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Morris County Guide

Welcome to Morris County!
The Perfect Weekend Getaway - rich in historic lore, tradition and awaiting your exploration.

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HOW IT ALL BEGAN........................... 5 HOW TO GET HERE............................ 9 WHAT’S NEW IN MORRIS COUNTY......13 EVENTS NOT TO MISS........................15 COME TO DISCOVER..........................22 COME TO BE ENTERTAINED................29 COME TO STAY.................................. 34 COME TO EAT....................................38 COME TO PLAY..................................39 COME TO SHOP................................. 42 COME TO LIVE AND WORK.................44 COME TO CELEBRATE.........................46 PLAN YOUR TRIP...............................48 OUR MEMBERS AND ADVERTISERS.....51




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How It All Began
Sometimes a trip is more than a trip—it's an adventure! A brief escape from our daily routine and an opportunity to discover something new and to explore. It's about embracing and enjoying unique experiences, some of which can be found a stone’s throw away on a weekend... by car! Rich in historic lore, tradition, and awaiting your exploration is Morris County! Located approximately 30 miles northwest of New York City, the area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians and then settled by New Englanders of European origin in the early 1700’s while it was known as the British Province of New Jersey. The county was formed by an Act of the State Legislature on March 15, 1738. Named after Colonel Lewis Morris, then Governor of the Province of New Jersey, the region originally included what are now the counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren. Several years after its founding, the community of West or New Hanover was renamed "Morris Town" and designated the county seat of government. During the Revolutionary War and down to today, Morristown has been known as The Military Capital of the American Revolution, as it played host during two winter encampments by General George Washington and his Continental Army. Much of the history of these encampments is preserved today at Morristown National Historical Park. In the years following the Revolutionary War, Morris County became a leader in the iron ore mining and fabrication industry. It was in Morristown that the steam boiler and some of the machinery for the S.S. Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the first American locomotive were manufactured, and the telegraph perfected by Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail. In fact, the old barn in which the two men conducted their experiments and sent the first message "A patient waiter is no loser”, still stands. In 1831, the Morris Canal, conceived and developed by Morristown resident George P. Macculloch, was begun. Crossing the state from Phillipsburg to Newark, a distance of 102 miles, it played a major role in the movement of iron ore, coal and freight from mines to factories, and made Morris County an important transportation center.



The Morris County iron industry faced ruin when iron ore was discovered near Lake Superior in Michigan where it could be mined more cheaply. As the population of the county grew and the methods of transportation improved, new industries sprang up throughout the county, many using the iron ore as raw materials for finished products. By 1900 the nation's business and financial leaders, seeking escape from New York City, discovered Morris County (which was renowned for its isolation, ideal climate and unspoiled countryside) and began constructing large country estates. Within a few years, more millionaires lived within a three-mile radius of the Morristown Green than anywhere else in the United States. These magnificent estates were numerous enough to fill the pages of a pre-World War I vintage picture book entitled Beautiful Homes of Morris County, boasting the most opulent homes of moguls such as Otto H. Kahn, Charles Mellon and the Frelinghuysens. Sadly, the Mead Hall reinstatement of the federal income tax and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, sounded the death knell for the large estates. Throughout the 1930's and 1940's the impressive mansions that lined Madison Avenue’s "Millionaires Row" were demolished to avoid rising property taxes and upkeep expenses. Since the turn of the century, the character of industry in Morris County has changed from iron mining and manufacturing to research, pharmaceuticals and communications. In the same fashion, the character of the land itself has changed from agricultural to residential. Beautiful homes and gardens predominate, both in housing developments, many of them located on the estates of former millionaires, to small country estates. Today, Morris County is a fastgrowing county in the tri-state area and combines unsurpassed natural beauty and charming suburban living with proximity to great metropolitan areas. New Jersey's seventh largest county now boasts notable museums, outstanding forums for the arts, exquisite gardens, parks and outdoor recreation, multimillion-dollar shopping Acorn Hall centers and exceptional air, rail and bus transportation services that serve thousands of commuters daily. From such humble origins, this great county arose. We invite you to explore our beloved area where the past beckons, the music flourishes, the food is award-winning and the scenery and festivals are spectacular! Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast or a lover of the arts, come experience the Great Weekend Getaway destination known as Morris County!


H o w To G e t H e r e
Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) 973-538-3366 ■ mmuair.com Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 973-961-6000 newarkairport.com

Amtrak 800-USA–RAIL amtrak.com NJ Transit 973-275-5555 njtransit.com PATH 800-234-7284 panynj.info

Easy to get here. Hard to go home. Morris County is easily accessible by air, bus, rail and car.

Access Link, NJ Transit 800-955-2321 njtransit.com Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS) 973-829-8103 njcost.com

Morris County Metro 973-328-7686 ■ mcdot.org NJ Transit 973-275-5555 ■ njtransit.com Lakeland Bus Lines, Inc. 973-366-0600 lakelandbus.com

E+Plus Transportation, Inc. 877-GO-EPLUS 973- 267-0500 eplustaxi.com TransOptions, Inc. 973-267-7600 transoptions.org

