Bones and Stones: Who’s Buried at The Presbyterian Church In Morristown, Sunday October 27th 3:30 and 4:30
On Sunday October 27th step back in time to 1733 and get to know Morristown’s founding families, many of whom are buried in the graveyard behind the area’s first church. Learn about the history and architecture of the church and hear the stories of its early parishioners, including the Lindsleys, Fords, Kings and Vails. Plan to tread carefully through the wooded, sacred ground, resting place of 135 Revolutionary War soldiers.
The tours will last approximately one hour. The cost is $12 per person and pre-registration is required by calling 973-631-5151. The tours begin inside the church at 57 East Park Place, Morristown at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Ghost-busting equipment strongly encouraged.
Afterwards, plan to visit the Vail Mansion at 110 South Street at dusk for the third annual “Pumpkin Illumination” sponsored by Morris Arts. Artistically-carved pumpkins will be lit up by the reflective pond in front of the mansion as part of an annual community-wide Halloween celebration.
These events are being co-sponsored by the Morris County Tourism Bureau, Schuyler-Hamilton House/D.A.R., The Presbyterian Church in Morristown and Morris Arts.
Funding for this project was provided in part through the cooperative Marketing Grant Program of the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism