Morristown National H
Morristown has its place in American history and the Morristown National Historical Park celebrates and commemorates this fact. During the American Revolution, the area around Morristown served as the encampment for the Continental army and now serves as the location of the park. With four distinct areas to tour, residents of Morristown will gain a definitive sense of life during the colonial period. The four areas consist of the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense, Jockey Hollow, and the Museum. Each of these areas adds its own dimension to the time period and collectively they provide an in-depth retelling of a key part of American history.
The Simon Gallery
The Simon Gallery is the perfect spot to head to when you are interested in an artistic change of sorts. This gallery accomplishes this by offering visitors an eclectic selection of pieces and exhibits showcasing contemporary abstract art. While you may not always understand the artist's vision, you will certainly appreciate the appeal these works of art present. The Simon Gallery adds a cultural flair to Morristown, and the quality of the exhibits has resulted in the New York Times declaring the venue as a "near ideal gallery." In fact, the visual appeal of The Simon Gallery space makes it a popular gathering spot for local events.
The heart of Morristown is an area called ‰Û÷the green‰Ûª. This grassy (hence the name) downtown area is essentially a park, but it is one with history that dates back more than 200 years when the location served as the courthouse square. Today, it is a favorite gathering place for the community, offering a perfect place for a picnic or a pick-up game of flag football. The park is a terrific complement to the shops and restaurants found downtown. A notable feature is the largest statue of Thomas Paine ever created that dominates the area.