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W h a t’ s “ N e w ” i n Morris County
THE GREEN AT MORRISTOWN For nearly 300 years the Morristown Green has been the most distinguishing feature of the town, appearing on the earliest maps of the area. It recently underwent a million dollar renovation and rededication. One of only two New Jersey greens, or commons, to survive down to the 21st century, it has been restored by an award-winning landscape architect and features interpretive signage and historic sculptures. Formerly a parade ground for General George Washington’s troops, it has been central to the life of the town since its founding in 1738. THE COMMUNITY THEATRE at The Mayo Center for the Performing Arts The Community Theatre was recently given a $6 million upgrade, which includes state-of-the-art backstage technical capabilities, a new orchestra pit, fly-rail system, dressing rooms and a multi-purpose room known as the ‘Starlight Room’, to host private receptions, a theatre education studio and corporate meetings. The theatre's monthly programming has drawn people to Morris County. As one reviewer remarked, "Morristown has come alive as a vibrant cultural and artistic center with attention focused on events held at The Community Theatre’s Mayo Center for the Performing Arts!”. MORRISTOWN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The National Park Service oversees the park, founded in 1933, as the nation’s first national historical park. It consists of four locations: Washington’s Headquarters with the Ford Mansion and Museum, Fort Nonsense, Jockey Hollow, and the New Jersey Brigade Area with the Cross Estate and Gardens. An astounding $5 million renovation to the park’s Headquarters Museum (through public and private partnerships) consists of an update to the overall structure and a brand new wing which houses two outstanding exhibits: Defining American Style and Lloyd W. Smith’s Archival and Rare Book Gallery. Two additional exhibit galleries are scheduled to be completed by 2010 and are planned to house the park’s extensive historic weapons collections. This has been designated an important National Historic Landmark site for its association with General George Washington who was in residence at the Ford Mansion for 200 days in 1780. MORRIS MUSEUM Renowned as a vibrant educational center, the Morris Museum was awarded the Murtogh D. Guinness collection of 700 mechanical musical instruments, mechanical figures and more than 5,000 programmed media ranging from player piano rolls to pinned cylinders. This extraordinary collection represents one of the most significant of its kind in the world and is entitled: Musical Machines & Living Dolls: Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. The exhibit is on display in a brand new 4,300 square-foot gallery and takes visitors on a journey through the history of on-demand musical entertainments.


HISTORIC SPEEDWELL One of Morris County’s National Historic Landmarks is Historic Speedwell. The most important building at Historic Speedwell is the factory where Morristown’s Alfred Vail and Samuel F. B. Morse perfected and first successfully demonstrated the electro-magnetic telegraph in 1838. A $1 million structural restoration was completed in September 2008 and boasts a new interactive telegraph exhibit. The Factory Building is now not only an important scientific museum, but a monument to the development of communications in the world. THE STICKLEY MUSEUM AT CRAFTSMAN FARMS Craftsman Farms is the former home of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley. This National Historic Landmark site, which consists of 26 acres, is one of the most significant places associated with the American Arts and Crafts movement. The museum has recently completed the third phase of restorations, with momentous refurbishments of the master bedroom at The Log House (built in 1911), a new Education Room in The Annex (which is an ideal rental space for meetings, retreats, classes and events), and significant renovations to the North and South Cottages—all a ‘must see’ for visitors to this pastoral former agricultural school for boys.

Welcome to Morris County, New Jersey Home of Effective, Innovative & Responsible County Government

The 2009 Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Gene F. Feyl, Director William J. Chegwidden, Deputy Director Douglas R. Cabana John J. Murphy James W. Murray Margaret Nordstrom Jack J. Schrier



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Our beloved Morris County gears up for a year jam-packed with excitement, entertainment and where cultural festivals and special events abound. Come live, learn, laugh and be inspired!

Special Olympics
William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net FEBRUARY

Maple Sugaring Festival
The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham 973-635-6629 ■ morrisparks.net

Winter’s Day on the Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township 973-326-7645 ■ morrisparks.net

Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Madison Public Library, Madison 201-200-2043 ■ blackmariafilmfestival.org MARCH

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
South Street, Morristown paradeday.com APRIL

African Violet Show
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

Earth Day Celebration
Sunrise Lake, Lewis Morris County Park, Morris Township 973-635-6629 ■ morrisparks.net

Whippany Rai lway Museu m

Easter Bunny Express
Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany 973-887-8177 ■ whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

Hayrides to Bunnyland
Wightman’s Farms, Morristown 973-425-9819 ■ wightmansfarms.com

Masterwork Chorus Concert
Drew University, Madison 973-455-7008 ■ masterwork.org


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April, cont.

Morris Open Skating Competition
William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net

NJ Daffodil Society Show, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

Revolutionary War Weekend
Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown 973-984-2182 ■ nps.gov/morr MAY

Annual Plant Sale

ow Jockey Holl Reenactment

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

Celebrate the Arts

The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown 973-285-5115 ■ morrisarts.org

May Family Day, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains
973-540-0311 ■ stickleymuseum.org

Move it Morris Day, Loantaka Brook Reservation Chatham, Harding, Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net Shrine Circus, William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township
973-992-2860 or 973-326-7650 ■ morrisparks.net JUNE

American Families in our English Garden
Macculloch Hall, Morristown 973-538-2404 ■ maccullochhall.org

Civil War Encampment, Historic Speedwell, Morristown Fosterfields
973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

Giralda Lawn Concert, Giralda Farms, Arts Council of the Morris Area, Madison
973-285-5115 ■ morrisarts.org

Great Swamp Bonsai Society Show, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

National Trails Day Celebration, Morris Trails Partnership and the Morris County
Park Commission, various locations 973-326-7604 ■ morrisparks.net


Summer Family Day, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains
973-540-0311 ■ stickleymuseum.org

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June, cont.

Tours @ 10:00, Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown
973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org

Victorian Weekend, Acorn Hall and Fosterfields, Morristown
973-267-3465 or 973-326-764 ■ acornhall.org or morrisparks.net

Kickball Tournament, Morristown Madams, Lewis Morris Park
973 879-7431 ■ morristownmadams.com JULY

Craigmeur’s Family Fun Day at the Fair, Craigmeur Recreation Complex
973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net

Family Fun Day and Ice Cream Social, Museum of Early Trades & Crafts,
Madison 973-377-2982 ■ metc.org

Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings, College of St. Elizabeth
Convent Station 973-455-7008 ■ masterwork.org

Military Timeline Living History
Cooper Gristmill, Chester 908-879-5463 ■ morrisparks.net

Morris County 4-H Fair, Chubb Park, Chester
973-285-8301 ■ nj4h.rutgers.edu/fairs

Old Fashioned Fun Day, Acorn Hall, Morristown
973-267-3465 ■ acornhall.org

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
July 4, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown 973-984-2182 ■ nps.gov/morr

Tours @ 10:0 0

Summer Camp for a Day, Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison
973-377-2982 ■ metc.org

Tours @ 10:00, Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown
973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org

Twin Brooks Kennel Club Dog Show, William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net


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Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings, College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station
973-455-7008 ■ masterwork.org

National Night Out, William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township
973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net

Summer Festival of Baroque Music, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
Madison/Morristown 973-366-8922 ■ baroqueorchestra.org

Tours @ 10:00
Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown 973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org SEPTEMBER

Fall Harvest Family Day

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains 973-540-0311 ■ stickleymuseum.org



Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch, Wightman’s Farms, Morristown
973-425-9819 ■ wightmansfarms.com

Lenape Day, Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham
973-635-6629 ■ morrisparks.net

Meet a Monarch Festival
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Boonton 973-334-3130 ■ morrisparks.net

Mount Tabor House Tour, Mount Tabor
973-586-1564 ■ mounttabornj.org/HouseTour.htm

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown 973-326-7645 ■ morrisparks.net

Schooley’s Mountain Dog Show
William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net


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Sussex Hills Kennel Club Dog Show
William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net

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Bottle Hill Day, Downtown Development Corporation, Madison 973-593-8496 ■ rosenet.org/gov/ddc Chrysanthemum Show, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

Death and Mourning Customs, Historic Speedwell, Morristown
973-285-6550 ■ morrisparks.net

Fall Festival on the Green, Morristown Partnership Morristown 973-455-1133 ■ morristown-nj.org Graveyard Tours, Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown
973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org

A Miller’s Halloween, Cooper Gristmill, Chester
908-879-5463 ■ morrisparks.net

Morristown Craftmarket, National Guard Armory
Morristown 973-442-2840 ■ morristowncraftmarket.org

Pumpkin Festival, Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany
973-887-8177 ■ whippanyrailwaymuseum.org NOVEMBER

Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green
Morristown 973-455-1133 ■ morristown-nj.org 973-326-7645 ■ morrisparks.net

Dickensian C hristmas

Thanksgiving Harvest Home, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township Tri-State African Violet Society Show, Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net DECEMBER

A Country Christmas, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown
973-326-7645 ■ morrisparks.net

Christmas at Craftsman Farms, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Morris Plains 973-540-0311 ■ stickleymuseum.org


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December, cont.

Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green, Morristown
973-455-1133 ■ morristown-nj.org

Cider & Song, The Masterwork Chorus, Hyatt Morristown, Morristown
973-455-7008 ■ masterwork.org

Dickensian Christmas, Historic Speedwell, Morristown
973-285-6550 ■ morrisparks.net

First Night Morris, December 31, Morristown
973-455-0708 ■ firstnightmorris.com

Gingerbread Wonderland, Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

Holiday Open House
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains 973-540-0311 ■ stickleymuseum.org

Holiday Tree Festival, Morris Museum, Morris Township
973-971-3733 ■ morrismuseum.org

Holly Days, six weeks of special holiday events
Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morristown 973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org

Messiah Sing, The Masterwork Chorus, Chatham
973-455-7008 ■ masterwork.org

Santa Claus Special
Hall Acorn
Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany 973-887-8177 ■ whippanyrailwaymuseum.org

Winter Skating Festival, William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net

Winter Solstice Celebration, Lewis Morris Park
Morris Township 973-635-6629 ■ morrisparks.net

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C “Come and visit the cornerstone of Morristown’s Historic District!” • The Nation’s Largest Thomas Nast Collection • Spectacular Period Rooms • The Oldest Gardens in Morris County • Wide Range of Changing Exhibits C 4 5 M A C C U L L O C H AV E . MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960 (973)538-2404 W W W. M A C C U L L O C H H A L L . O R G

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

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14 Maple Avenue • Suite 101 Morristown, NJ 07960

For information call: 973-539-4810


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From Historic Speedwell Village, where Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated the electro-magnetic telegraph, to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, home of Gustav Stickley, leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, to the Morristown National Historical Park, which includes the Ford Mansion where General George Washington was headquartered for 200 days during the winter and spring of 1780, Morris County’s spirited past echoes through countless historic sites, homes and museums… ranging in size and grandeur. Acorn Hall, headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society, was built as a private
residence in 1853 in the Victorian Italianate Villa style, complete with an unusual octagonal tower. Now a house museum, it is decorated with original furnishings, carpeting and wall coverings. The museum hosts changing exhibits on local history or nineteenth century life and has a garden and gift shop. Acorn Hall is part of the Women’s History Trail. (Mon. & Th. 10-4, Sun. 1-4, group tours by appointment) 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown 973-267-3465 ■ acornhall.org

Boonton Historical Society & Museum, located in the 1868 Dr. John Taylor House, was founded to preserve and display Boonton’s history. The museum has permanent and changing exhibits about the history, arts and people of Boonton as well as a gift shop. The society also provides walking tours and evening programs. (Sat. 1-4) 210 Main Street, Boonton 973-402-8840 ■ boonton.org Butler Museum, established in 1976, is located in the historic 1889 NYS&W Railroad
Station. Among the collections are military items and uniforms, American Hard Rubber Industry artifacts, Butler H.S. yearbooks from 1918, old newspapers on microfilm, a major postcard collection and Statue of Liberty artifacts. (Sat. 10-2 and by appointment, closed holiday weekends) Susquehanna Railroad Station, upper Main Street, Butler 973-838-7222 ■ butlermuseumnj.org

Community Children’s Museum, a hands-on museum for children
featuring a full-size replica of Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom painting where you can sit on his bed and touch the textured walls, and an art studio to create works in clay. Learn about electricity without the shock, be an astronaut in John Glenn’s space capsule, or be an actor in the theater. Explore three different countries in the Homes Around the World exhibit. Great for birthday parties or groups by appointment. (Th.–Sat. 10-5) 77 East Blackwell Street, Dover 973-366-9060 ■ communitychildrensmuseum.org


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Cooper Gristmill,
was originally built by Nathan Cooper in 1826. The mill and adjacent visitors center have been carefully restored to provide visitors with an opportunity to rediscover the roots and heritage of the region while witnessing the amazing power of the Black River which has been harnessed to grind grain into flour by massive 2,000 pound millstones. (Wed.-Sun. 10-5 July & Aug., weekends 10-5 May-Oct.) 66 Route 513, Chester 908-879-5463 ■ morrisparks.net

Crossroads of the American Revolution Association,
promotes New Jersey’s more than 500 farmlands, hillsides and homesteads that played some part or saw some action in the American Revolution. Our Revolutionary War heritage, perhaps more significant than that of any other state, has been federally recognized with the designation of the “Crossroads of the American Revolution Nation Heritage Area in New Jersey”. Their web site lists upcoming heritage events in New Jersey. They also publish guides and maps to important sites. Princeton 609-633-2060 ■ revolutionarynj.org

