Morristown

Villa Fontana, the home of editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast

Morristown is in Morris County, New Jersey.

Get in

There is a small Morristown airport, but it services private jets only.

Car is a good bet and generally the parking isn't especially miserable though on-street parking is often metered. Navigating the green can be a bit of a headache at times and depending on where you want to go, but it's nothing to lose sleep over. A range of exits off of highway 287 allow quick and easy access to different parts of the city.

The Morristown train station is generally well serviced by NJ Transit, where one can commute between New York City Penn Station in about an hour. http://www.njtransit.com/

Get around

Most places in the heart of the city (the green) are easily accessible by walking. If you arrive by train you'll probably have to call for a taxi for going anywhere beyond the immediate area. Walking will serve you well otherwise. You can call ahead for a taxi 973-539-2500 or for a car service

Parking can be tricky:

The Morristown Parking Authority manages more than 3,200 public parking spaces. For day rates and permit information call +1 973 539-4810

The Headquarters Plaza Parking Lot has more than 2000 spaces available and can be accessible from the streets as indicated on the map. The lot is managed by Central Parking System.

The Epstein's Parking Lots are available for public parking. The three lots are accessible as indicated on the map.

See

Main entrance of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Do

Some trees in the Arboretum

Morristown National Historical Park

For two critical winters of the American Revolution, 1777 and 1779–80, General George Washington chose the Morristown, New Jersey area as the main Continental Army's winter encampment. Because of its strategic location, the area continually served as the military capital throughout the war. During the 1779-1780 Jockey Hollow encampment, over 10,000 soldiers endured the war's most severe winter.

Morristown National Historical Park was established in 1933 to preserve and commemorate the story of the Continental Army struggling to survive during the American Revolution. The park consists of four non-contiguous units including the Washington's Headquarters unit, Fort Nonsense, Jockey Hollow, and the New Jersey Brigade area. The park features two original structures, Washington's Headquarters at the Ford Mansion and the Wick House in Jockey Hollow.

The Community Theatre, 100 South Street.

Clearview Headquarters 10, 72 Speedwell Avenue, +1 973-470-CLVW.

Comedy at Calaloo - Comedy at The Calaloo Cafe every Saturday evening. Doors open at 8:30, show runs from 9-10:30PM

Morristown Events Page - http://www.morristown-nj.org/todo.html

Buy

Mount Kemble Home

The Green is the central hot shot of shopping in Morristown. Century 21, a store that features designer clothing at low prices, (Carrie was shopping at one of the NY locations in an episode of Sex and the City) is currently the most popular large shopping center. However, there are many kitschy stores in the area.

Eat

There is an abundance of restaurants in Morristown serving pretty much every taste. Also, like most every other New Jersey city, has a diner which is open 24 hours a day. Near the train station the diner is nothing special among diners, but offers pretty good food at a good price and once again, as it is its main appeal, is open 24 hours a day.

Drink

Morristown Train Station

No lack of alcohol in Morristown as most restaurants themselves feature bars.

When bars close at 2AM there is a heavy police presence and they take dwi and drunken fights very seriously. Behave yourself and you will have no problems.

Other nightlife spots worth checking out in Morristown include Tashmoo, The Dark Horse, The Funky Monkey, The Grasshopper, and The Muse.

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Morristown

White Plains Parsippany  N  S  Basking Ridge Bridgewater
Peekskill Parsippany  N  S  Bernardsville Bridgewater
Dover Parsippany  W  E  Summit New York City/Hoboken


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