Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Part of  the Morris County Tourism Bureau’s Historical Programs for Fall 2016

Ford Family Grave

Ford Family Grave

Does the Ford Mansion, which was Gen. George Washington’s Morristown headquarters in 1780, have ghosts that still carry around Revolutionary War secrets?

The Morris County Tourism Bureau  welcomes you to find out this Saturday morning during their fall historical program, “Ghostly Revelations at the Ford Mansion.” 

The mansion recently underwent a paranormal study by Gordon Ward, an investigator of ghosts and hauntings and an author on the topic.  The program scheduled on Saturday at 10 a.m. will include new photos, audio recordings, developing theories, and information collected from Ward’s study of the Ford Mansion

The mansion served as Washington’s home for 200 days in 1780 and the Ford family’s home for three generations.Tourism

After the study’s results are presented, participants will be allowed to tour the Ford Mansion with park rangers and also spend the day at Morristown National Historical Park.

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Washington’s HQ-Ford Mansion

Participants will meet in the auditorium of the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.  Cost is $15 per person and includes free park admission for the day.  Free parking is available in two lots adjacent to the park and also along Washington Place.

Please pre-register and pre-pay online at morristourism.org. You also can drop you payment off to the Tourism Bureau at 6 Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960. The office is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 each.

For additional information or to pre-register call 973-631-5151.There is limited availability, so please book early. Walk-ins are accepted if there is still room on Saturday.

The presentation will last approximately one hour, with access to the entire National Historial Park for the rest of the day .

The Fall 2016 historical programs from the Morris County Tourism Bureau are being generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market of Morristown and the Morris Township Turkey Trot to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County and the Interfaith Food Pantry.