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Shaping America since 1739

Butler Museum

Established in 1976, the museum is located in the historic 1889 NYS&W Railroad Station. Among the collections are military items and uniforms, American Hard Rubber Industry ar…Read More

Established in 1976, the museum is located in the historic 1889 NYS&W Railroad Station. Among the collections are military items and uniforms, American Hard Rubber Industry artifacts, Butler H.S. yearbooks from 1918, old newspapers on microfilm, a major postcard collection and Statue of Liberty artifacts. Call ahead for hours.

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Canal Society of New Jersey

The Canal Society of New Jersey is a non-profit organization formed in 1969 to foster the study of the history of New Jersey's two towpath canals. Members help preserve and r…Read More

The Canal Society of New Jersey is a non-profit organization formed in 1969 to foster the study of the history of New Jersey's two towpath canals. Members help preserve and restore canal remains and artifacts, educate the public in this history and provide enjoyment to its members by visiting canals and other historic sites. Sign up to receive their newsletters and view the website for programming. Canal Days at Waterloo and Waterloo Heritage Days are popular programs offered to the public throughout the year.

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Cooper Gristmill

The nearby Black River provided the power to mill flour as early as the 1760s. In 1826 Nathan Cooper built this gristmill with its water wheel, power shafts, gears and 2,000-p…Read More

The nearby Black River provided the power to mill flour as early as the 1760s. In 1826 Nathan Cooper built this gristmill with its water wheel, power shafts, gears and 2,000-pound millstone. Costumed interpreters tell the history of the mill.

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Dover Area Historical Society

The Society protects, preserves and recognizes the historic artifacts, buildings, districts and locales within the town of Dover. It maintains a museum, a living center for di…Read More

The Society protects, preserves and recognizes the historic artifacts, buildings, districts and locales within the town of Dover. It maintains a museum, a living center for displays, meetings and research, and reaches out to all with educational and entertaining presentations of the rich history of the Dover Area. Visit the website to see their programs and open house schedule. Visit by appointment also.

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Florham at Fairleigh Dickinson University

The story of Florham, a gilded age mansion now the centerpiece at Florham campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, began over 110 years ago. In 1887 heiress Florence Vanderbi…Read More

The story of Florham, a gilded age mansion now the centerpiece at Florham campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, began over 110 years ago. In 1887 heiress Florence Vanderbilt and her husband Hamilton McKeon Twombly, desiring a country estate, came to quiet Morris County.

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Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, bought this former Colonial-era farm property in the mid-1800s and built the impressive Gothic Revival home, The Willows…Read More

General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, bought this former Colonial-era farm property in the mid-1800s and built the impressive Gothic Revival home, The Willows. Charles Foster purchased the farm in 1881, changing its name to Fosterfields, and it was here that his daughter, Caroline Foster, lived 98 of her 102 years. As she wished, Fosterfields today offers an incomparable opportunity to experience Morris County's agricultural heritage, providing through its living history programs and tours, a fascinating look at agrarian life in the late Victorian era. The Willows at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

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Historic Speedwell

Discover the "Birthplace of the Telegraph" and Morristown's special place in the Industrial Revolution. This 7.5-acre site is comprised of eight historic structures. Among the…Read More

Discover the "Birthplace of the Telegraph" and Morristown's special place in the Industrial Revolution. This 7.5-acre site is comprised of eight historic structures. Among these are the home of Stephen Vail, the proprietor of the Speedwell Ironworks, restored to the period of 1844-1864, and the Factory Building where Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail first publicly demonstrated the telegraph. This is one of four Morris County National Historic Landmarks. Historic Speedwell

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Jefferson Museum

Jefferson Township Museum: The George Chamberlain House

The Jefferson Township Museum is located in the George Chamberlain House, built in the 1870s for Amos Chamberlain, a resident of Milton Village, for his son George and his wif…Read More

The Jefferson Township Museum is located in the George Chamberlain House, built in the 1870s for Amos Chamberlain, a resident of Milton Village, for his son George and his wife Ruth Elizabeth Speaker. The museum is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe is open to the public during museum hours. The museum is open the first Sunday of every month March to December from 1 to 4 p.m.

Jefferson Museum

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Livingston-Benedict House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and protected from development by an easement held by the New Jersey Historic Trust, this house was occupied by Governor Wil…Read More

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and protected from development by an easement held by the New Jersey Historic Trust, this house was occupied by Governor William Livingston and his family during the Revolutionary War, and has been owned by members of the Benedict family since 1857.

