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Morris County & Morristown– Discover the Character

Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.

The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.


Posted 2015



101 Things to Do In Morris County New Jersey


Top 10 of the Month

Programs, Exhibits & Events


Fireworks in Morris County

Revolutionary Times

Summer Historical Walking Tours



Maple Sugaring

The maple sugaring season is underway.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham



Stop In for a Bite

Known as the “Best deli this side of the Hudson.”

Morristown Deli, Morristown



The Perfect Getaway

Greek Revival architecture, sweeping staircase, and a beautiful setting.

The Neighbour House, Long Valley



Sun or Snow

Personal service when planning your trip to the perfect destination.

Taylored Travel, Morristown



Take a Stroll on the Green

The Morristown Green is on the National Register of Historic Places and is beautiful in every season.

The Trustees of the Morristown Green


Learn Something New

Learn about community outreach programs and volunteer opportunities.

Morristown Memorial Hospital



Winter’s Day on the Farm

Take a tractor-pulled wagon ride and help the farmers with their winter chores.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township



Sweets for your Sweetie!

You'll find shelves of luscious handmade chocolates.

Enjou Chocolat, Morristown

973-993-9090 / 800-305-2853


Black Maria Film and Video Festival

Short films and videos selected from over 700 entries.



Admire Art!

Exhibitions feature the work of emerging and established artists.

Simon Gallery, Morristown



Treat Your Honey

Come for dinner and stay the night at the inn where history meets elegance.

The Bernards Inn





Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

The largest family-oriented St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Jersey.

South Street, Morristown


Continue the Party!

Visit a traditional Irish pub, or as everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, one of our celebrating restaurants.

40 North Restaurants, which include –

Black Horse Tavern & Pub, Mendham
Piattino, Mendham
The Office in Morristown
George and Martha's in Morristown

Charlie Brown, Chatham,
Charlie Brown, Denville,
Dublin Pub, Morristown, 973-538-1999,
Grasshopper off the Green, Morristown, 973-285-5150,
Rod's Steak and Seafood Grill, Convent Station


Artrider Spring Craftshow

Come and experience the display of contemporary work from a

130+ artists and craftspeople from across the country.

Season Opening: Lee’s Marina

Visit Lee’s Marina for boat launching, slip rentals, mooring, and beach storage.
Lee’s Marina, Mt. Arlington


Horseback Riding

Public trail rides in beautiful Loantaka.

Seaton Hackney Stables, Morristown



Maple Sugar Festival

Enjoy hikes, tapping trees, games, maple syrup snow cones, crafts, syrup taste tests, and more.
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham Township


Shakespeare, Anyone?

New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison



Great Conversations

Bringing the art of conversation to life, enjoy dinner with celebrated hosts.

Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown





Family Easter Egg Hunt

Meet the bunny, collect some eggs, and have fun.



Tackle the Trail 5K & 1-Mile Dog/Fitness Walk

Participate in a 5K run or 1-mile dog/fitness walk on a course of grass, gravel, and natural trail surfaces.

Central Park of Morris County, Parsippany



Earth Day Celebration

This family-friendly event includes animal shows, interactive displays, crafts, hikes and canoe rides.

Sunrise Lake, Morris Township



Easter Bunny Express

The Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to the Whippany Rail Museum aboard the "Easter Bunny Express”.

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany



Hayrides to Bunnyland

Bunnyland is a happy place on the farm in the spring.

Wightman’s Farms, Morristown



Masterwork Chorus Concert

Experience famous musical works interpreted by the Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra.

Drew University, Madison



Morris Open Skating Competition

Watch outstanding figure skating in Morris County.

Mennen Arena, Morris Township



NJ Daffodil Society Show

A room filled with ribbon-winning daffodils.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township




Downtown Morristown Restaurant Week

Prix fix menus and special promotions at over 45 restaurants 

Morristown Partnership, Morristown




Born to be Shorn

Watch the hand shearing of sheep and try spinning and weaving.

Cooper Gristmill, Chester Township



Superhero Half Marathon and Relay

Wear your costume to this annual half marathon and relay road race to create a fun and unique event.  Sunday after Mother’s Day.Ginty Field, Morris Township862-345-6266


Pets on Vacation

The perfect place for your pet to spend a vacation while you enjoy your time away.

The Morris Animal Inn, Morristown



Think Mom

A “make your own”, do-it-yourself, glass art studio specializing in fused, kiln-formed glass.

Glassworks Studio, Morristown



Trout Season!

Visit the largest lake in New Jersey, for fishing, boating, swimming and dining.

Bridge Marina



Annual Plant Sale

The largest annual plant sale in the area with plant experts on hand to guide your selection.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township



Celebrate the Arts

This free event celebrates local artists and their work.

Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown



May Family Day

A family event to celebrate spring.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains



Visit Willow Hall

The newest local addition to the National Register of Historic Places is now open.

Willow Hall, Morristown



Shrine Circus

The circus comes to town with juggling clowns and animals.

Mennen Arena, Morris Township



Buy NJ Fresh!

Visit the farmers markets in various communities and enjoy the local bounty in summer and fall.





Wedding Gifts and More

This shop will meet all your needs for hostess gifts, jewelry and Christmas in July.

The Golden Pineapple, Morristown



Think Dad

Treat dad to a fabulous meal at one of Morris County’s legendary restaurants.

Rod’s Steak and Seafood Grille, Morristown



Civil War Encampment

The 2nd New Jersey Brigade re-enacts the trials and tribulations of camp life during the War Between the States.

