Visit four national historic landmarks in Morris County; Morristown National Historical Park, The Stickley Museum, Historic Speedwell and Villa Fontana.
Morris County, New Jersey is home to some of the most distinguished heritage attractions in the northeast and perhaps the entire USA. As the birthplace of the telegraph, force in the American craft movement and major contributor to the success of the Revolutionary War, Morris County boasts three-centuries of American history. Set among scenic country roads and quaint townships, these heritage assets create a string of pearls worthy of a visit.
Explore these American treasures on your visit to Morris County:
- Historic Speedwell, where Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated the electro-magnetic telegraph
- The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, home of Gustav Stickley, leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
- Morristown National Historical Park, which includes the Ford Mansion where General George Washington was headquartered for 200 days during the winter and spring of 1780
- Villa Fontana, built in 1866, was the former home of 19th century political cartoonist and creator of Santa Claus, Thomas Nast