Yesterday kicked off National Parks Fee-Free Week. All 392 National Parks in the U.S. are free to the public until Sunday, April 25. Are you thinking that this isn’t relevant to Baristaville? I did too, until I checked out the list of parks and learned that we have two in New Jersey that are less than 30 minutes away: Edison National Historic Site and Morristown National Historic Park.
Thomas Edison National Historic Site offers lots to do and learn with the family. Visit Glenmont Estate, and see where Edison lived, walk the grounds, listen to a cell phone tour, and children can earn their Junior Ranger badge. Friends who recently visited with their 6-year-old enjoyed it, but suggest taking kids a bit older.
Morristown National Historic Park offers our revolutionary past and facts about the events, people, places, and things in historic Morristown. Kids can also earn a Junior Ranger badge. In additon to the fee-free week, today the park offers Revolutionary Times Weekend.
Thomas Edison National Historic Site
211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052
Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm.
Morristown National Historic Park
located along interstate 287–follow the signs that will take you to the left for Washington’s Headquarters.
Washington Headquarters Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
JockeyHollow Visitor Center–Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wick House–Daily from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.