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Morris County Historical Sites at New Jersey

Morris County Sites

Tempe Wick Rd, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960
973-326-7631
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Historic Landmarks in New Jersey

From Morristown National Historic Park, home of George Washington's Headquarters, to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Jockey Hollow, New Jersey offers history buffs and nature lovers plenty of interesting attractions to enjoy. Step back into history with a tour and self-guided explorations at important local landmarks or get out for hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing on our abundant trails and pristine natural areas located near Morristown.

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Hours -

The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk. Jockey Hollow is open daily from 9am-5pm.

Prices -

Free
Before you go

Things to do in Jockey Hollow

Jockey Hollow offers visitors a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy. The park features scenic nature trails for hiking, biking, bird watching, and winter skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of ranger-led interpretive programs, the historic Wick House and fun children’s activities.

What to bring to the Great Swamp and tour information

There are no regularly scheduled tours offered at the park, but the Friends of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge offer tours by appointment. Call 908-647-2508 for more information. When you do visit, be sure to wear waterproof or old shoes, insect repellant and protective clothing to repel the swamp’s abundant mosquitoes, ticks and deer flies.

FAQs

  • What is the historical significance of Jockey Hollow?

    Jockey Hollow was the winter encampment site for George Washington’s Continental Army troops from October 1779 to June 1780.
  • What caused the Great Swamp’s land to be dedicated as a refuge?

    The Port Authority of NJ and NY were planning to build a major regional airport in the area. Many high-profile residents opposed the airport, so they formed an association to prevent it and protect the area as a national wildlife refuge instead.

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