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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!

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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:                 Remembering the 240th Anniversary of the Second Morristown Encampment – by Carol Barkin Morristown has long been known as the “Military Capital of the Revolution.” […]

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 boontonmainstreet.org   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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