Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
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Morris County Tourism Bureau’s (MCTB) Revolutionary Times Event is a weekend program created for the general public to learn and enjoy the national holiday of Independence Day on July 4; a patriotic time when families have the day off to celebrate together.
Partnering with Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP), Morris County Tourism Bureau manages this very successful patriotic heritage weekend dedicated to raising awareness of the role that Morris County played in the Revolutionary War.
Revolutionary Times 2015 weekend, July 3rd through July 5th will include the following events:
• 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 3 (the official national holiday)
Free Lawn Concert at Washington’s Headquarters with music by the famous The Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks. Bring your chairs and blankets.
• 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4
Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Presbyterian Church on the Green in Morristown.
The festivities will begin with the singing of the National Anthem by Pat Sanftner and The Four Old Parts, along with audience warm-up activities led by the NPS ranger Eric Olsen. The Declaration of Independence will be read with great passion by MNPS ranger Tom Winslow, followed by the tolling of the bells and a musket salute outside on the historic Morristown Green. Free graveyard tours given by the Presbyterian Church members. There will also a commemoration of the start of Vietnam War with Gold Star Mothers on the green presented by Pat Sanftner. General George Washington visited the church in 1777 and the site boasts many connections to Morristown’s colonial past. This event will highlight the critical role that the Morristown area played in the Revolutionary War.
• 1:00 p. m. Saturday, July 4
Musket Salute performed outside on the historic Morristown Green, free graveyard tours and other family activities.
• Sunday, July 5
Ongoing events at local historic and cultural sites.
The Morristown National Historical Park is the anchor location for the Crossroads of the American Revolution Heritage Area and the nation’s first historical park. The Ford Mansion served as George Washington’s military headquarters during the harsh winter1779-1780. The museum features a number of exhibits showing furniture, weapons, documents and other objects from the 18th century.
The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to positively affect the economy of Morris County by promoting the area’s exceptional historic, cultural and recreational opportunities by providing services to residents, business travelers and tourists. Founded with the support of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders fifteen years ago, we are a 501-c 3 non-profit organization with 220+ members.
A special thanks to our sponsors for this weekend:
Lead Sponsor - Washington Association of New Jersey
And thanks to our Media Sponsors: