Mt. Tabor Historical Society

32 Trinity Place * Mount Tabor * NJ 07878 Second Sun 12pm - 4pm | By appointment

Mt. Tabor Historical Society at the Richardson History House

Mount Tabor was established in 1869 as one of the state’s first Methodist summer camp meetings. Later, the area transformed into a neighborhood of permanent, fanciful Victorian residences and colorful gingerbread houses. The Mount Tabor Camp Meeting Museum is set in the J. Smith Richardson History House, a unique triple cottage originally built in 1873. Visitors step back in time as soon as they enter this charming townhouse-style building, which gives a glimpse of what life was like during summer camp meetings in the cottage.

The Mount Tabor Historical Society hosts an annual self-guided house tour every fall, which showcase the colorful gingerbread houses that line these hilly roads.

Of Special Note:

  • Some pieces of the original tents from the Methodist summer camp are still visible
  • Smith Richardson was the treasurer of the Camp Meeting Association for 22 years
  • Evelyn Blackford Clark, a descendent of J. Richardson Smith, willed her section of the triple cottage to the Historical Society

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
973-631-5151 [email protected]