10:00am – 11:30am
Visit Washington’s Headquarters, Morristown National Historical Park, home of Jacob Ford Jr. This fine Morristown mansion was military headquarters during the American Revolution in 1779-1780 when George Washington made it his home for 200 days. Tour the mansion with a National Park Service ranger and tour the recently renovated museum. Should you wish to extend your time at the National Historical Park, visit some or all of its additional three sites: Fort Nonsense, the Cross Estate and Gardens, the Wick House and garden, and the soldiers’ huts at Jockey Hollow. There are gift shops at the museum and at the Jockey Hollow Visitors Center. The park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1:45am – 1:00pm
Enjoy lunch in downtown Morristown, featuring over 75 restaurants with international cuisine options. These include Caribbean, Hispanic, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Irish, Italian, Greek, New York deli-style, new American and an Afghani restaurant.
1:30pm – 2:30pm
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is nationally
recognized as one of the most significant sites connected with the American Arts & Crafts Movement and the only house Gustav Stickley designed and built for himself, and lived in with his family. The grounds are open all year round. Call for tour times. Admission is charged at the door. Visit the excellent gift shop.
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Historic Speedwell is an early 19th century farmstead and ironworks managed by the Morris County Park Commission and home to a number of historic Revolutionary War-era homes. It features the life and times of the Stephen Vail family and their contribution to the development of the first successful electro-magnetic telegraph. Stephen’s son, Alfred, collaborated with Samuel F.B. Morse and first demonstrated their invention here in the factory building, now a National Landmark site. Through exhibits and guided tours, including demonstrations of the telegraph, Historic Speedwell captures the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
Download our Morristown Histrical Walking Tour App for the iPhone or take the Virtual Walking Tour.