Florham at Fairleigh Dickinson University

285 Madison Avenue * Madison * NJ 07940

During the Gilded Age, the road from Morristown to Madison was dotted with opulent mansions and sprawling estates that gave it the nickname Billionaire’s Row. Today, the Florham Estate provides a rare glimpse into that world. Heiress Florence Vanderbilt and her husband Hamilton McKeon Twombly created Florham in 1887. The Florham Estate is still well-preserved, since it remained a family home until the 1950s.

Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds around Florham and famous firm of McKim, Meade and White designed the 80,000-square-foot mansion, which is now the centerpiece of the Florham Park campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Of Special Note:

  • The Florham Estate was formerly a 900-acre gentleman’s working farm
  • The European marble fireplaces throughout the mansion are original

Treasures of New Jersey: http://www.pbs.org/show/treasures-new-jersey/


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
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6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
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