July 4th Festivities at Morristown National Historical Park

Morristown National Historical Park‘s (NHP) July 4th activities begin at noon on the park’s Washington’s Headquarters grounds, 30 Washington Place, with a “Warm-Up for the Declaration.”


Warm-Up for the Declaration   12 noon 
Ford Mansion Grounds
Stories, riddles, jokes and an inspection of the troops are just part of the warm-up activities prior to our reading of the Declaration of Independence. Join in the fun as a costumed park ranger entertains the crowd and gives a “kids level” explanation of the Declaration.

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence   1 PM
Ford Mansion Grounds

Celebrate the Fourth of July the way our ancestors did, with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Cheer along with costumed park rangers as they denounce tyranny and praise liberty!


Visitors are asked to bring water to drink and a chair or a blanket to sit on the ground, and are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather including wearing a hat and sunscreen. Due to limited parking, guests are encouraged to carpool or walk to the event.


There is no admission fee on July 4th.

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