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, captures the
spirit of life at the turn of the 20th century through weekly activities presented on the farm, in the 1920s farmhouse and at The Willows, the mansion built by Joseph Revere, grandson of Paul Revere. The staff is dressed in appropriate period attire and interprets the lives and roles of farm laborers, domestic workers and Foster family members and friends. They perform a daily regimen of farming and domestic chores, and raise livestock and crops by historical methods. (Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5 April-Oct., some holiday programming) 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown 973-326-7645 ■ morrisparks.net

Frelinghuysen Arboretum,
spreads across 127 acres and features a number of stunning theme gardens, including shade, cottage, perennial, rock and vegetable gardens, as well as specialized collections of shrubs and trees. In addition, visitors can stop in at the Haggerty Education Center, which hosts a number of shows, events and art exhibits, and the Carriage House. Grounds: Mon.-Sun. 8-dusk, Education Center: Mon.-Sun. 9-4:30) 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net

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Historic Speedwell, brings the birth of the American Industrial
Revolution to life. This National Historic Landmark site is comprised of eight historic structures. Among these are the home of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works, restored to the period of 1844-1864, and the Factory Building where Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail first publicly demonstrated the telegraph. Exhibits illustrate the history of the iron works and Stephen Vail's connection to the S.S. Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, and a museum store. (Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5 April-Oct., some holiday programming, open by appointment). 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown 973-285-6550 ■ morrisparks.net

Macculloch Hall and Gardens,
a 20-room Federal-style mansion, was built in 1810 by George Macculloch, known as the “Father of the Morris Canal”. Ten period rooms display 18th and 19th century furnishings, while four galleries offer changing exhibits year-round. There is also an impressive collection of prints and drawings by Thomas Nast, the famous political cartoonist, who had once lived across the street from Macculloch Hall. (Wed., Th. & Sun. 1-4, open by appointment, garden open daily 8-dusk). 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown 973-538-2404 ■ maccullochhall.org

Montville Museum, was originally constructed in 1867 as a
one-room schoolhouse and later in the 1890’s as a gathering place for the local temperance league. It also served as the Post Office. Exhibits reflect the history of the Montville Township area as well as the Morris Canal. (Sun. 1-4 except July & Aug., open by appointment). 6 Taylortown Road, Montville 973-334-3665 ■ montvillenj.org


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Morris County Heritage Commission,
was created in 1970 by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders to preserve the archives of the county and promote awareness and understanding of the county’s rich history back to its Colonial beginnings. Source material is made available to students, historians and genealogists. Books and pamphlets are available for purchase. Morris County Cultural Center 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township 973-829-8117 ■ co.morris.nj.us/MCHC

Morris Museum, which includes the Georgian-style
Frelinghuysen mansion designed by Stanford White, features galleries for both permanent and changing exhibitions which Summer wal king explore the arts, sciences and humanities. Among the museum's permanent collections are fine and decorative arts, costumes and textiles, dolls and toys and the new Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of music boxes, automatic musical instruments and mechanically-activated figures dating from the late 16th century to the early 20th century. Visit the museum gift shop for unique items. (Wed., Fri. and Sat. 11-5, Th. 11-8, Sun. 1-5, closed on major holidays). 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown 973-971-3700 ■ morrismuseum.org


The Morris Plains Museum, preserves Morris Plains history by storing a collection
of artifacts, records and documents relating to the development of the community and some of its famous former residents, including artist Homer Davenport. The museum features permanent and changing exhibits. (Sat. 10-2, and by appointment). 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains 973-683-1089 ■ morrisplainsboro.org

Morristown and Morris Township Library,
the public library, contains a children’s reading room, media center, exhibition gallery and is home to the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center with 60,000 books, maps, microfilm, microfiche, archival and manuscript collections relating to New Jersey. The library hosts many lectures, films and other programming of interest to the community. (Mon.-Th. 9-9, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9:30-5 Sun. 1-5, call for summer hours.) 1 Miller Road, Morristown 973-538-6161 ■ jfpl.org


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Morristown National Historical Park, established in 1933 as the nation's
first "National Historical Park," consists of four non-contiguous units: Jockey Hollow, Fort Nonsense, The New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate and Gardens and The Ford Mansion and Museum (newly renovated) which served as George Washington's military headquarters for 200 days during the harsh winter of 1779-1780. This is a National Historic Landmark site. (Daily 9-5, closed on Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1) Ford Mansion tours are led by park rangers and leave from the museum on the hour between 10 and 4, except at noon. 30 Washington Place, Morristown 973-984-2182 ■ nps.gov/morr

Mount Hope Historical Park, is the site of one of the earliest iron mining areas in Colonial America. Features include guided nature hikes, hiking trails, self-guided tours and interpretive nature trails. Remains of the Mount Hope mining industry still exist in the southwestern section of the park. (Daily 8-dusk) Teabo Road, Rockaway 973-829-8666 ■ morrisparks.net Mount Tabor Historical Society, preserves the history of the town,
established in 1869 as the first Methodist summer camp meeting in New Jersey. Eventually the tents gave way to summer cottages, and is now a neighborhood of permanent, fanciful Victorian residences and buildings. Each September there is a self-guided house tour of the area. There is also a Mount Tabor Museum (Sun. 2-4, Wed. 7-9) Mount Tabor Road off Route 53 973-586-1564 ■ mounttabornj.org/HouseTour.htm

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, explores 18th and 19th
century American history, with a focus on New Jersey craftsmen and artisans. Housed in the beautiful 1900 James Library, and drawing on its collection of over 8,000 artifacts, METC offers something for visitors of all ages. Visit the gift shop. (Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-5) 9 Main Street, Madison 973-377-2982 ■ metc.org

Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill, built in 1751 by Philip Weise and
expanded in 1874, is currently being restored by the Washington Township Land Trust. This mill is part of the German Valley Historic District. Tours are given most Saturdays. (10-2 and by appointment) 12 East Mill Road (Route 513), Long Valley 908-876-4478 ■ wtlt.org


