Frelinghuysen marks the Centennial of the National Park Service

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old!  

In addition  to some of the local sites mentioned below, the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service initiated the Find Your Park movement to encourage people to enjoy and support America's national parks.  For more information, visit here:  

New Jersey's 11th Congressional District:

Morristown National Historical Park 

New Jersey’s 11th district is fortunate to be the home of our nation’s oldest and most historic National Park, Morristown National Historical Park.  Working with the Park Service and the Washington Association, Congressman Frelinghuysen has been leading the effort to secure dollars for the Park and to help renovate the museum. For more information on Morristown National Historical Park, please visit:

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Located in West Orange, Thomas Edison National Historical Park includes Edison’s former home and laboratory.  The museum collection at the Park, the largest single body of Edison-related material, is estimated to number over 300,000 items, while the archives contain approximately five million documents.  

For more information, visit their webpage:  

The Crossroads of the American Revolution

Two hundred and thirty years ago New Jersey was at the crossroads of America's Revolutionary War. Today, there are nearly 300 sites in New Jersey with direct ties to the American Revolution. Among the landmarks are Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, Jockey Hollow, the Old Trenton Barracks, the Dey Mansion in Wayne, the Princeton, Monmouth, and Red Bank battlefields, and the Great Falls of the Passaic.  Congressman Frelinghuysen introduced H.R. 87, legislation to recognize the critical role our state played in the American Revolution.   This legislation was included in the National Heritage Areas Act of 2005, which was signed into law on October 12, 2006.  The Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area Act will raise the profile of New Jersey's historical importance.

For more information regarding the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, please visit

National Park Service Centennial Education Handout (03/29/1602:19 PMET )
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