Jockey Hollow Cluster

Jockey Hollow Cluster

Inside the Wick House at Jockey Hollow - Photo by Daniel Chazin Inside the Wick House at Jockey Hollow - Photo by Daniel Chazin
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The Jockey Hollow Cluster of parks and hiking trails includes the site of the nation’s first national historical park where George Washington and 10,000 soldiers spent two winters.

It was to Jockey Hollow in January 1777 that George Washington brought his troops after their successful campaign against the Hessians at Trenton and the British at Princeton.  The natural fortifications of the hills and ready source of supplies gave the army a chance to rest and regroup before the summer's campaign.   The troops returned to Jockey Hollow during the winter of 1779-80, during...

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