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Ralston Cider Mill, is a stone and heavy timber structure that dates from 1848 and is an Operational Cider Mill Museum demonstrating how cider and applejack were made. (May: Sun. 11-4, Last two weeks of Sept.: Sun. 11-4, Oct.: Sat. and Sun. 11-4 and by appointment) 336 Mendham Road, Mendham ■ ralstoncidermill.org Schuyler-Hamilton House, is the colonial home of Dr. Jabez Campfield. It was used by General Washington's personal physician, Dr. John Cochran. Washington’s aide, Colonel Alexander Hamilton, courted house guest Betsy Schuyler here. The home is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Sun. 2-4 and by appointment) 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown 973-539-7502 rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmcdar/SHHouse.htm The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, built in 1911,
Craftsman Farms is the only house Gustav Stickley, the foremost figure of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, designed and built for himself and lived in with his family. Today it is a National Historic Landmark site. Stickley, known for his Mission-style furniture, revolutionized American decorative arts. (year round, Sat. and Sun. 11-4; April 1-Nov. 16th, Sat. and Sun. 11-4, Wed.-Fri. 12-3; Grounds open year round dawn to dusk) 2352 Route 10 West at Manor Lane, Morris Plains 973-540-1165 ■ stickleymuseum.org

Villa Fontana, is a private home built in 1866 in the Historic District of Morristown, and is a National Historic Landmark site and former home of 19th century political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast lived in the home for 20 years beginning in 1872. The Nasts hosted artists and visitors to the area such as Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain. 50 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown. To learn more about his life and work, visit maccullochhall.org Whippany Railway Museum, contains exhibits related to railroad memorabilia and features full-size historical railroad equipment and rolling stock. (April-Oct.,Sun. 12-4 some holiday programming) Route 10 West at Whippany Road, Whippany 973-887-8177 ■ whippanyrailwaymuseum.net For specific programming at the above historic sites, consult the “Calendar of Events” pages at the Morris County Tourism Bureau web site. morristourism.org 27


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Home to an astounding collection of art, music and theater, Morris County’s cultural offerings fairly compete with the “Big City”. Every second you’re not browsing a museum, taking in a jazz concert, or experiencing one of Shakespeare’s plays, is one where you’re missing out on some of the nation’s best and brightest performers.

Arts Associations
Arts Council of the Morris Area, providing programs and services to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community since 1973. 14 Maple Avenue, Suite 301, Morristown 973-285-5115 ■ morrisarts.org Madison Arts and Culture Alliance, collaboration of “Rose City” arts organizations, cultural institutions, historical societies, colleagues and friends. P.O. Box 1295, Madison. Check their calendar of events at madisonartsnj.org Morristown Craftmarket, Randolph Kiwanis Club, Mount Freedom
973-442-2840 ■ morristowncraftmarket.org

Art Galleries

You have found the gem of Morris County!
Adults and children welcome.

Glassworks Studio, a unique gallery featuring works of glass and beads. Make your own glass object or jewelry in the studio, or purchase items from the store. 151 South Street, Morristown 973-656-0800 ■ umakeglass.com Simon Gallery, featuring contemporary abstract art
in Morristown since 1996, specializing in painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography. In a review in the New York Times it was called a “near ideal gallery”. 48 Bank Street, Morristown 973-538-5456 ■ simongallery.com

Visit umakeglass.com for more information.

151 South Street Morristown, NJ 07960

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Theatres & Music
Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, founded in 1996, is one of the state’s premier chamber orchestras and the only ensemble specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical periods (1600-1800), with performances at the College of St. Elizabeth and a summer music festival in Madison. 531 Herrick Drive, Dover 973-366-8922 ■ baroqueorchestra.org Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum,
offers theatre for children during the day and on weekends, as well as award-winning evening productions for adults. The Brightest Star School of Performing Arts provides classes for children and adults. 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township 973-971-3706 ■ bickfordtheatre.org

Centenary Stage Company, in residence at Centenary College, with theatre, music and dance events throughout the year. Also sponsors a Women Playwrights Series and the Young Performers Workshop for children 8-18. 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown 908-979-0900 ■ centenarystageco.org The Community Theatre at Mayo Center of the Performing Arts,
presents a wide range of entertaining programs in many genres: classical, jazz, dance, contemporary, theatre, family and comedy. They also offer musical theatre and acting classes for children ages 5–18. 100 South Street, Morristown 973-539-8008 ■ mayoarts.org

The Masterwork Chorus, is dedicated to enriching and supporting the
cultural life of the community through professional level performances of major choral works, as well as music education. The Chorus offers Reach Out programs in nursing homes and senior residence facilities and Summer Sings on Wednesdays in July. P.O. Box 2167, Morristown 973-455-7008 ■ masterwork.org

The Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, is a professional
non-profit theatre comprised of writers, theatre artists and arts educators committed to presenting exciting new works from stage readings to full productions. Playwrights Theatre’s New Jersey Writers Project works in schools and communitybased organizations statewide and its onsite Creative Arts Academy provides a wide range of creative opportunities for children, teens and adults. P.O. Box 1295, 33 Green Village Road, Madison 973-514-1787 ■ ptnj.org


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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, is one of the leading
Shakespeare theatres in the country. Serving nearly 100,000 adults and children annually, it is the state’s only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare’s canon and other world classics. In addition to being an acclaimed producer of classic plays, the company nurtures new talent for the American stage by providing an outstanding training ground for students of the theatre. Main Stage: F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, campus of Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison; Outdoor Stage: The Greek Theatre, 2 Convent Road, campus of the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station 973-408-5600 ■ shakespeareNJ.org

Sports Teams
Morristown Madams, are Morris County’s all-female, flat-track, quad-skating
roller derby team and participate in a regional league with monthly bouts and events throughout the year. Their home rink, Morristown InLine, is located at 30 Pine Street, Morristown 973-879-7431 ■ morristownmadams.com

Atlantic Health Jets Training Center,
the New York Jets of the National Football League relocated in 2008 to Morris County to its new Atlantic Health Training Center. With four outdoor and one indoor full-length football fields, the state-of-the-art practice complex sits on 27 acres of the former estate of the Twombly-Vanderbilt family. One Jets Drive, Florham Park 973-549-4880 ■ newyorkjets.com


Experience everything Morristown has to offer at Hyatt Morristown. With a stay in one of our 256 guestrooms, we offer guests the perfect balance of business and pleasure. Our newly added Conference Center and View 15 Executive Board Room will accommodate all of your group meeting needs. And guests will enjoy the Eclectic Grill Restaurant, Eclectic Cup Coffee Bar and the chic Qube Lounge for social events and gatherings, formal or casual. Feel the Hyatt Touch.® For more information or reservations, call 973 647 1234. Visit morristown.hyatt.com.

