and produce this new visitor resource. The Harper’s Ferry Center provides expertise in interpretive media services to all National Park Service sites.
Featured on the front of the brochure are two full-color renderings by the artist Keith Rocco that bring to life scenes of the Continental Army’s 1779-1780 winter encampment in Morristown, New Jersey. One image depicts Martha Washington’s arrival at the Ford Mansion in December 1779, with General Washington greeting her at the foot of the stairs and snow covering the ground. The second scene highlights the daily activities at the Jockey Hollow Pennsylvania Line encampment during the winter of 1779-80.
The back of the brochure includes images of museum collection items and an updated and larger map of the park. Additionally, it features information on the top ten locations to visit at the park – Washington’s Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense, the Jockey Hollow Encampment Area and Visitor Center, the Wick House, the Pennsylvania Line Encampment Site, Grand Parade, Stark’s Brigade Encampment Site, New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site, and the Cross Estate Gardens.
Visitors can stop by and pick up their own free copy of the new brochure at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum or the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. A digital copy also is available here on the park’s website.
Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects, and commemorates the landscapes, structures, features, and museum collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown, New Jersey for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown NHP also represents a continuum of our nation’s efforts to protect our common heritage: as the very first “national historical park”, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve, and memorialize American history and heritage.
For more information about the park, please call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/morr.