Sample Morristown Historical Walking Tours:
Hauntings & Hikes Fall Walking Tour Series
Each fall the Morris County Tourism Bureau hosts a series of Fall Walking Tours. Here are a few samples.
Remains to Be Seen
Morristown’s 300 years of death and dying are revealed by local historian with an evening lantern tour of the National Historic District.
Starting with the graves at St. Peter’s churchyard we will recount the lives of the bones and stones that may be at rest. Buried at the church are Alfred Vail, inventor of the telegraph and George Macculloch and his wife Louisa. Macculloch created the Morris Canal connecting the Delaware and Hudson Rivers across New Jersey.
The lantern walk will then enter the historic neighborhood. The grand homes include the Thomas Nast house, a National Landmark, the Kedge, Edgewood, Goodrest, Evergreens, and the Potts mansion, ending at Macculloch Hall where visitors are never alone with five generations of family members still continue to enjoy their home after 140 years!
Real Bones, Old Stones: the Presbyterian Graveyard
Local historian will walk you through the graveyard behind the Presbyterian Church revealing the history of Morristown. Some of the graves reflect the rich and famous of the Morris area such as Estey, Condict, Lindsley, Ford and Doughty. Other graves are more tragic. During the Revolution, soldiers dying of smallpox at the church which doubled as a hospital were buried in unmarked graves. The bones are below, the aged stones are above, and we will share their story with walking tour visitors.