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Morris County and Morristown New Jersey offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, corporate meeting spaces, cultural venues and things to do. 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 Morris County has to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location to experience a diverse vacation with your family and friends.

 

 

Posted 4/2015


 

Spring Historical Walking Tours– 2015

 

Book Early to Reserve Your Space!

 

 

The Morris County Tourism Bureau (MCTB) welcomes you to join Experience the rich history Morris County has to offer with a knowledgeable guide. Tours are offered on various weekends May to October. All tours begin at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $15 - $20 depending upon the program length. Please pre-register and pre-pay online at morristourism.org. For additional information call 973-631-5151.

 

The Schuyler Hamilton Love Story

During the Revolutionary War, a young and dashing Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s aide-de-camp at the Ford Mansion, spent Hear the romantic tale of their courtship from members of the D.A.R., the conservators of the c. 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House.

Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Schuyler-Hamilton House, Five Olyphant Place, Morristown. Tour size is limited to 25.

 

The Many Monuments of Morristown

Morris County residents have participated in all of the wars involving America. Take a short walk around Morristown visiting the monuments that have been built to honor our local servicemen. You’ve probably walked or driven by them without knowing their significance, so now is your chance to hear about why they were built and to whom they were dedicated.

Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m. Meet in the center of the Morristown Green. Tour size is limited to 30.

 

The Seeing Eye Tour led by Jim & Ginger Kutsch

North America’s first guide dog training school, The Seeing Eye, was founded in 1929 by Morris Frank. During this tour you’ll learn about the history of The Seeing Eye, walk the streets where the dogs train, and see how Seeing Eye dogs respond to their owners. The tour begins at the in-town training center and ends at the statue of Morris Frank and his dog, Buddy, for a photo op. Jim and Ginger Kutsch will lead this tour. Jim serves as the president and CEO of The Seeing Eye; Ginger is a volunteer with the organization.

Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Meet at 14 Maple Avenue between Market and DeHart Streets, Morristown. Tour size is limited to 30.

 

The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Creation of Morristown National Historical Park

In 1933 America’s first National Historical Park was created to be built at Morristown to preserve and interpret the two winter encampments Among the projects of the Civilian Conservation Corps was the building of our local national park. Young men camped nearby and built the park, restored the buildings and constructed the John Russell Pope Headquarters Museum. A park ranger will display Pope’s architectural plans and models, discuss the CCC and lead a unique tour of the park.

Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Meet in the foyer of the museum building. Includes free admission to the park for the day. Tour size is limited to 30. $20 per person.

 

Trial of Antoine LeBlanc; Triple Murderer

Learn all about Morristown’s most famous murder trial as you sit in the actual courtroom where Antoine LeBlanc was tried in 1833 for the The triple murder shocked the entire state and resulted in LeBlanc’s execution by hanging on the Morristown Green. The story is told by the Honorable Kenneth C. MacKenzie, retired Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey and local historian. This popular lecture will only be offered once this year.

Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Tourism Bureau, 6 Court Street, Morristown.