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Eight “Not to be Missed” Morris County Holiday Events with a Historic Twist

The most wonderful time of the year is here for Morris County families and friends.  With Covid on the wane, many of our local historical and cultural sites are welcoming visitors back in person.  Here are some of our suggestions […]

A Morris County Soldier and Patriot:  Dr. Jabez Campfield 

As we recognize and thank all our local veterans past and present on this Veteran’s Day, it’s a good time to reflect on one of our earliest soldiers and patriots, who also left a lasting legacy in Morris County.  As […]

Historic Walking Tours of Morris County return this Fall

The Morris County Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce the return of its popular historic walking tour series which will take place in September and October of 2021.  This well-known series highlights the history, people and architecture of Morris County over […]

4 Can’t-miss Morris County NJ Hotels Renovate During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic caused an undeniable change in how we approach our neighbors, travel the country, and generally, live our lives. Undoubtedly, a lot of obstacles arose during this time that our communities were forced to face head-on. In Morris […]

8 Ways to Celebrate July 4 in Morris County -2021

Celebrate Independence Day in Morris County in 2021.  Here are a few suggestions for you and your family to enjoy during the first week in July, in some traditional and non-traditional ways.  Fireworks Schedule Morristown National Historical Park July 2 […]

Free Activities in Morris County NJ to Enjoy with Family

With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, everyone in New Jersey is feeling the vibrations of summer. It’s time to start enjoying the beautiful weather, trying outdoor activities with your loved ones. There is so much scenery and community spirit […]

Sweet Things to Do in Morris County, NJ: The Ultimate Dessert Tour

For the foodies out there who favor dessert, we bring you the best that Morristown and Chester in Morris County, NJ have to offer when you crave a little something sweet.  Treat yourself after a long hike or bike ride […]

Step Into Spring on These Top Walking Tours in Morris County, NJ

Better weather is here so let’s get walking. To make the walk even more interesting and a time well spent, sign up for one of the best guided walking tours in Morris County, NJ. You will learn about Morris County […]

Planning Weddings in Morris County, NJ in 2021: What Can Brides Expect?

2020 presented many obstacles to couples around the world, including hindering or altogether ruining wedding plans for the year. As a result, couples looking to plan a 2021 wedding during this pandemic are trying to find ways to navigate these […]

Golf Courses Morris County: Birdies, Eagles and Doglegs

Searching for Golf Courses in Morris County?  There are lots to choose from.  Out of the 300 courses in New Jersey, 27 of them are in Morris County, and three of them have very interesting histories.  There are some public and semi-private courses in Morris County that welcome residents and visitors to […]

The Irish in Morristown

Celebrate the Irish in Morristown General George Washington brought the Continental Army to Morristown, New Jersey, for two winters, in 1777 and again in 1779-1780. The second winter encampment took place at Jockey Hollow, today part of Morristown National Historical […]

CSA in Morris County NJ: Farms Providing Local Produce Near You

If you’re looking for fresh farm-grown produce in your neighborhood, local farms are the best place to start. CSA programs in Morris County, NJ, or community-supported agriculture, are the best source of in-season fruits and vegetables for locals in Morris […]

2021 Women’s History Month Events in Morris County, NJ

March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to the often-overlooked contributions of women. Originally it grew out of a week-long celebration organized by a school district in California in 1978.  The idea caught on and in 1980 President Jimmy Carter […]

Fall/Winter Member Newsletter

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7 Favorite Morristown Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, lots of couples in love are looking for a beautiful place to spend the evening. Here are a few of our favorite local Morristown restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s day with your loved one.  […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas for NJ Residents: Past & Present Customs

Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated in Morris County, New Jersey, America, and around the world. Mainly noted as a consumer “spend-a-thon”, Americans in 2020 spent an average of $200 each. In other words, $30 billion total on gifts and celebrations […]

Try These 5 Morris County Museums (Plus Our Favorite Exhibits!)

