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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 2014

 

 

101 Things to Do In Morris County New Jersey

 

Top 10 of the Month


Programs, Exhibits & Events


 

1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival

Bottoms Up at Acorn Hall

Fosterfields Paranormal Evenings

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Fall Horticulture Happenings

Lincoln and Lee’s Ladies Historic Fashion Show

Macculloch Hall Historical House Tours

MCTB Fall Tour Series

MPAC August & September Schedule

 

 

JANUARY

Maple Sugaring

The maple sugaring season is underway.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham

973-635-6629

morrisparks.net

 

Stop In for a Bite

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

Morristown Deli, Morristown

973-267-3766

morristowndeli.com

 

The Perfect Getaway

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

The Neighbour House, Long Valley

908-876-3519

neighbourhouse.com

 

Sun or Snow

Personal service when planning your trip to the perfect destination.

Taylored Travel, Morristown

973-455-1987

 

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

themorristowngreen.org

 

Learn Something New

Learn about community outreach programs and volunteer opportunities.

Morristown Memorial Hospital

973-971-5000

atlantichealth.org

FEBRUARY

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

973-326-7645

morrisparks.net

 

Sweets for your Sweetie!

You'll find shelves of luscious handmade chocolates.

Enjou Chocolat, Morristown

973-993-9090 / 800-305-2853

enjouchocolat.com

 

Black Maria Film and Video Festival

Short films and videos selected from over 700 entries.

201-200-2043

blackmariafilmfestival.org

 

Admire Art!

Exhibitions feature the work of emerging and established artists.

Simon Gallery, Morristown

973-538-5456

simongallery.com

 

Treat Your Honey

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

The Bernards Inn

908-766-0002/888-766-0002

bernardsinn.com

 

 

MARCH

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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

South Street, Morristown

paradeday.com

 

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, dublinpubmorristown.com
Grasshopper off the Green, Morristown, 973-285-5150, grasshopperoffthegreen.com
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.

artrider.com

 
Season Opening: Lee’s Marina

Visit Lee’s Marina for boat launching, slip rentals, mooring, and beach storage.
Lee’s Marina, Mt. Arlington
973-398-5199
morrisparks.net

 

Horseback Riding

Public trail rides in beautiful Loantaka.

Seaton Hackney Stables, Morristown

973-644-3355

seatonhackney.com

 

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
973-635-6629

morrisparks.net

 

Shakespeare, Anyone?

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

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

973-408-5600

shakespearenj.org

 

Great Conversations

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

Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown

973-285-5115

morrisarts.org

 

APRIL

 

Family Easter Egg Hunt

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

Chester

ilovechester.com

 

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

973-326-7616

morrisparks.net

 

Earth Day Celebration

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

Sunrise Lake, Morris Township

973-635-6629

morrisparks.net

 

Easter Bunny Express

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

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany

973-887-8177

whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

 

Hayrides to Bunnyland

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

Wightman’s Farms, Morristown

973-425-9819

wightmansfarms.com

 

Masterwork Chorus Concert

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

Drew University, Madison

973-455-7008

masterwork.org

 

Morris Open Skating Competition

Watch outstanding figure skating in Morris County.

Mennen Arena, Morris Township

973-326-7651

morrisparks.net

 

NJ Daffodil Society Show

A room filled with ribbon-winning daffodils.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township

973-326-7600

morrisparks.net

 

 

Downtown Morristown Restaurant Week

Prix fix menus and special promotions at over 45 restaurants 

Morristown Partnership, Morristown

973-455-1133

morristown-nj.org

 

MAY

Born to be Shorn

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

Cooper Gristmill, Chester Township

908-879-5463

morrisparks.net

 

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

superheroracing.com

 

Pets on Vacation

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

The Morris Animal Inn, Morristown

973-539-0377

morrisanimalinn.com

 

Think Mom

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

Glassworks Studio, Morristown

973-656-0800

umakeglass.com

 

Trout Season!

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

Bridge Marina

973-663-1976

Bridgemarinainc.com

 

Annual Plant Sale

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

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township

973-326-7603

morrisparks.net

 

Celebrate the Arts

This free event celebrates local artists and their work.

Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown

973-285-5115

morrisarts.org

 

May Family Day

A family event to celebrate spring.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

973-540-0311

stickleymuseum.org

 

Visit Willow Hall

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

Willow Hall, Morristown

973-532-9830

passaicriver.org

 

Shrine Circus

The circus comes to town with juggling clowns and animals.

Mennen Arena, Morris Township

973-326-7651

morrisparks.net

 

Buy NJ Fresh!

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

973-631-5151

morristourism.org

 

 

JUNE

Wedding Gifts and More

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

The Golden Pineapple, Morristown

973-267-0400

shop14pine.com

 

Think Dad

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

Rod’s Steak and Seafood Grille, Morristown

973-539-6666

rodssteak.com

 

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

973.326.6550

morrisparks.net

 

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

973-285-5115

morrisarts.org

 

Bonsai Society Show

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

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township

973-326-7600

morrisparks.net

 

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.

973-326-7604

morrisparks.net

 

Summer Family Day

Celebrate the summer with a variety of family activities.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

973-540-0311

stickleymuseum.org

 

JULY

Revolutionary Times

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

973-539-2016

morristourism.org

 

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

973-539-2016

nps.gov/morr

 

Family Fun Day and Ice Cream Social

A celebration of summer for the whole family.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison

973-377-2982

metc.org

 

Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings

Come sing with other music lovers!

College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station

973-455-7008

masterwork.org

 

Military Timeline Living History

View the changes over time on and off the battlefields.

Cooper Gristmill, Chester

908-879-5463

morrisparks.net

 

Old Fashioned Fun Day

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

Acorn Hall, Morristown

973-267-3465

acornhall.org

 

Food for the Fourth

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

George and Martha’s American Grille, Morristown

973-267-4700

georgeandmarthas.com

 

Summer Camp for a Day

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

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison

973-377-2982

metc.org

 

AUGUST

National Night Out

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

Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township

973-326-7651

morrisparks.net

 

Summer Festival of Baroque Music

A week-long celebration of Baroque music.

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Madison/Morristown

973-366-8922

baroqueorchestra.org

 

Enjoy the day! Stay the night!

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

The Whistling Swan Inn, Stanhope

973-347-6369/888-507-2337

whistlingswaninn.com

 

A Night with a Star or Two

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

MPAC, Morristown

973-539-8008

mayoarts.org

 

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

973-540-9444

thegrandcafe.com

 

Jazz and Blues Festival

A free all day concert on the Morristown Green.

townofmorristown.org

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Historical Walking Tours

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

Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown

973-631-5151

morristourism.org

 
Gran Fondo NJ

A mass participation cycling event with a weekend of activities.

Marty’s Reliable Cycle, PACE Racing and Hyatt Morristown

Morristown

973-538-7773
granfondonj.com

 

Fall Harvest Family Day

This traditional harvest celebration features hayrides and pumpkin painting.

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

973-540-0311

stickleymuseum.org

 

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch

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

Alstede Farms, Chester

908-879-7189

alstedefarms.com

 

 

Meet a Monarch Festival

Learn about these fabulous butterflies and their miraculous journeys.

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Boonton

973-334-3130

morrisparks.net

 

Mount Tabor House Tour

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

Mount Tabor Historical Society, Mount Tabor

973-586-1564

mounttabornj.org/HouseTour.htm

 

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

973-326-7645

morrisparks.net

 

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

973-326-7651

morrisparks.net

 

New Exhibit Opens!

Each September a new exhibit opens in the main gallery.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens, Morristown

973-538-2404

maccullochhall.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Historical Walking Tours

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

Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown

973-631-5151

morristourism.org

 

Morristown Festival on the Green

Outdoor street fair with exhibits entertainment and more.

Morristown Partnership, Morristown

973-455-1133

morristown-nj.org

 

Lenape Day

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

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham

973-635-6629

morrisparks.net

 

 

Halloween Happenings

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

Morristown

973-631-5151

morristourism.org

 

Spooky Stuff and More!

Continental American cuisine in a historic setting.

The Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge

908-221-1150

oldemillinn.com

 

“Jersey Lightning”

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

Ralston Cider Mill, Mendham

ralstoncidermill.org

 

Bottle Hill Day

The community comes together for entertainment and family fun.

Downtown Development Corporation, Madison

973-593-8496

ilovemadison.org

 

A Miller’s Halloween

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

Cooper Gristmill, Chester

908-879-5463

morrisparks.net

 

Morristown Craftmarket

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

National Guard Armory, Morristown

973-442-2840

morristowncraftmarket.org

 

Pumpkin Festival

Come and ride the train in celebration of fall.

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany

973-887-8177

whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

 

NOVEMBER

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
morrisparks.net

 

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

folkproject.org

 

Need a Ride?

The right car for any holiday or occasion.

Enslins Taxi & Limo

973-267-0500

eplustaxi.com

 

Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green

Festive decorations, Santa and activities from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Morristown Partnership, Morristown

973-455-1133

morristown-nj.org

 

DECEMBER

For a History Lover

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

973-631-5151

morristourism.org

 

Gingerbread Wonderland

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

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township

973-326-7603

morrisparks.net

A Country Christmas

Learn how the Fosters came to celebrate Christmas.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township

973-326-7645

morrisparks.net

 

Holiday Open House and Trunk Show

Enjoy the season as the Stickley family did.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

973-540-0311

stickleymuseum.org

 

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

973-631-5151

morristourism.org

 

Cider & Song with The Masterwork Chorus

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

Hyatt Morristown

973-455-7008

masterwork.org

 

Messiah Sing

The traditional holiday performance that will take your breath away.

The Masterwork Chorus, Chatham

973-455-7008

masterwork.org

 

Santa Claus Special

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

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany

973-887-8177

whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

 

 

Winter Solstice Celebration

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

Lewis Morris Park, Morris Township

973-635-6629

morrisparks.net

 

Snowball Classic

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

Mennen Arena, Morris Township

973-326-7651

morrisparks.net

 

 

First Night Morris

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

Morristown

973-455-0708

firstnightmorris.com