Washington Association of NJ

30 Washington Place * Morristown * NJ 07960

The Washington Association of New Jersey is one of the oldest historic preservation organizations in the country. The WANJ’s mission is to preserve and maintain the Jacob Ford Mansion, known as Washington’s Headquarters. General George Washington and the Continental Army struggled to survive the bitter winter of 1779-80 during the Revolutionary War. This led them to camp out across Morristown. The rest is history.

The Ford family donated some of the furniture used by Washington at the mansion. Over the years, the Association acquired an extraordinary collection of books, documents, paintings, prints, maps and other artifacts.

Of Special Note:

  • Founded in 1874

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]