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Morristown NJ - Washington Really Did Sleep Here!

An August 2000 trip to Morristown by Cheryl

Quote: Morristown NJ is rich in history and located in one of the most beautiful areas of New Jersey.

Morristown NJ - Washington Really Did Sleep Here!

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Overview

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Morris County is know as the 'Military Capital of the American Revolution.' Here General George Washington's Army camped during two winters of the Revolutionary Waand Benedict Arnold was tried for treason. It was here that Samuel Morse perfected the telegraph. By the 1880's, New York City millionaires discovered Morristown and rumors have it that in the 19th century Morristown had more millionaires in one square mile than anywhere else in the country. The Morristown National Historical Park contains many wonderful artifacts and information regarding the important events of the American Revolution that took place in Morristown.Quick Tips: Any child studying the American Revolution wil...Read More

Ten Square

Restaurant

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The menu is filled with gourmet delicacies. If you are in the mood for a steak and potato meal, this is not the place. Each dish is prepared with creativity and finesse. They do not slather rich sauces over everything. The dining room is painted a light cream and this calm is accented by soft lighting. The back wall has two murals, one a Roman scene and another floral piece. Enjoy a drink before your meal at the bar. The service was wonderful. They were friendly and attentive without actually hovering. They have a full wine list with a nice selection to fit any budget. Make sure you save room for dessert as they will make your mouth water with their wonderful selection. This is defin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Ten Square
8 Schuyler Place
Morristown, New Jersey
(973) 538-9666

Fort Nonsense National Historic Park

Attraction | "Fort Nonsense"

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This shows the humorous side of history. In 1777 General Washington commanded his troops to dig trenches and construct large raised embankments. This was done because the crest of the hill overlooked the town and would give them a strategic advantage. The earthworks became known as 'Fort Nonsense' because as legend has it, Washington had the soldiers contruct this not for strategic purposes, but to give them something to do. This is a great place for kids to stretch their legs and run. Not very exciting, but what a great story.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Fort Nonsense National Historic Park
Western Avenue and Ann Street
Morristown, New Jersey
(908) 766-8215

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This self guided tour is wonderful. You get a really good idea of what it was like to live on a farm 100 years ago. Special events and demonstrations held every weekend include plantings, growing, and harvesting crops using horses and vintage equipment. Be sure to see the milking demonstration held in the afternoon. Special programs include sheep shearing, carriage driving, and carpentry demonstrations. If you visit in the spring time you may be lucky enough to see some of the baby animals born on the farm.

This leaves a great impression on kids who are reluctant to do their chores. Somehow things seem much easier when they see how everything used to be done.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, New Jersey

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This magnificant Georgian style mansion was built in the late 1700's. Mrs. Jacob Ford Jr., a young widow and her four children resided in this grand home. Through the hospitality of Mrs. Ford, General Washington resided in this home for the winter of 1779-1780. This home became General Washington's military headquarters during that time. The Ford family lived out of 2 rooms while General Washington and his staff remained in the home. In addition to General Washington, there were also his Aides-de-Camp and a number of servants.This mansion is not only a wonderful example of period architecture, it also allows you to imagine yourself as a part of America's history. Young and old alike can rela...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park
230 Morris Avenue
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
(973) 539-2016

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Cheryl

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Fort Johnson, New York

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