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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 7/2014


 

2014 Fall Historical Tour Series

 

Sunday, October 26th

3:00pm

4:15pm (SOLD OUT)

 

Bones and Stones:Who's Buried at the Presbyterian Church?

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 and resting place of 135 Revolutionary War soldiers. Ghost-busting equipment strongly encouraged. The tours are led by Carol Barkin, docent with the Morris County Tourism Bureau, and a member of the Morristown Historic Preservation Commission. Limited walking.

Tour starts inside the church at 57 E. Park Place, Morristown.

After the tours on Sunday, October 26th plan to visit the Vail Mansion at 110 South Street at dusk for the fifth annual “Pumpkin Illumination” sponsored by Morris Arts.  Artistically-carved pumpkins will be lit up by the reflective pool in front of the mansion at 6:15 p.m. preceded by an art workshop from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Book Early to Reserve Your Space!

These popular Fall Historic Tours sell out quickly.  We suggest that you reserve and pay early. Except for the Trial of the Century: Antoine LeBlanc lecture, the tour size is limited to 30 participants.  Tours last approximately one hour. 

 

Tickets are $15 each. Please mail your pre-payment to MCTB, 6 Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960 to hold your reservation.  Tours may also be booked and paid for online below.   The office is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you have questions or need to reschedule a tour.

 

CLICK HERE for a parking map of downtown Morristown.



Thank you to TravelHost, Century 21 Department Store and Robert Lloyd Coutts & Sons, Insurors for sponsoring our 2014 Fall tours.

 

 

 

Robert Lloyd Coutts & Sons   

                                       Insurors since 1930