New Jersey

Jockey Hollow

Students, scouts, and campers can explore the site of the Continental Army’s winter encampment of 1779-1780. Henry Wick was the largest landowner in Morristown, and his land served Washington’s men as they chopped down over 600 acres of trees for heat and shelter. The 18th-century Wick House is open to the public, and is furnished to portray how it served as headquarters for Washington’s generals during the war. Groups can also see an exact replica of a soldier’s hut, and artifacts in the visitor’s center. Visits can be combined with a trip to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion.
 
Contact Info
Address: Morristown National Historic Park, 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Morris County. Tel: 973-543-4030. Email: morr_interpretation@nps.gov. Website: www.nps.gov/morr. Hrs: Vary, see website. Same Day Booking.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2.5 hours. Cost: Free/Fee. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue