Although best known as the location of Gen. George Washington’s winter headquarters during the Revolutionary War, Morristown also offers many modern delights, including a friendly downtown with interesting shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Morristown, New Jersey is a small town with a lot to do within walking distance of the Hyatt Hotel including a NJ Transit train station that connects you to Newark Liberty Airport and NYC’s Penn station.
The Green is a 200-year-old park in the middle of the active downtown. Dating back in the 18th century it was a courthouse square and it’s still a community gathering place for a break from the work day. Over fifty restaurants dot the downtown area with many of them encircling The Green.
Morristown National Historical Park is part of the region of NJ known as “The Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.” The park designates where Gen. George Washington and the brave but freezing and nearly starving Continental Army spent the winters of 1777-78 and the “cold hard winter” of 1779-80.
In addition to its historical sites, Morristown is rich in the arts. Arts and culture lovers should check out the Community Theater, which pulls global talent to its stage. And there’s the Morris Museum, home to the world-renowned Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of finely crafted, animated mechanical musical instruments and automata. The museum also houses the Bickford Theatre and presents award-winning performances for all ages.