Morristown National Historical Park: Wick House

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The Henry Wick House is part of the Jockey Hollow unit of Morristown National Historical Park. Jockey Hollow was the winter encampment site for George Washington’s army during the brutal winter of 1779-1780.


The Wick House is just behind the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. I asked at the desk if there were tours and the ranger had a volunteer, dressed in Colonial costume, take me up to the house to show me around.


The volunteer was-well versed in the history of the park. She told me Henry Wick was a wealthy farmer who moved his family to Morristown  from Hampton, Long Island. He built the farm house on 1400 acres which made…

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