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Our national historic landmarks!

Morris County, New Jersey is home to some of the most distinguished historic attractions in the northeast and perhaps the entire USA.  We are the birthplace of the telegraph, a force in the American arts and crafts movement and a major contributor to the success of the American Revolutionary War!  Morris County boasts three-centuries of American history that are set among scenic country roads and quaint townships which create a string of pearls that is worthy of a visit.

So explore these American treasures on your visit to Morris County:

  • Historic Speedwell – Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated the electro-magnetic telegraph

    Historic Speedwell

  • The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms – home of Gustav Stickley, leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement

    Living Room at Craftsman Farm

    Fort Nonsense – Morristown National Historical Park

  • Morristown National Historical Park –  includes the Ford Mansion where General George Washington  & Alexander Hamilton were headquartered for 200 days during the winter and spring of 1780
  • Villa Fontana (private residence)- built in 1866, was the former home of  political cartoonist and creator of Santa Claus, Thomas Nast

    Villa Fontana

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]