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Revolutionary Times 2017

Revolutionary Times 2017-Free Activities on July 4th

July 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Morristown Green

Revolutionary Times 2017 is produced by the Morris County Tourism Bureau and Morristown National Historical Park, and is 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. Thank you to our sponsors for making July 4th activities free to the public. Thank you also to the Presbyterian Church of Morristown, The Hanover Township Landmark Commission, the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, the Trustees of the Morristown Green and Pat Sanftner of D.A.R.


10:00 AM:  Take a free guided tour of Morris County's oldest graveyard, the Whippany Burying Yard, and learn about the founding of Hanover, Morris County's oldest town.  Meet at the J&R Cigar parking lot at 301 Route 10 East, Whippany.  Presented by the Hanover Township Landmark Commission. Please call 973-631-5151 to register.

Whippany Burying Yard

Noon:  Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Morristown Green. Free. Costumed re-enactors.  Audience Participation.  Musical sing-a-long with Gordon Thomas Ward.  Musket salute. This event will move indoors to the Presbyterian Church at 57 East Park Place in case of rain.

Scenes from Rev Times 2016

1:00 PM:  Following the reading, the Presbyterian Church of Morristown will provide free guided tours of its Sanctuary and Revolutionary-era graveyard which is the burial place of over 140 Revolutionary War soldiers.  The cemetery is located behind the Church at 57 East Park Place. There is no fee for this tour.

Presbyterian ChurchMusket Salute

10 AM to 5:00 PM:  Visit Morristown National Historical Park - the Museum and the Ford Mansion - on July 4 for free in honor of the holiday.  The Jockey Hollow Visitor Center will also be open.  The park is also free on July 2 and 3.

The Ford Mansion   The Headquarters Museum