Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018

National Park hosts its largest special event of the year,  April 21 and 22, 2018

 Free Admission

Jockey Hollow will come to life on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 as re-enactors from across the Northeast arrive for the park’s Grand Encampment.  The special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War.  It’s an event full of activities for the whole family.

photo of Revolutionary War Reenactors firing weapons

Revolutionary War Reenactors

Highlights for the weekend include demonstrations in camp of cooking, sewing, and other camp chores, military maneuvers and musket firing, and a special “children’s muster,” where children can learn to drill and march like Revolutionary soldiers.

On Saturday, April 21, in partnership with the Washington Association of New Jersey, the park will premiere the film “Historical Morristown,” produced by Morristown High School juniors Katie Rosa and Kylee Strasser.

The event opens at 11 am each morning and concludes at 4 pm each afternoon.

photo of Revolutionary War encampment

Revolutionary War encampment

 

The Schedule:

Saturday, April 21st

11 am:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

11:30 am:  Film Premiere:  Washington Association of New Jersey Film Project: Historical Morristown. Created by Morristown High School juniors Katie Rosa and Kylee Strasser through the guidance of Morristown High School faculty member Michael Butler.

1 pm:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

1:30 pm:  Children’s Drill

3 pm:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

3:30 pm:  Children’s Drill

4 pm:  Regimental Assembly Retreat for the Evening

5 pm:  Walking Tour of Fort Hill

photo of Revolutionary era cooking demonstration by two female reenactors

Revolutionary Times cooking demonstration

Sunday, April 22
10 am:  Hike to the Huts with the Soldiers

1 pm:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

1:30 pm:  Children’s Drill

3 pm:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

3:30 pm:  Children’s Drill

4 pm:  Regimental Assembly Retreat for the Evening

All activities are free and take place at Jockey Hollow.  The GPS Address is 580- 600 Tempe Wick Road Morristown, NJ 07980.  For more information call 973-539-2016 x-210 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM AT WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS:

On Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m., there will be a special first-person presentation, Martha Washington and Oney Judge, in Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.

Oney Judge was an enslaved woman who worked for President and Lady Washington and escaped to her freedom. The program is a joint program with the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House.

For further information on Martha Washington and Oney Judge, contact Jude Pfister at: [email protected], or 973-539-2016 x 204. Admission is free.