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What’s Open in Morris County? Covid-19 Reopening Breakdown

With everything starting to open back up in New Jersey, the safety of our residents is the highest priority. That’s why we’ve stayed up-to-date with the important businesses and institutions in Morris County during Covid-19. We are happy to report that so many different members of our community are open and starting to serve people in-person. Here’s the latest on restaurants, museums, and other businesses in Morris County and a few examples of our favorite places for you to try.   

Restaurants 

As of late September 2020, restaurants are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. This means that some of our favorite Morris County restaurants are ready to serve you! Look at Yelp reviews and the restaurant’s individual websites to learn more about what each place is offering diners in the community. Remember that outdoor dining, curbside pick-up, takeout, and delivery are always great options, too.

Black Horse Tavern 

Established in 1742, the Black Horse Tavern is a Morris County classic. Celebrating 270 years serving the community, The Tavern is a wonderful location to enjoy great company and elevated American cuisine. Executive Chef Kevin Felice creates amazing seasonal menus using local products from New Jersey and their own garden. It’s now open for indoor and outdoor dining, and reservations are highly recommended. 

Redwoods Grill & Bar

For 24 years, the Redwoods Grill & Bar has served the people of Chester and the Morris County community. The restaurant serves a variety of wood-grilled specials and it is praised for top-notch food and service and a wonderful family atmosphere. The management team at Redwoods Grill & Bar puts extensive Covid-19 safety protocols in place and is ready to feed you and your family.

Museums 

For everyone who has spent most of this pandemic safe at home, venturing out for a day of art and culture is finally available. Several museums in Morris County are now open and allowing people to tour exhibits. Of course, masks are required at all museums and social distancing regulations are put in place for everyone’s safety. 

Morris Museum

Actively engaging the community since 1913, the Morris Museum is the second largest museum in New Jersey. The museum is now open to visitors at a reduced capacity. You can go online and book a day and time slot for you and your family to enjoy the exhibits. The museum is also offering outdoor musical programs on the parking deck and has become a go-to venue for listening to live music.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Limited gallery tours of this historic museum are now available for groups of up to five people by appointment. You can immerse yourself in the work of Thomas Nast in Columbia: Thomas Nast Illustrates the Moral Conscience of the United States. Visit their Schoolroom Gallery to learn about the women of Macculloch Hall in Living, Learning, Working, Serving: The Women of Macculloch Hall. What’s more, the gardens are open every day. 

 

Historical Sites

Just like museums, historical sites in Morris County, NJ, are now opening up for walking tours and more. With fall here, it’s the perfect time to visit these sites and learn a little more about New Jersey history. Bring your family and friends for a fantastic afternoon in the gardens, mansions, and farms that make up our state’s great history. 

Fosterfields

Experience farm living as it was over 100 years ago at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. You can enjoy many of the daily farm activities that took place in the 1920s. Visit the farm animals, witness the farmer plowing or planting of the fields using antique machinery, and help perform daily tasks, such as collecting eggs, grinding corn to feed the chickens, and cleaning the harness. Take the authentic 1920s Farmhouse Walk/Drive-by Tour.

Acorn Hall

This 1853 Victorian Italianate mansion is located in Morristown and is on the National Register of Historic Places. As the headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society, Acorn Hall features two galleries featuring exhibits that showcase the history of the 19th century in NJ.  Some outdoor tours are available on Wednesday mornings.

National Landmarks

While many of the national landmarks in Morris County were affected by Covid-19, some are reopening. Stay updated on the status of each of these landmarks as we move through the fall. 

Recreation

Now more than ever, the people of Morris County are seeking outdoor and indoor recreation. After so much time spent at home, it’s important for the community to come back together and get their blood pumping. Fortunately, several recreational businesses are now open! Play a round of golf with friends or bring your kids to the community arcade. Remember, masks are required, and have fun! 

Public Golf Courses

All public golf courses located in Morris County New Jersey are now open.  Go online and schedule your next round of golf with friends and family at any of our beautiful courses. Flanders Valley, Sunset Valley, Pinch Brook, or Berkshire Valley are all operated by the Morris County Park Commission.

Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company 

Biking, hiking, pedalboards, kayaking, and more are available with Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company! Enjoy these activities with your family through October 31st.

Morristown Game Vault

This retro arcade located in Morristown, New Jersey is now open and ready to host you and your friends and family. You can also schedule private parties and celebrate some of those birthdays we might have missed during quarantine.

Arts & Cultural Centers 

While everyone was quarantined, a lot of our favorite arts and cultural centers developed online experiences. Classes, shows, concerts, and more are now virtually available to our community. Even better, several of these institutions are now open for indoor and outdoor entertainment. 

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)

MPAC opened their theatre doors as of September 14th. So, events can host up to 150 patrons with Covid-19 safety protocols put in place. Additionally, concerts, shows, and trivia nights are all available to you now! 

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of the largest professional Shakespeare companies in North America and is now open to the public. Located in Madison, NJ, and Florham Park, NJ, you can reach out to learn more about the various opportunities to see performances, engage in literary discussions, and more.  

Morris County is Open for Business

The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a membership organization consisting of local businesses involved in welcoming and serving visitors to Morris County. Our members dealt with a challenging business climate during COVID-19. Now, many are open and ready to serve the dedicated members of our community. Learn more about Morris County and what our community can offer you! 

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