Historic Speedwell, Morristown



Giralda Art & Music Festival

Enjoy a picnic dinner and the spectacular sounds of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Madison’s Giralda Farms.

Arts Council of the Morris Area



Bonsai Society Show

A show highlighting the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in pots.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township



National Trails Day Celebration

Hikes, talks and activities on the history and natural beauty of the area.

Morris Trails Partnership and Morris County Park Commission.



Summer Family Day

Celebrate the summer with a variety of family activities.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains




Revolutionary Times

American Revolution-related special events including period music and military re-enactments.



Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Cheer along with rangers and re-enactors as they denounce tyranny and praise liberty on July 4.

Morristown Green



Family Fun Day and Ice Cream Social

A celebration of summer for the whole family.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison



Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings

Come sing with other music lovers!

College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station



Military Timeline Living History

View the changes over time on and off the battlefields.

Cooper Gristmill, Chester



Old Fashioned Fun Day

Family fun at Acorn Hall including tours for children, games on the lawn and dress up.

Acorn Hall, Morristown



Food for the Fourth

Enjoy a casual lunch or dinner in a casual patriotic atmosphere.

George and Martha’s American Grille, Morristown



Summer Camp for a Day

Offers a variety of activities for children to do during the month.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison




National Night Out

Learn about crime and drug prevention with free food, ice skating, and giveaways.

Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township



Summer Festival of Baroque Music

A week-long celebration of Baroque music.

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Madison/Morristown



Enjoy the day! Stay the night!

High-style Victorian décor, relaxing porches, nearby recreation and fine dining.

The Whistling Swan Inn, Stanhope



A Night with a Star or Two

Comedy, dance, music and more in a renovated historic venue. Programs all year.

MPAC, Morristown



Old World Elegance

Dine inside or out for lunch or dinner at this classic French restaurant where you are treated like royalty.

The Grand Café, Morristown



Jazz and Blues Festival

A free all day concert on the Morristown Green.





Historical Walking Tours

A series of fall walking tours showcasing many historical aspects of Morris County.

Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown


Gran Fondo NJ

A mass participation cycling event with a weekend of activities.

Marty’s Reliable Cycle, PACE Racing and Hyatt Morristown




Fall Harvest Family Day

This traditional harvest celebration features hayrides and pumpkin painting.

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains



Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch

Visit the farm and enjoy the petting zoo, pick a pumpkin and take a hay ride.

Alstede Farms, Chester




Meet a Monarch Festival

Learn about these fabulous butterflies and their miraculous journeys.

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Boonton



Mount Tabor House Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Victorian cottages set on a hillside.

Mount Tabor Historical Society, Mount Tabor



1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival

Join the festivities with horse drawn wagon rides, farm animals and more at an old-fashioned country fair.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township



Schooley’s Mountain Dog and Sussex Hills Kennel Club Dog Shows

More than 100 animals will be in attendance during two weekends.

Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township



New Exhibit Opens!

Each September a new exhibit opens in the main gallery.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens, Morristown







Historical Walking Tours

A series of fall walking tours showcasing many historical aspects of Morris County.

Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown



Morristown Festival on the Green

Outdoor street fair with exhibits entertainment and more.

Morristown Partnership, Morristown



Lenape Day

Learn about the life of New Jersey’s first residents.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham




Halloween Happenings

Special programs include graveyard tours, the pumpkin illumination, cider and ghost stories.




Spooky Stuff and More!

Continental American cuisine in a historic setting.

The Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge



“Jersey Lightning”

Learn about the once thriving cider and applejack industry in New Jersey.

Ralston Cider Mill, Mendham


Bottle Hill Day

The community comes together for entertainment and family fun.

Downtown Development Corporation, Madison



A Miller’s Halloween

Come in costume, create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, play games and enjoy a spooky story.

Cooper Gristmill, Chester



Morristown Craftmarket

One of the nation’s longest running, upscale craft shows.

National Guard Armory, Morristown



Pumpkin Festival

Come and ride the train in celebration of fall.

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany




Thanksgiving Harvest Home

Learn how the Fosters and Woods families celebrated in the early 20th century.Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township 973-326-7645


Squares and Contras for All

Take pleasure in an evening of folk music and square or contra dancing.

The Folk Project/Swingin’ Tern

973-335-9489/ 973-295-6864


Need a Ride?

The right car for any holiday or occasion.

Enslins Taxi & Limo



Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green

Festive decorations, Santa and activities from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Morristown Partnership, Morristown




For a History Lover

Visit local gift shops, including the Morris County Tourism Bureau, for historically themed holiday gifts.



Gingerbread Wonderland

View the artistry of the gingerbread houses created by groups and individuals.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township


A Country Christmas

Learn how the Fosters came to celebrate Christmas.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township



Holiday Open House and Trunk Show

Enjoy the season as the Stickley family did.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains



Holly Days in Morris County

Special holiday programming including the Walking Tour of Windows decorating contest and heritage sites decorated for Christmas.

Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown



Cider & Song with The Masterwork Chorus

Enjoy a cup of cheer and listen to the sounds of the season.

Hyatt Morristown



Messiah Sing

The traditional holiday performance that will take your breath away.

The Masterwork Chorus, Chatham



Santa Claus Special

Enjoy the holidays with a special train ride with jolly ol’ Santa Nick.

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany




Winter Solstice Celebration

Take a hike in the brisk air of winter and celebrate the Solstice.

Lewis Morris Park, Morris Township



Snowball Classic

Join in celebrating “Winter Wonderland” with a wonderful ice skating show.

Mennen Arena, Morris Township




First Night Morris

Morristown celebrates New Year’s Eve with entertainment and fireworks.