Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
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Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
As part of the celebration, the reading of Declaration of Independence which is usually held at Washington’s Headquarters in (MNHP), will be recited by MNHP staff on the Morristown Green followed by family fun games and activities.
Visitors are asked to bring water to drink and a chair or a blanket to sit on the ground, and are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather including wearing a hat and sunscreen. Due to limited parking, guests are encouraged to carpool or walk to the event.
There is no admission fee on July 4th.
Follow this up with an evening of fireworks at Lewis Morris Park, sponsored by the Town of Morristown. Click here for a list of more Morris area fireworks.
Morristown NHP includes the Washington's Headquarters unit, Fort Nonsense, Jockey Hollow, and the New Jersey Brigade area. There are approximately 27 miles of walking trails in the Jockey Hollow unit. All park areas are open year round, seven days a week; park buildings are closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
Morristown NHP’s Washington's Headquarters entrance fee is $4 for individuals age 16 and older. There is no admission fee charged at Jockey Hollow. For additional information on Morristown NHP and other national park sites across the country, visit the website www.nps.gov/morr.