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Morris Tourism

Our National Historic Landmarks

Morris County, New Jersey is home to some of the most distinguished historic attractions in the northeast and perhaps the entire USA.  We are the birthplace of the telegraph, a force in the American arts and crafts movement and a major contributor to the success of the American Revolutionary War!  Morris County boasts three-centuries of American history that are set among scenic country roads and quaint townships which create a string of pearls that is worthy of a visit.

So explore these American treasures on your visit to Morris County:

  • Historic Speedwell – Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated the electro-magnetic telegraph

    Historic Speedwell

  • The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms – home of Gustav Stickley, leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement

    Living Room at Craftsman Farm

    Fort Nonsense – Morristown National Historical Park

  • Morristown National Historical Park –  includes the Ford Mansion where General George Washington  & Alexander Hamilton were headquartered for 200 days during the winter and spring of 1780
  • Villa Fontana (private residence)- built in 1866, was the former home of  political cartoonist and creator of Santa Claus, Thomas Nast

    Villa Fontana

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