The trademark HYATT and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2009 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s army had few choices when it came to lodging. A flimsy tent perhaps or, for a lucky few, a primitive log hut or barn. But unlike those brave soldiers, your thrilling getaway includes a wide choice of accommodations. Looking to soak up a little history? Traveling for business? Retreat to a cozy, quaint bed and breakfast or inn, or choose from a diverse array of award-winning Morris County hotels! We have given each site’s meeting room capacity for special event bookings.

Basking Ridge OLDE MILL INN 225 Route 202 908-221-1100 ■ oldemillinn.com event capacity:500/rooms:102 East Hanover RAMADA INN AND CONFERENCE CENTER 130 Route 10 West 973-386-5622 ■ ramadaeasthanover.com event capacity:400/rooms:254 Florham Park HAMILTON PARK HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 175 Park Avenue 973-377-2424 ■ hamiltonparkhotel.com event capacity:250/rooms:219 Ledgewood QUALITY INN 691 Route 46 West 973-347-5100 choicehotels.com event capacity:150/room:100 Morristown HYATT MORRISTOWN 3 Speedwell Avenue 973-647-1234 ■ morristown.hyatt.com event capacity:500/rooms:256 THE MADISON HOTEL 1 Convent Road 973-285-1800 ■ themadisonhotel.com event capacity:500/rooms:186 BEST WESTERN MORRISTOWN INN 270 South Street 973-540-1700 ■ boylehotels.com event capacity:50/rooms:60 THE WESTIN GOVERNOR MORRIS 2 Whippany Road 973-539-7300 ■ westingovernormorris.com event capacity:300/rooms:228 Parsippany COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 3769 US Highway 46 East 973-656-4603 ■ parsippanycourtyard.com event capacity:800/rooms:146 EMBASSY SUITES 909 Parsippany Boulevard 973-334-1440 embassysuites1.hilton.com event capacity:200/rooms:274 FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 3535 Route 46 East 973-263-0095 ■ marriott.com event capacity:300/rooms:108


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Parsippany, cont. HAMPTON INN 3535 Route 46 973-290-9058 ■ hampton.com event capacity:150/rooms:148 HILTON 1 Hilton Court 973-267-7373 ■ hilton.com event capacity:1250/rooms:354 HOLIDAY INN 707 Route 46 East 973-263-2000 ■ holiday-inn.com event capacity:200/rooms:184 RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 3 Gatehall Drive 973-984-3313 ■ marriott.com rooms: 156 Rockaway HILTON GARDEN INN 375 Mount Hope Avenue 973-328-0600 ■ hiltongardeninn.com event capacity:360/romms:162 Whippany COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HANOVER 157 Route 10 East 973-887-8700 ■ marriott.com event capacity:625/rooms:140 HANOVER MARRIOTT HOTEL 1401 Route 10 East 973-538-8811 ■ marriott.com event capacity:10,000/rooms: 345 HYATT SUMMERFIELD SUITES HOTEL 1 Ridgedale Avenue North 973-605-1001 ■ hyatt.com event capacity:60/rooms:135

Bed and Breakfast Inns
Long Valley Califon RARITAN INN 526 County Road 513 908-832-6869 ■ raritaninn.com event capacity: 60/rooms: 5 Chatham PARROT MILL INN 47 Main Street 973-635-7722 ■ parrotmillinn.com event capacity: 35/rooms:10 NEIGHBOUR HOUSE 143 West Mill Road 908-876-3519 neighbourhouse.com rooms: 4 Stanhope Whistling Swan Inn 110 Main Street 973-347-6369 ■ whistlingswaninn.com event capacity: 30/rooms: 9

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194 Park Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960

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Conference Center
1 Ramada Drive • East Hanover, NJ 07936 973-386-5622 www.ramadaeasthanover.com

The newly renovated Ramada Conference Center is conveniently located close to all major highways with easy access to US 80, US 280, US 287, US 78, NJ Tpke, Garden State Parkway, Rt 46, Rt 24, and Rt 3. This 254 room Full Service hotel provides a daily full breakfast buffet; free HS in room Internet, 24 Hour Fitness Center, and a business center. Meeting space is great for social events, seminars, conferences, and religious events with 12,000 square feet of flexible space- 2 ballrooms and breakout space. Miami Mike’s Sports Zone, in the hotel is a full service restaurant and Sports Bar with 42 HDTV’s new digital sound system, pool table, weekend and weekday sports. Menus are themed guest’s favorites.

Come enjoy all that the Ramada and its great location have to offer.

Where great taste goes beyond great cuisine.
The new Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille, where the ambiance and decor are as enchanting as the meal itself. We’ve designed the interior with rich wood tones and polished brass rails to lend a classic elegance to the sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoy USDA prime aged steaks or daily fresh fare from the sea, complimented by our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. For more intimate dining, visit The Parlour Cars.

USDA prime aged beef or daily fresh fish.

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2001.

If you have a passion for living, you’re going to love it at ROD’S.
* * * The Daily Record * * * NJ Monthly Route 124 (Madison Ave.), Convent Station, NJ 07961 Call: 973-539-6666 • www.rodssteak.com

The Parlour Cars for more intimate dining.


