Morristown is famously known as the Capital of The American Revolution. History buffs and knowledge seekers flock into town every year to learn more about the American Revolution and the key players in the war. Chances are, if you’re making your way to Morristown, you have a desire to learn more about American history. If that is the case, here are some of the best historical spots in Morristown.
Morristown National Historical Park – Washington Headquarters and Museum
The Morristown National Historical Park is a rich historical museum and home to some of the most important American Revolution sites. This includes the New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site, Jockey Hollow, Fort Nonsense, and the Ford Mansion (Gen. George Washington’s Headquarters). Visitors can take guided tours, watch re-enactments of historic battles, and more.
The Morris Museum is one of New Jersey’s oldest arts and culture institutions. The museum offers visitors a range of art, theater, history, science, and film programs. One of the standout exhibits in the museum is the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata, and the exhibit includes over 750 artifacts.
Acorn Hall: Morris County Historical Society
Acorn Hall is an 1853 Victorian Italianate mansion and home to the Morris County Historical Society. Acorn Hall got its name from the 200-year-old oak tree situated next to the building. The mansion serves as a museum with rotating exhibits that document the rich history of Morristown and Morris County.
Located right in the center of Morristown, Morristown Green has served many purposes over the years. It was once used as a military base, a militia training ground, a site for public executions, and more. There are maps located on the Green for visitors to explore the historical area.
Spending your day learning about American history can leave one feeling rather tired and hungry; why not pop into one of Morristown’s exquisite restaurants?