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