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Morris County Tourism Bureau has members that serve up a ‘tasty tour’ of the finest restaurants. Whether you crave tantalizing seafood, freshly-brewed beer or a thick, juicy steak... a wide range of eateries awaits you from classic Italian and American cuisine to Irish Pubs, Thai and family-style offerings. Our talented chefs have been keeping travelers and locals well-fed for nearly 300 years - Bon Appetit!
Basking Ridge THE GRAIN HOUSE Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202 908-221-1150 ■ oldemillinn.com Continental American cuisine sure to satisfy guests of all ages. Morristown DUBLIN PUB, 4 Pine Street 973-538-1999 ■ dublinpubmorristown.com The wonderful warmth of a traditional Irish Pub. ECLECTIC GRILL, Hyatt Morristown 3 Headquarters Plaza 973-647-1234 ■ morristown.hyatt.com A contemporary American menu sure to please every palate throughout the day. GRASSHOPPER OFF THE GREEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 41-43 Morris Street 973-285-5150 grasshopperoffthegreen.com Family owned and operated Irish Pub and Restaurant. HIBISCUS AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT Best Western Morristown Inn 270 South Street 973-359-0200 ■ hibiscuscuisine.com A delicious combination of Caribbean and American cuisines your whole family will enjoy. MORRISTOWN DELI RESTAURANT AND CATERERS 7 Elm Street 973-267-3766 morristowndeli.com A New York style restaurant known as the “Best deli this side of the Hudson.”

ORIGIN THAI II 10 South Street 973-971-9933 ■ originthai.com High class dining steeped in the unique art of Thai cooking. PAZZO PAZZO, 74 Speedwell Avenue 973-898-6606 ■ pazzopazzo.com A four star Italian Restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine. ROD’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD GRILLE Madison Hotel, One Madison Avenue 973-539-6666 ■ rodssteak.com This is an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly's 'Best Steakhouse' award. Parsippany BISTECCA, Embassy Suites Hotel 909 Parsippany Boulevard (Routes 46 and 202) 973-939-2150 ■ bistecca.biz The menu features many dishes which reflect cuisines from all parts of Italy. Whippany MOLLY MALONE’S 352 Route 10 West 973-887-5070 mollymaloneswhippany.com The cozy atmosphere as well as the great food and drink, recreate the wonderful warmth of a traditional Irish Pub.


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Morris County is a great place to experience nature’s beauty. Take a leisurely walk or hike a challenging gorge. Paddle a lazy river or fish a clear, cold stream. Play a challenging round of golf or bike on a rural country trail. No matter what mode you choose, you’ll find the grandeur of our natural beauty speaks to and soothes your soul.

HACKLEBARNEY STATE PARK Chester ■ 908-638-6969 state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests 978 acres of glacial valley with gorges carved by the Black River, over 5 miles of hiking trails plus fishing, hunting, picnic and playgrounds. MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION MCPC* 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net 17,500 acres of passive and active recreational opportunities throughout the county including golf, hiking, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, recreational fields, environmental education and special programming for families throughout the year. NOTE: All MCPC sites share the above phone number and web site, unless otherwise noted.

SILAS CONDICT COUNTY PARK, MCPC Kinnelon Borough Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Paddle boats and row boats (weekends)

Dog Park
LEWIS MORRIS COUNTY PARK, MCPC Morris Township Traditional off-leash dog park

ALSTEDE FARMS, Chester 908-879-7189 alstedefarms.com Quality produce, gourmet food and wine, farm tours, homemade ice cream and cider. Call ahead for harvest schedules. Open all year! WIGHTMAN’S FARMS Morristown 973-425-9819 wightmansfarms.com Quality fruits and vegetables, fresh cider, smoked meats and gourmet foods, hay rides. Call ahead for harvest schedules. Open all year!

GREAT SWAMP OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER, MCVC Chatham Township 973-635-6629 ■ morrisparks.net

LEE’S COUNTY PARK MARINA, MCPC Lake Hopatcong, Mount Arlington 973-398-5199 ■ morrisparks.net Open March 15 to November 30 LEWIS MORRIS COUNTY PARK, MCPC Sunrise Lake, Morris Township Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Paddle boats and row boats (weekends)


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ACORN HALL VICTORIAN GARDEN Morristown 973-267-3465 ■ acornhall.org Victorian flower beds and magnificent old trees enhance the fine architecture. BAMBOO BROOK OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER, MCPC, Chester Township Trails and wildlife in natural setting, one mile hike to Willowwood Arboretum. CROSS ESTATE GARDENS, MNHP** Bernardsville ■ 973-543-4030 Formal, walled garden with ornamental grasses, shrubs and perennials, former New Jersey Brigade encampment area for 12,000 soldiers during the Revolutionary War. ELIZABETH D. KAY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, MCPC, Chester Township 973-635-6629 ■ morrisparks.net 233 acres with gardens, hiking trails and guided nature walks. FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM, MCPC, Morris Township 127 acres of theme gardens (shade, cottage, perennial, rock and vegetable), specialized collections of shrubs and trees, programs and exhibits for the public. MACCULLOCH HALL GARDENS, Morristown 973-538-2404 ■ maccullochhall.org Oldest garden in Morristown, dating from 1820, featuring sixty varieties of roses, open dawn to dusk seven days a week. TOURNE PARK, MCPC, Denville 545 acres with 250 different woodland flowers and ferns. WICK HOUSE HERB GARDEN, MNHP** Jockey Hollow, Harding Township 973-543-4030 ■ nps.org/morr 18th century herb and vegetable garden on the Wick Farm, formerly home of Henry and Tempe Wick. WILLOWWOOD ARBORETUM, MCPC Chester 3,500 kinds of native and exotic plants on 130 acres, one mile hike to Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center.


BERKSHIRE VALLEY GOLF COURSE, MCPC Jefferson Township 973-208-0018 ■ morrisparks.net/golf FLANDERS VALLEY GOLF COURSE, MCPC Flanders 973-584-5382 ■ morrisparks.net/golf KNOLL COUNTRY CLUB GOLF FACILITY Parsippany Knoll Golf Club East – Public 973-263-7115 ■ parsippany.net Knoll Golf Club West – Semi-Private 973-263-7110 ■ parsippany.net PINCH BROOK GOLF COURSE, MCPC Florham Park 973-377-2039 ■ morrisparks.net/golf SUNSET VALLEY GOLF COURSE, MCPC Pompton Plains 973-835-1515 ■ morrisparks.net/golf


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LEWIS MORRIS COUNTY PARK, MCPC Sunrise Lake, Morris Township

Horseback Riding
SEATON HACKNEY STABLES, MCPC Morristown 973-644-3355 ■ seatonhackney.com *MCPC: Morris County Park Commission **MNHP: Morristown National Historical Park

