Each of Morris County's municipalities has something to offer the heritage tourist. There are many highlighting the county’s Revolutionary War-era past, its rich contributions to early Industrial America, the Gilded Age and its emergence in the 20th century as a cradle of innovation in the pharmaceutical & telecommunications industries. Home to America’s first national historical park, dedicated to preserving the history of General George Washington and the Continental Army who camped locally in the winters of 1777 and 1779-80.
Since the turn of the century, the character of industry in Morris County has changed from iron mining and manufacturing to research, pharmaceuticals and communications. In the same fashion, the character of the land itself has changed from agricultural to residential. Beautiful homes and gardens predominate, both in housing developments, many of them located on the estates of former millionaires, to small country estates.
Today, Morris County is a fast-growing county in the tri-state area and combines unsurpassed natural beauty and charming suburban living with proximity to great metropolitan areas. New Jersey's seventh largest county now boasts notable museums, outstanding forums for the arts, exquisite gardens, parks and outdoor recreation, multimillion-dollar shopping centers and exceptional air, rail and bus transportation services that serve thousands of commuters daily. From such humble origins, this great county arose. We invite you to explore our beloved area where the past beckons, the music flourishes, the food is award-winning and the scenery and festivals are spectacular! Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast or a lover of the arts, come experience the Great Weekend Getaway destination known as Morris County!