Morris County, New Jersey is home to hundreds of must-see locations that are a part of important New Jersey history. The county plays host to so many museums that display artwork, crafts, jewelry and more that represent this history. With […]

History Makers of Morris County: Profiles of Notable Visitors and Residents

Morris County is home to four national landmarks, each associated with figures who contributed not only to Morris County’s history, but also to our nation’s history.  We profile them here for you.  When you visit, try to visit all the […]

Happy Holiday Events for Families in Morris County, NJ

The holidays are going to look a little different this year. No matter the circumstances, however, Morris County, NJ has come prepared with even more family events to get into the holiday spirit. There are so many different types of […]

Best Virtual Entertainment in December

Here are some suggestions for you and your family to enjoy the history, arts and culture from cherished New Jersey historians, musicians and more.  This sector of the economy has been particularly hard hit by Covid, but they soldier on […]

8 Ways to Celebrate Christmas with “historical twists”

Sometimes it is nice to slow down and celebrate holidays the way they were 100 years ago.  These Morris County sites offer experiences to help you remember the art, music and history that contributed to Christmases past.  Visit these historic […]

Best of Morris County NJ Hotels: Top 8 Choices

As we approach the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about visiting family around the country. While Covid-19 has made celebrating with faraway loved ones somewhat difficult, many places are working overtime to guarantee the health and safety of […]

8 Thanksgiving Things to Do in Morris County NJ with Your Kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s officially time to get into the holiday spirit. Getting together to celebrate family and friends, count our blessings, and say thanks for everything in our lives is so important this time of year. […]

Turkey Talk and Turkey Towns

As we prepare for the annual feast of Thanksgiving, let us consider the turkey.  When this area was first settled there were wild turkeys roaming the woods.  Today we are seeing more and more woodland creatures coming out of the […]

Our Favorite Morris County Hiking Trails (What to Look For!)

If you haven’t heard about New Jersey hiking then you’re in for a treat. As summer turns to autumn, we want to spend some of our last sunny days outside. Luckily, there are a ton of accessible hiking trails all […]

What’s Open in Morris County? Covid-19 Reopening Breakdown

With everything starting to open back up in New Jersey, the safety of our residents is the highest priority. That’s why we’ve stayed up-to-date with the important businesses and institutions in Morris County during Covid-19. We are happy to report […]

12 Online Learning Experiences to Try from Morris County NJ

During this time when most people are practicing social distancing, staying home has become the “new normal.” That doesn’t mean that you can’t find new and exciting things to do while you stay safe. Many stores, historic sites, museums, and […]

Catching Up with Morris County’s National Historic Landmarks

Morris County is home to four National Historic Landmarks. In this blog we report on how they are faring during the time of Covid.  Turns out that Covid plus Tropical Hurricane Isasis have been impacting them…a lot.  Here is the […]

Our Members Create the “New Normal”

The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a membership organization consisting of local businesses involved in welcoming and serving visitors to Morris County.  Our members have had to deal with a challenging business climate during COVID-19.  Most of them have been […]

Splendor in September is here!

By Barbara Taylor, MCTB Guest Contributor We had a preview of the Designer Showcase and Gardens at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon and it is stunning! This signature fundraiser, presented by The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center, runs through […]

Splendor in September-The Mansion in May Returns

Don’t know about you, but we LOVE a good Gilded Age mansion and are looking forward to the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center presenting its 19th fundraiser for the hospital called Mansion in May, albeit a bit belatedly.  Re-cast […]

22 Things you can do now!

A Morris County Soldier and Patriot:  Dr. Jabez Campfield As we recognize and thank all our local veterans past and present on this Veteran’s Day, it’s a good time to reflect on one of our earliest soldiers and patriots, who also left a [...]

How to Celebrate the 4th of July this year?

Celebrating July 4th in 2020 John Adams, second president of the United States, told us to mark Independence Day with “Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations”. For the first time in memory, a lot of […]

History of Morris County

Morris County – Three Hundred Years that Shaped America Early History: Early supporters of the cause of liberty, New Jerseyans were witnesses to over 200 Revolutionary War skirmishes as the French, British and American armies traversed the state numerous times. […]

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 […]

Celebrate Easter & Passover

Celebrate Easter and Passover in Morris County   Welcome to Spring and the spring holidays.  They are, of course, being reinvented during the pandemic. We will miss our dearest friends and relatives while performing all the rituals online.  It will […]

Suffrage & Morristown’s Women

The Long Campaign for Woman’s Suffrage: Morristown Women were “Silent Sentinels” The campaign for Woman’s Suffrage lasted 70 years; it began with the first woman’s rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York.  Guest speaker Frederick Douglass delivered […]

Black History in MC

Deepen your understanding of Morris County’s Black history Every February since 1926, Black History has been celebrated in America. That year historian Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week, which evolved into Black History Month. Woodson selected the second week […]

Morristown’s Hard Winter

Why Morris County History is Important Today:                  Second Morristown Winter Encampment of 1779-80- by Carol Barkin Morristown has long been known as the “Military Capital of the Revolution.” Not once, but twice, […]

Growing Stage Childrens Theater

The Growing Stage has lots of wizards… Growing Stage, Netcong – December 2019 Spoiler alert: the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz DID NOT melt, she escaped through the 3’x 3’ hidden trap door in the center of the […]

10 Things to do this holiday!

Make my Weekend Festive! Suggestions of What to do in December in Morris County Holly Walk – Friday, December 6, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019, coordinated by The Morris County Tourism Bureau A showcase of seven historic sites in […]

Holly Walk

7 Sights, 3 days and 1 Ticket – Holly Walk 2019  The Morris County Tourism Bureau and its partners are pleased to announce that tickets are on-sale for Holly Walk 2019 which will be a three day event this year. […]

21st Century History Museum in Madison

The 21st-century history museum: Community Anchor and Educational Resource By Executive Director Deborah Farrar Starker, Museum of Early Trades & Crafts As the weather turns colder and the holidays approach, consider taking a break from hectic schedules by visiting The […]

Stickley Museum 30 years

30 years of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. It’s a big milestone for a small museum. I hope you’ll join in the celebration by visiting our FREE […]

New Jersey Gold – Autumn in Morris County

Vonda Givens, Executive Director of Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms New Jersey Gold By Vonda Givens New Jersey summers rightfully enjoy a lot of attention. It’s true that sunshine and the Jersey shore make a magical combination, but I’m just […]

Tourism Live – Behind the Scenes with JM

Do you love graffiti? What? WHOA! They are spray painting on the WALLS!!! inside the Morris Museum. And, who said that was ok? Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director and Ron Labaco, Director of Exhibitions & Chief Curator of the newly […]

Historic Highlights of our 39 Towns

Celebrating NJ’s 350th Morris County has a rich history, and each of our 39 municipalities has an historical tidbit to contribute to it. Each town is named and is labeled with a tag: Innovation, Diversity or Patriotism. These tags were […]

Farmer’s Market Directory

Indulge in New Jersey’s greatest produce and foods at your local Morris County Farmers Market! Boonton Sat., 8:30am-1:00pm, June 1-November 23 Plane Street Lot   Chatham Borough Sat., 8:00am-1:00pm, June 15-November 23 Railroad Plaza South off Fairmont Avenue Train […]

Summer Plays & Exhibits

Looking for something exciting and interesting to attend in Morris County? Look no further! Check out these fascinating plays and exhibits open during the summer. 1. Bob Gruen: Rock Seen at the Morris Museum (June 20-November 10) For over forty […]

Top 10 Activities for Kids In Morris County This Summer

Welcome to Morris County! Looking for things to do with your little ones? You have come to the right place! Below is a list of the top 10 activities for kids in Morris County in no particular order. 10. Take-a-Break [...]

What is ripe at our farms!

The gardens are ready  and overflowing with delicious fruits and vegetables – here’s what is ready to pick or purchase at our local favorites: Stony Hill – Strawberries Wightman – Strawberries, Peaches Alstede – Raspberries, Strawberries, Summer Squash (Green Zucchini, […]


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