The Morristown Green

Park Place * Morristown * NJ 07960

The Morristown Green has been the heart and soul of Morristown since it began appearing on maps in 1715. Over the course of its fascinating 300-year-history, The Green has been a military parade ground, a jail, a public execution ground and common pasture land, but today it is best known as a favorite gathering place for Morristown residents and visitors.

Several statues along the park depict Morristown’s historical importance. One features George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette meeting to discuss the French tall ships King Louis XVI of France sent to support the fight for independence. Another serves as a memorial to the Civil War. A third shows a man with a guide dog, since the town is the headquarters of The Seeing Eye.

Of Special Note:

  • The park is privately owned and operated by the Trustees of the Morristown Green
  • This became Washington’s first encampment in the winter of 1777, when he stayed at Arnold’s Tavern (on what is now North Park Street)

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]