History in Morristown NJ


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Although best known as the location of Gen. George Washington’s winter headquarters during the Revolutionary War, Morristown also offers many modern delights, including a friendly downtown with interesting shops, restaurants and entertainment.

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    City: Morris Plains
    77 Glenbrook Rd. Morris Plains, NJ 07950
    The Museum preserves Morris Plain's history by keeping a collection of artifacts, records and documents. Visiting guests can learn how Morris Plains has developed into the town it is today. Open:...
    City: New Vernon
    Millbrook & Village Rds. New Vernon, NJ 07976
    The circa 1800 Tunis-Ellicks House, building, historic gardens and museum collection welcomes visitors with a sense of daily life in a representative New Jersey farming community....
    Morris Museum
    City: Morristown
    6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown, NJ 07960
    One of New Jersey's oldest and most active arts and cultural institutions, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, family-oriented institution offering programs in the arts, science, history and...
    City: Morristown
    586 Tempe Wick Rd. Morristown, NJ 07960
    During the winter of 1779-80, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army returned to Morristown for their second winter encampment. ...
    City: Morristown
    586 Tempe Wick Rd. Morristown, NJ 07960
    The 1779-80 winter encampment site of the 12,000 plus members of the Continental Army. The site features replica huts used by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. ...
    City: Morristown
    5 Olyphant Pl. Morristown, NJ 07960
    1760 home of Dr. Jabez Campfield, Surgeon General to Gen. George Washington. John Cochran was a guest at the home. Alexander Hamilton courted Betsy Schuyler here in the winter of 1779-1780. The...
    Morristown National Historical Park
    City: Morristown
    30 Washington Pl. Morristown, NJ 07960
    America's first national historical park on 1,676 acres, including a three-mile tour road, 24 miles of hiking trails, a visitor center, 18th century farm and several reconstructed soldier huts....
    Historic Speedwell
    City: Morristown
    333 Speedwell Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
    Experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution. This National Historic Landmark site preserves the restored estate of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works....
    City: Morristown
    Burnham Pky. & Rt. 124 Morristown, NJ 07960
    At Burnham Park, Thomas Paine influenced the pre-American Revolution public's perspective on government through his writings.
    Acorn Hall
    City: Morristown
    68 Morris Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
    The Morris County Historical Society is an organization dedicated to preserving and providing awareness of the rich history of Morris County. The society is headquartered at Acorn Hall, an 1853...
    City: Whippany
    1 Railroad Plz. Whippany, NJ 07981
    The Whippany Railway Museum has been bringing to life the history of New Jersey's railroads to the public since 1985. Offering family entertainment for young and old alike. Weekly excursions and...
    City: Morristown
    45 Macculloch Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
    Macculloch Hall, a Federal-style mansion built by George Macculloch in 1810 and transformed into a museum in 1949 by W. Parsons Todd, features Todd’s impressive antiques collection, changing...