Boonton Historical Society & Museum

210 Main St * Boonton * NJ 07005 Sun 1pm - 4pm | And by appointment

Did you know the original village of Boonton now lies under the Jersey City Reservoir? Modern-day Boonton grew from the 1829 construction of the Morris Canal and the development of the New Jersey Iron Company. The Boonton Historical Society and Museum examines the area’s intriguing history all the way back to the mid-1700s through an extensive collection housed in the landmark John Taylor Building. The society also does themed walking tours to bring this unique history to life.

The John Taylor Building at 210 Main Street was built in 1897-1898 as the residence and office of Dr. John L. Taylor and his wife, Adelaide. The house combines architectural elements of Colonial Revival and Victorian Gothic styles.

Of Special Note:

  • The Boonton Historical Society and Museum was founded in 1959
  • The Honorable John L. Kanouse gave this land to his daughter Adelaide and her husband as a gift


  • Check out Boonton Historical Society & Museum’s current exhibits on our On-going Exhibits page.

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]