Voted one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morristown, New Jersey is obviously doing something right. Morristown delivers the best of both worlds, showcasing over thirty historic sites within its border, yet maintaining an urban feel with chic outdoor bistros and unique shopping and theater options. Morristown has a town square reminiscent of old New England, with well-kept commercial buildings and churches of Greek and Victorian era architecture.
Just an hour from Manhattan, Morristown has an urban influence yet remains true to the preserved history of its past. Morristown National Historical Park was the first national historic park in America, and the surrounding area served as George Washington's military headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
Another prevalent landmark in Morristown is Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, devoted to late 18-, early 1900's farming and domestic life. Registered as a national historic site, visitors come from all over to watch demonstrations and simulations of farm life 100 years ago.
As with any historical town, museums abound from the Morris Museum to the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, featuring a farm and brick mansion. The U.S. Golf Association Museum and Archives, in nearby Clinton, has the world's largest collection of golf memorabilia.
Morristown offers the outdoor lover a host of options from biking and boating to swimming, fishing and hiking at the state parks and recreation areas surrounding the town. At Hacklebarney State Park, Black River Gorge offers a beautiful escape to nature all season long.
Morristown is located in the north/central part of the state, near Parsippany, and is accessible via I-80 and I-78 running from NYC west through Pennsylvania. Public transportation is available through NJ Transit and local commuter trains in and out of Manhattan.