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National Historic Landmark Tour

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visit America’s first national historical park, opened in 1933.  Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the two winter encampments of General George Washington and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  There are two sections of the park you’ll want to visit:  the Ford Mansion and Headquarters Museum located at in Morristown, and the Jockey Hollow Visitors Center located five miles south to see the Visitors Center, the Wick farmhouse and herb garden, and the Soldiers Huts.  Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Read more at nps.gov/morr

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Enjoy lunch at either George and Martha’s Restaurant in Morristown or at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge to stay with the Colonial-era mood.  The Olde Mill Inn’s Grain House Restaurant is located inside a barn that stored flour, meal and feed for the Continental Army beginning in 1777.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visit the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, a large log house and surrounding acres that was the home of Gustav Stickley, a leading figure in the American Arts & Crafts movement from 1900 to 1915.  He was best known for his design of plain, honest “mission” oak furniture.  Open Thursday to Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Read more at stickleymuseum.org

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

National landmark Historic Speedwell in Morristown consists of eight buildings of exhibits that capture life during the American Industrial Revolution.  The machinery for the first trans-Atlantic steamship, the S.S. Savannah, was developed here, and Alfred Vail and Samuel F.B. Morse perfected the first electromagnetic telegraph in the factory building.  Days and hours change seasonally, so call ahead.  Read more at speedwell.org

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