Visiting Morris County
When visiting Morris County, New Jersey, you should take some time to visit some of the world class attractions, such as The Stickley Museum Craftsman Farms, Morristown National Historical Park and Revolutionary War sites. Conveniently located 25 miles West of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a nearby vacation with your family. The Baymont Inn & Suites in Pompton Plains, a hotel near Morris County, is the perfect place to stay while on your trip.
The Morris Museum offers art, science, theatre, and history – all under one roof! From the permanent collections of fine and decorative arts, to model railroad and dinosaur exhibits, you’ll need a full day to enjoy everything. Don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for unique items. Looking for a hotel close by that can offer you luxury accommodations when visiting the Morris Museum? The Baymont Inn & Suites is located nearby and has all of the amenities to make you feel right at home.
History buff? There are many revolutionary war sites to visit in Morris County NJ. One is the Ford Mansion, run by the National Park Service. This Georgian style home was built in the early 1770′s for Jacob Ford, Jr., an iron manufacturer, and his family. Mr. Ford served as a colonel in the Morris County Militia during the Revolutionary War. He died in January 1777 while 35 soldiers from Delaware were briefly quartered in the house. Later in December 1779, Mr. Ford’s widow, Theodosia, allowed General George Washington to use her home as his headquarters during the winter of 1779-1780. If you’re planning on an overnight stay while visiting the Ford Mansion, Baymont Inn & Suites is a hotel near Morris County and a perfect place to stay while enjoying a history lesson at The Ford Mansion.
Another attraction within the Morristown National Historical Park is the historic Wick House. The historic Wick House was built in1750. It served as military headquarters for Major General Arthur St. Clair during the 1779-80 Jockey Hollow Encampment of the Continental Army. The National Park Service restored the Wick House in 1934. It is furnished as an 18th-century farmhouse and throughout the day it is interpreted by staff members in period costumes. Eighteenth-century cooking and crafts demonstrations are offered at the Wick House on weekends. If you are visiting the Historic Wick House and would like to find Morris County NJ lodging, Baymont Inn & Suites is conveniently located to many interesting venues within Morris County.