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How's this for an impressive slogan to be associated with: "the military capital of the American Revolution". That's what they call Morristown, an historic settlement in New Jersey which played an absolutely key role in the American struggle for independence. As you might expect, history is everywhere. In fact, history is the main reason why so many people visit, although the natural and unspoiled beauty of the surrounding area – the swathes of green, and lush forested areas – is quite a draw too.

Things to see

The biggest attraction here, quite literally, is Morristown National Historical Park. This is a whole world in itself, a place where you can find sublime relaxation among the meadows and trees, or take a ride back to the days of the American War of Independence, depending on what you're in the mood for. It's here that you can visit the Ford Mansion, the Georgian-style stately home which once served as George Washington's headquarters during the darkest days of the war. Meanwhile, the area of the park known as Jock Hollow sprawls for a whopping 1,500 acres, making it a paradise for hikers and cyclists. You can also see the exact site where Washington's troops camped during the harsh winter of 1779. There are precise replicas of the living quarters of those soldiers, and even the park ranger wears period garb. If you're still hungry for history – and Morristown will give you quite an appetite for it – the Morris Museum is another must-visit. It's a treasure trove of everything from opulent rocks and minerals to model trains and musical instruments. Not to mention some masterpieces of American landscape art, many depicting New Jersey itself.

Hotels in Morristown

Perhaps surprisingly, given the relatively low key nature of the region, especially when compared to other places in New Jersey, there are some rather lavish hotels in Morristown. Many feature huge, airy lobbies with glittering chandeliers, vast windows, and elaborate plants dappled by the natural light. You can also expect to find tranquil, flower-filled gardens, ideal for sitting back and sipping cocktails in. Of course, there are a fair few more modest hotels too, although most will come with a good range of amenities including air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, and WiFi access in guestrooms.

Where to stay

While the hotels in Morristown are fewer in number than what you'd find in larger more cosmopolitan cities, there's still a good smattering to choose from. They are dotted around a fairly wide area, so it's worth taking a good look at the map online to check which particular nook will suit you most. It's also worth bearing in mind that there's a wider range of accommodation to be find just north of Morristown itself, in neighboring locals such as Hanover and Whippany.

How to get to Morristown

When it comes to getting to Morristown, you'll find that the most convenient gateway for air travel is Newark Liberty International Airport, which caters to a good range of domestic and overseas flights. It's only a short car or bus ride from Morristown itself, and Newark is well worth seeing during your stay in New Jersey. There are also very reliable and regular train services between Morristown and Newark, while the local buses will make it a doddle to get around the Morristown area itself.

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