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.

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

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 lbensley@morristourism.org