Morris County Tourism Bureau’s (MCTB) Revolutionary Times Event is a weekend program created for the general public to learn and enjoy the national holiday of Independence Day on July 4; a patriotic time when families have the day off to celebrate together.
Partnering with Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP), Morris County Tourism Bureau manages this very successful patriotic heritage weekend dedicated to raising awareness of the role that Morris County played in the Revolutionary War.
July 3rd Program
Morristown National Historical Park at Washington’s Headquarters
2: 00 p.m. Free Lawn Concert – Music by The Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks
Bring your chairs and blankets
Morristown National Historical Park is Free during Revolutionary Times Weekend
July 4th Program
Presbyterian Church in Morristown
11:00 a.m. Musical entertainment provided by the Four Old Parts
11:30 a.m. Crowd activities with Eric Olsen of the Morristown National Historical Park
Noon Welcome Remarks
• Carol Barkin, Program Coordinator, Morris County Tourism Bureau
• Leslie Bensley, Executive Director, Morris County Tourism Bureau
• Honorable Mayor Timothy P. Dougherty, Town of Morristown
• Pledge of Allegiance led by Eileen Cameron, President of the WANJ
• National Anthem led by Patricia Sanftner of the Morristown DAR
12:15 p.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Tom Winslow of MNHP
12:45 p.m. “Feu de Joie” musket firing by the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, Helms’ Company
1:00 p.m. Activities
• Arts and crafts in the center of the Morristown Green
• Musical entertainment by the Four Old Parts
• Free tours of the Presbyterian Church and colonial graveyard
1:30 p.m. Special ceremony at the Gold Star Mothers’ Tree on the Green honoring Veterans
2:00 p.m. Program concludes
Please patronize our friends from Kona Ice
July 5th Activities
68 Morris Avenue, Morristown. Open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fee: $3.00-$6.00
“The Petition: The Masonic Meeting of December 27, 1779” exhibit, plus 18th Century objects from the collection and guided walking tours to the Revolutionary-era Powder Mill site.
629 Mount Hope Road, Rockaway Township. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guides in period attire will lead tours. Park at the Tilcon parking lot. Fee: Free
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown.
Open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum Fee: $4.00-$6.00. The Lonely Heartstrings Bluegrass Band at 4:00 p.m. in the garden. Concert tickets: $10.00-$15.00
Morristown National Historical Park Washington’s Headquarters, Ford Mansion and Jockey Hollow Units
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: Free
Schuyler-Hamilton House (c. 1760)
5 Olyphant Place, Morristown.
Open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fee: $.50-$4.00
The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to positively affect the economy of Morris County by promoting the area’s exceptional historic, cultural and recreational opportunities by providing services to residents, business travelers and tourists. Founded with the support of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders fifteen years ago, we are a 501-c 3 non-profit organization with 220+ members.