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens

This 20-room Federal-style mansion was built in 1810 by George Macculloch, the father of the Morris Canal. The museum's ten period rooms showcase fine 18th and 19th century fu…Read More

This 20-room Federal-style mansion was built in 1810 by George Macculloch, the father of the Morris Canal. The museum's ten period rooms showcase fine 18th and 19th century furnishings while two galleries offer changing exhibits. The museum is renowned for its collection of original prints and drawings by Thomas Nast, the famous 19th century political cartoonist who once lived across the avenue. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens

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Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

Acorn Hall was built as a private residence in 1853 in the Victorian Italianate Villa style, complete with an unusual octagonal tower. Now a house museum, it is decorated with…Read More

Acorn Hall was built as a private residence in 1853 in the Victorian Italianate Villa style, complete with an unusual octagonal tower. Now a house museum, it is decorated with original furnishings, carpeting and wall coverings. The museum hosts changing exhibits on local history or nineteenth century life, a Victorian garden, and a gift shop called the Oak Leaf. Home to the Morris County Historical Society. The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

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Morris Plains Museum

Through permanent and changing exhibits the Museum preserves the town’s history with a collection of artifacts, records and documents relating to the development of the commun…Read More

Through permanent and changing exhibits the Museum preserves the town’s history with a collection of artifacts, records and documents relating to the development of the community and some of its famous former residents, including artist Homer Davenport. The museum is open the first, second and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.

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The Morristown Green

The official conservators of the 1715 Morristown Green, the Trustees provide for its maintenance and capital improvements, and oversee events that take place on the Green. His…Read More

The official conservators of the 1715 Morristown Green, the Trustees provide for its maintenance and capital improvements, and oversee events that take place on the Green. Historic signage on the Green tells the story of the importance of the space to Morris County’s development. Morristown Green

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Morristown National Historical Park

The National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects and maintains the landscapes, structures, features, archeological resources and collection…Read More

The National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects and maintains the landscapes, structures, features, archeological resources and collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown National Historical Park

The National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park is pleased to announce that it will begin its seven-day-a-week, summer hours of operation on July 1, 2016.

Both the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and Jockey Hollow Visitor Center buildings will be open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The Ford Mansion also will be open daily with tours at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Tickets for Ford Mansion tours must be obtained in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.

The grounds of all park areas will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

On August 31, 2015, the park will resume its regular Wednesday through Sunday operating schedule.

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Mount Hope Historical Park

Mining at Mount Hope had begun as early as 1710, making it one of the oldest mining areas in Colonial America. For the next 270 years, mines at Mount Hope and throughout Rocka…Read More

Mining at Mount Hope had begun as early as 1710, making it one of the oldest mining areas in Colonial America. For the next 270 years, mines at Mount Hope and throughout Rockaway Township were worked almost continuously, with the last mine operating until 1978.

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Mount Tabor Historical Society at The Richardson History House

The Mount Tabor Historical Society preserves the history of Mount Tabor, established in 1869 as one of the first Methodist summer camp meetings in New Jersey, which has evolve…Read More

The Mount Tabor Historical Society preserves the history of Mount Tabor, established in 1869 as one of the first Methodist summer camp meetings in New Jersey, which has evolved into a neighborhood of permanent, fanciful Victorian residences and buildings. The Mount Tabor Historic District is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Society shares their historic community as well as the Mount Tabor Camp Meeting Museum housed in the 1873 Richardson History House. Visitors are invited to travel back to another era and see what it was like to spend a summer, camp meeting style. The Society sponsors a self-guided house tour in Mount Tabor every year on the last Saturday in September. The Museum is open the second Sunday of the month from 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Park near the post office at 26 Simpson Avenue and walk up the path to the Museum on Trinity Park.

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Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Explore 18th and 19th century American history with a focus on New Jersey craftsmen and artisans. This Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building was formerly a library, a gift…Read More

Explore 18th and 19th century American history with a focus on New Jersey craftsmen and artisans. This Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building was formerly a library, a gift to the people of Madison from wealthy financier D. Willis James in 1900. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts


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North Jersey American Revolution Round Table

The North Jersey American Revolution Round Table seeks to promote awareness of the pivotal role of the Garden State in the struggle for American independence. It presents lect…Read More

The North Jersey American Revolution Round Table seeks to promote awareness of the pivotal role of the Garden State in the struggle for American independence. It presents lectures on the military and governmental aspects of the American Revolution and organizes trips to areas of historical interest. Monthly lectures on the second Thursday of every month are held in the auditorium at Morristown National Historical Park in the Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.

