Little Red Sch. & Museum

203 Columbia Turnpike * Florham Park * NJ 07932 First Sundays 2pm - 4pm | July 4 1pm to 3pm

Little Red Schoolhouse & Museum

Florham Park’s iconic Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1866 at a cost of $2,250. Its open belfry and gable-end entrance instantly identify it as a typical 19th century one-room schoolhouse. The Italianate one-story narrow red brick masonry building is an architectural marvel with its steep roof, tall windows and elaborate arches.

Inside, part of the museum is set up as a 19th century classroom, where small groups can enjoy a lecture. The museum has a variety of artifacts from the 1800s and 1900s, vintage school desks and broom-making equipment. Its location at the historic crossroads of Florham Park has remained a key reminder of the borough’s rural origins.

Of Special Note:
• In 1978, the schoolhouse was moved back several yards to accommodate the expanded Columbia Turnpike
• The schoolhouse is also known as Columbia School District No. 5 Schoolhouse
• The schoolhouse is the borough’s icon, appearing on the town flag, letter head, website, and public works and first responder vehicles

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]