Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens

45 Macculloch Avenue * Morristown * NJ 07960 W Th Sun 1pm-4pm | Gardens Dawn - Dusk | Group tours by appointment

George Macculloch, the father of the Morris Canal, built this 20-room Federal-style mansion in 1810. Today, the Macculloch Museum is home to an unprecedented, unique collection of original prints and drawings by Thomas Nast, the famous 19th century political cartoonist. (Nast, who created the image of Santa Claus as we know it today, once lived across the avenue). Explore the museum’s 10 preserved historical rooms that showcase six generations of the family’s beautiful 18th and 19th century furnishings. The impressive gardens behind the house are said to be the first in Morris County, dating back to the early 1800s. There are 45 varieties of roses, some unique to this garden.

Of Special Note:

• The museum has the first known modern image of “jolly” Santa Claus by Thomas Nast
• The wisteria trellised over the back porch was a gift from Commodore Matthew Perry on his return from Japan in 1857
• In 1829, the very first Jersey tomato may have been grown here


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 lbensley@morristourism.org