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North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

The Morristown & Morris Township Library is home to the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center, a research department with over 60,000 books, maps, microfilm archival and man…Read More

The Morristown & Morris Township Library is home to the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center, a research department with over 60,000 books, maps, microfilm archival and manuscript collections relating to New Jersey. The library also houses an exhibition gallery with rotating exhibits culled from the library's extensive local history archives.

Hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat. 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Call for summer hours

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Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill

The Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill was built circa 1750 by Philip Weise, one of the original settlers and expanded in the late 1800s. The site is currently being restor…Read More

The Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill was built circa 1750 by Philip Weise, one of the original settlers and expanded in the late 1800s. The site is currently being restored by the Washington Township Land Trust and is part of the German Valley Historic District. The mill is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.

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Ralston Cider Mill

This former gristmill, built in 1848, was transformed into a cider mill distillery in 1910. Closed in 1938, the mill and original equipment were restored and opened to the pu…Read More

This former gristmill, built in 1848, was transformed into a cider mill distillery in 1910. Closed in 1938, the mill and original equipment were restored and opened to the public in 2008 to present the Morris County history of hard cider, peach brandy, applejack and bootleg Jersey Lightning. Ralston Cider Mill

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Schuyler-Hamilton House

Schuyler-Hamilton House is the Colonial-era home of Dr. Jabez Campfield. It was used by General Washington's personal physician, Dr. John Cochran during the winter encampment…Read More

Schuyler-Hamilton House is the Colonial-era home of Dr. Jabez Campfield. It was used by General Washington's personal physician, Dr. John Cochran during the winter encampment of 1779-80. Washington’s aide, Colonel Alexander Hamilton, courted house guest Betsy Schuyler here. Schuyler-Hamilton House

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The Seeing Eye

The Seeing Eye is the oldest existing guide dog school in the world. Its mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of blind people through the use o…Read More

The Seeing Eye is the oldest existing guide dog school in the world. Its mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs. Established in 1929 and located to Morris County in 1931. The Seeing Eye

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The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the 1911 estate of noted designer, Gustav Stickley, who is internationally known for his multiple roles as lifestyle designer, philo…Read More

This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the 1911 estate of noted designer, Gustav Stickley, who is internationally known for his multiple roles as lifestyle designer, philosopher, publisher, social critic, and leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. This is one of four National Historic Landmarks in Morris County. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

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Whippany Burying Yard

The Whippany Burying Yard on Route 10, established in 1718, is the oldest cemetery in northern New Jersey. There are eleven revolutionary soldiers, some soldiers who fought in…Read More

The Whippany Burying Yard on Route 10, established in 1718, is the oldest cemetery in northern New Jersey. There are eleven revolutionary soldiers, some soldiers who fought in the Civil War and people from prominent families in what was the original Hanover Township. Among the citizens buried there are Colonel Joseph Tuttle, commander of the Morris County Militia, and Abraham Kitchel, an early settler, and both original judges of Morris County. The burying yard has been recognized on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and was established as a “Township Designated Landmark Site.”

One of the main duties of the Hanover Landmark Commission is to restore and/or repair gravestones, an ongoing job. Other activities include the placing of plaques on significant sites and buildings (9 at present), the producing of a brochure which illustrates a tour of the burying yard, displaying changing exhibits in the Municipal Building showcasing important organizations and/or activities in Hanover Township, and conducting seminars to educate the children and adults of Hanover Township. Two seminars have already taken place with a third upcoming to celebrate the Tercentennial of the local Iron Forge.

Download the Whippany Burying Yard self-guided walking tour

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Whippany Railway Museum

Through its displays of vintage trains and railroad memorabilia, Morris County's and New Jersey's railroad history comes alive. Sign up for a special holiday train excursion.…Read More

Through its displays of vintage trains and railroad memorabilia, Morris County's and New Jersey's railroad history comes alive. Sign up for a special holiday train excursion. Whippany Railway Museum


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