Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Morristown National Historical Park

A good friend of mine had her bachelorette party this past weekend in Morristown, New Jersey. Well, if you know me, I seek out a National Park anywhere I go, and happily to my surprise, Morristown National Historical Park was in Morristown, New Jersey, yay!! This park is the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. I only had time to go to the Jockey Hollow area, but we really enjoyed our pit stop there. There was a an old farm present on the grounds, rangers dressed on period costume, and some nice trails. Hubby and I went on a little 2 mile hike to move our legs after being in the car for 4 hours. Here are some pictures for you!!

The Wick Farm

We took the Soldier Hut Trail

These little purple flowers where all over.

These flower were also all over the place.

Bug like creature.

Wild lettuce of some sort.

What the woods looked like in the area.

Apparently, a large number of Irish men served in the Continental Army.

Replica Soldier Huts

The hearths are the only original structure to the huts.

Hubby and the hut.

There were wild green onions growing all over the place.

A look at the orchard.

The well

The Jockey Hollow area has several trail options available. Check out the website for the park. There is also a museum that we unfortunately didn't have the time to visit. Overall, we had a nice little visit!!