Dover Area Hist. Soc. & Museum

55 W Blackwell St * Dover * NJ 07801 By appointment

Dover Area Historical Society & Museum

In its heyday, Dover’s economy soared thanks to manufacturing of iron, fabrics, hosiery, mill works, machine shops and more. Visitors can still see Dover’s wealth of diverse architecture and grandiose homes, but there are some surprising hidden parts to the town’s past – like its rich vaudeville history. The Dover Area Historical Society has worked tireless to protect, preserve and recognize the town’s historical structures while celebrating its lesser-known history.

Visitors can make advanced arrangements to tour the museum or drop in during one of the public Open Houses. The Society runs a variety of educational programs and entertaining presentations throughout the year.

Of Special Note:

  • Dover’s history dates back to 1721
  • The town was an important stop on the Morris Canal


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]