Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens

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

This 20-room Federal-style mansion was built in 1810 by George Macculloch, the father of the Morris Canal. The museum’s ten period rooms showcase fine 18th and 19th century furnishings while two galleries offer changing exhibits. The museum is renowned for its collection of original prints and drawings by Thomas Nast, the famous 19th century political cartoonist who once lived across the avenue.  The garden behind the house is locally believed to be Morris County’s first, dating to the early 1800s.  It is said the first Jersey tomato was grown here in 1829.

Of Special Note:

  • View the first known modern image of “jolly” Santa Claus by Thomas Nast
  • Home to six generations of the Macculloch family                          
  • The wisteria trellised over the back porch was a gift from Commodore Matthew Perry on his return from Japan in 1857     
  • Stroll the gardens to see 45 rose varieties, some unique to this garden

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