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Summer Walking Tours & Programs From the Tourism Bureau

Summer Tours and Programs: Saturdays from July 22 to August 12

July 22, 2017 10:00 am - August 12, 2017 10:00 am
Morris County Tourism Bureau

We welcome you to join us again for our annual walking tour and lecture series. Experience the rich history that Morris County has to offer with a knowledgeable guide.  Summer programs will be held on successive Saturday mornings at 10am during July and August. Tickets are $15.00. 

Please pre-register and pre-pay online at the links below, or call the office at 973-631-5151.

Alexander Hamilton & Eliza Schuyler:  A Match Made in Morristown Walking Tour-Saturdays July 22, August 5 and 12 at 10 a.m.

                                                                                   

This unique walking tour will cover a mile through Morristown visiting sites associated with Alexander Hamilton’s stay here in 1777 and 1779-80.  Serving as General George Washington’s aide-de-camp, Hamilton thrived as a trusted advisor to the General. 

Your guide will be Patricia Sanftner.  Ms. Sanftner is a member of the local D.A.R., the conservators of the Schuyler-Hamilton House (c. 1760).  You will learn about the life and loves of Hamilton and how he met his wife in Morristown. 

The tour will be given four times: Saturdays, July 15 and 22, August 5 and 12 at 10:00 a.m.  The tour begins in the center of the Morristown Green, Park Place, at the stone bench.  Park at nearby garages or metered parking spaces around the Green.

Purchase tickets online for July 22***Click Here                      limited tickets available for July 22

Purchase tickets online for August 5***Click Here                   limited tickets available for August 5

Purchase tickets online for August 12***Click Here                 limited tickets available for August 12

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Curator’s Presentation:  Spotlight on Alexander & Eliza Hamilton-Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.

Visit Morristown National Historical Park for this special program given by Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources.  While the park displays and interprets the events of two winter encampments by the Continental Army, its archives span the years 15,000 B.C. to the 20th century and include 500,000 objects, many of which have never, and never will be, on display to the public. 

This special program will highlight items in the collection that directly relate to Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler, e.g. their sofa, a lock of her hair.  As a bonus, Dr. Pfister will be presenting a few astonishing objects associated with World War I, in commemoration of the centennial of America’s April 1917 entry into the Great War.

Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.  Free parking is available in two parking lots adjacent to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.  Day of program only: MNHP phone number is 973-539-2016.

Purchase tickets online for the July 29 Curator's Presentation***Click Here

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