Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

68 Lafayette Ave * Morristown * NJ 07960 W and Th 11am to 4pm | Sun 1pm to 4pm. | Group tours by appointment


Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall was built as a private residence in 1853 and modified to the Italianate Villa style by 1860. A house museum since 1971, it is decorated with original family furnishings, fabrics and decorative arts. Acorn Hall serves as an authentic representation of early upper-middle class suburban life in Morris County. MCHS hosts changing exhibits on local cultural history, and offers the Gallery Gift Shop, full of locally-made gifts.

Acorn Hall and grounds are listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Additionally, in recognition of the preservation efforts of last family resident Mary Crane Hone, Acorn Hall is listed on the NJ Women’s Heritage Trail.

Acorn Hall’s grounds include wide lawn areas, woodlands, and gardens maintained by The Home Garden Club of Morristown in cooperation with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Program.

Adults $6/Seniors $5/Students $3/MCHS Members and Children under twelve are admitted free

The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris 1876-1976 exhibit is on view until May 13, 2018

Of Special Note:

  • Acorn Hall was featured on the cover of Old House Journal magazine, as well as in the Tim Janis production, Buttons.
  • Visit the Gallery Gift Shop for Victorian-inspired and locally sourced gifts        
  • Stroll through the Victorian garden, then hike one mile to Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Acorn Hall is decorated for the holidays through January 7, 2018
  • The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris 1876-1976 exhibit on view until May 13, 2018

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