Museums/ Monuments

Take a journey into the past with a number of famous historical sites in the surrounding area.  Buff up on your knowledge at the Morristown Visitors Bureau, or stroll the beautiful Morristown National Historical Park, where you can see Jockey Hollow and The Ford Mansion and Museum, formerly George Washington's Headquarters.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm – This 200-acre working farm depicts life during the 19th century. Participate in a butter churning demonstration. Watch costumed characters go about the era's daily chores. Make sure you stop in the Gothic revival mansion.

Address: 73 Kahdena Road Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 326-7645 -- 631-5343 (groups)
Hours: Open April thru June, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and July thru October, Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm. School Programs available Wednesday through Friday, late morning and early afternoon. Closed November through March

Historic Speedwell – We have this spot to thank as the catalyst for our modern day communications. The telegraph was invented here. Tour the factory where it all began. Walk around what was formerly the site of the Speedwell Ironworks, owned by the Vail family. Learn how cast iron was forged during the 19th century. Step inside the Vail Homestead and look through several restored rooms.
Address: 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 285-6550
Hours of Operation:April-June: Wednesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Closed Sundays; July-October: Wednesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Historic Speedwell will be open Sundays throughout the season for special events. Last tour begins at 3:30pm

New York City Museums – No one can claim there aren't enough museums in New York City. Begin with the best known and work your way down to the more obscure ones like the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Wind your way from top to bottom in the corkscrew-shaped Guggenheim. Gain a better understanding of what early man's life was like at the Museum of Natural History. Examine the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See how chaotic entrance into the United States could be in the 19th century and early 20th century at the Ellis Island Museum.

Schulyer Hamilton House – Dating back to 1760, this house is most famous for being the as the place Alexander Hamilton met and proposed to his wife, Betsy. Tour this house and see its history unfold before you.
Address: 5 Olyphant Place  Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 267-4039
The house is open to the public Sundays 2 to 4 P.M. and by appointment.

Washington's Headquarters – Located within the Morristown National Historic Park, the area proved to be an important hub between the east and the west, and north and south roadways. Find out why the town's residents asked General Washington set up his post and troops here. Walk around the fort that Washington's army built in preparation for a British attack. Peek inside the private office where Washington made crucial decisions and drafted correspondence. Jockey Hollow located at the Morristown Historical National Park was a popular camp ground for General Washington's army. It was used by portions of the Continental Army for a total of 24 months during the American Revolution.
Address: 30 Washington Place, Morristown.
Hours: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
(973) 539-2016 x210

Morris Museum - Dedicated to the performing and visual arts. The Museum offers special events for all ages and all interests. Education has been an intrinsic part of the museum's focus from art, science to theater and history. Museums New York recently named the Morris Museum a Top Ten USA.
Address: 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960;
Tel: (973) 971-3700
The Morris Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Sunday, 1 to 5 P.M., Thursday, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. It is closed Major Holidays. Admission: adults, $6.00, children and seniors, $4.00. Admission is free on Thursdays from 1 to 8 P.M.

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