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From history and modern art to culture and fantastic food, Morristown has so much to offer daytrippers. Morristown National Historical Park is a sprawling outdoor space with 27 miles of hiking trails, maintained by the National Parks Service. See the Revolutionary War Winter Encampment where Washington and his troops spent the coldest winter on record. Currently closed, but worth a future visit are Historic Speedwell, the Birthplace of the Telegraph, and the Schuyler-Hamilton house, where Hamilton fans know Alexander first met Eliza.

In neighboring Morris Township, step back in time at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, where docents in costume answer questions about life in the late 1800s. Then take a stroll through the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a 127-acre park filled with cherry trees, a fern garden and a marsh meadow garden.

The Smithsonian-affiliated Morris Museum has collections of rocks, unconventional instruments and American Indian artifacts and frequently runs exhibits of model trains or LEGO.

Wander through the center of downtown Morristown in “the Green,” a historical park and former military base. Visitors can take in a concert or show at the Mayo Performing Arts Center and grab a bite at the Committed Pig, a burger and pancake house serving up some of the best in American fare, or the Famished Frog, a craft beer bar with flatbread pizzas and wings or Inspiration Roll, a casual spot with poke bowls and ramen.

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