Indoor Ice Skating
MENNEN SPORTS ARENA, MCPC Morris Township 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net


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For some, it’s the thrill of the hunt. For others, it’s simply the joy of discovering a unique gift. If your aspiration is to shop in a sophisticated department store or country boutique, search for antiques and collectibles, purchase hip and personally expressive clothing and accessories, fine art or custom-designed jewelry, you’ll find it and more, all in Morris County.
Town of Boonton 973-257-9107 ■ boontonmainstreet.org This historic town, set on the Rockaway River, is filled with antique shops, boutiques and restaurants. Borough of Chatham 973-635-2444 ■ chathamchambernj.org. Tour the historic district and shop a traditional busy retail Main Street. Borough of Chester 908-879-4814 ■ ilovechester.com. Chester offers a wide variety of shops. A mall with national retailers, Streets of Chester, is located on Route 206. shopsofchester.com Denville Township 973-625-1171 ■ denville-nj.com Denville has been voted “best downtown” by Daily Record readers. Along Route 10 are the Shoppes at Union Hill featuring national retailers. theshoppesatunionhill.com Madison 973-377-7830 ■ rosenet.org Enjoy shopping and award-winning dining in historic Madison. Borough of Mendham 973-543-2145 ■ mendhamnj.org Shop along East and West Main Streets and Hilltop Road. Great for boutiques, antiques and dining. Morris Plains 973-538-2224 ■ morrisplainsboro.org. This town center offers shopping and interesting dining choices along Route 202.


Morristown 973-455-1133 ■ morristown-nj.org. Morristown offers quality stores in a quaint village setting. The Morris County Mall is located in nearby Cedar Knolls, anchored by Wal-Mart.


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Also in Morristown:
ENJOU CHOCOLAT 8 DeHart Street 973-993-9090 ■ enjouchocolat.com You'll find shelves upon shelves of luscious chocolates. SHOPS AT 14 PINE STREET 14 Pine Street 973-267-0400 ■ shop14pine.com A gift store to meet all of your needs. SIMON GALLERY 48 Bank Street 973-538-5456 ■ simongallery.com The gallery's diverse sensibility focuses on contemporary art, both abstract and representational. MORRIS COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU GIFT SHOP 6 Court Street 973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org Books and collectibles with a focus on local history for sale. Rockaway Borough 973-627-2000 ■ rockawayborough.com Come and find fabulous shopping in a vibrant two-block area. This town is also home to the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. Long Valley 908-876-5266 ■ longvalleyvillageassoc.com A cozy town with a rich history, it offers diverse shopping and professional services.
Morristown, NJ • Gourmet Chocolate • Custom Shaped Chocolates • Gift Baskets • Corporate Gifts • Wedding Favors Eight DeHart Street • Morristown, NJ 07960 973-993-9090 • Fax: 973-993-8299 www.enjouchocolat.com

Gift Shops at Morris County Historic Sites
ACORN HALL 973-267-3465 ■ acornhall.org BOONTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY 973-402-8840 ■ boonton.org HISTORIC SPEEDWELL 973-285-6550 ■ morrisparks.net MACCULLOCH HALL 973-538-2404 ■ maccullochhall.org MORRIS MUSEUM 973-971-3700 ■ morrismuseum.org MORRISTOWN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK 973-984-2182 ■ nps.gov/morr MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES & CRAFTS 973-377-2982 ■ metc.org STICKLEY MUSEUM AT CRAFTSMAN FARMS 973-540-1165 ■ stickleymuseum.org


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From its Colonial beginnings to the vibrant 21st century mecca that it has become, Morris County boasts many thriving communities. 50 of the Fortune 500 companies have offices located in our area. Morris County is one of the top ten most affluent counties in America.

Business Affiliates
Madison Chamber of Commerce Madison 973-377-7830 ■ madisonnjchamber.org Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Morristown 973-285-6010 ■ co.morris.nj.us Morris County Chamber of Commerce Morristown 973-539-3882 ■ morrischamber.org Morris County Economic Development Corporation, Morristown 973-539-8270 ■ morriscountyedc.org Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce, Morristown 973-644-3093 ■ mchacc.com Morristown Partnership Morristown 973-455-1133 ■ morristown-nj.org Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Lake Hiawatha 973-402-6400 parsippanychamber.org ■ visitparsippany.org Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce Mt. Freedom 973-361-3462 ■ randolphchamber.org Somerset County Business Partnership Bridgewater 908-218-4300 somersetbusinesspartnership.com

E+Plus Transportation Inc. Morristown 877-GO-EPLUS ■ eplustaxi.com Innovative Marketing Designs Phillipsburg 908-454-3431 ■ imd-cards.com Irish American Cultural Institute Morristown 973-605-1991 ■ iaci-usa.org Kiwanis Club of Randolph Mount Freedom 973-442-2840 merocune.com/randolphkiwanis Kommunity Kiosk, Inc. Parsippany 973-334-4696 ■ kki-kiosks.com

Cross Estate
AAA New Jersey Automobile Club Florham Park 973-377-7200 ■ aaa.com Burgdorff Realtors Morristown 973-387-4300 ■ burgdorff.com Call for a Morris County Relocation Guide Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism 800-VISITNJ ■ visitnj.org


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Madison Arts & Culture Alliance Madison 973-615-2231 ■ madisonartsnj.org Morris County Heritage Commission, Morristown 973-829-8117 ■ morrisheritage.org Morris County Park Commission Morris Township 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net Morris County Tourism Bureau Morristown 973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org Call for a Morris County Relocation Guide Morristown and Morris Township Library Morristown 973-538-6161 ■ jfpl.org Morristown Parking Authority Morristown 973-539-4810 townofmorristown.org/mpa.html New Jersey Natural Gas, Wall 800-221-0051 ■ njliving.com PFA Designs Inc., Morristown 973-292-9333 ■ pfadesigns.com Skylands of New Jersey Tourism Council Inc. 800-4SKYLAND ■ skylandstourism.org Taylored Travel Inc., Morristown 973-455-1987 The Morristown Club, Morristown 973-539-0116 The Point at Morristown, Morristown 908-301-1000 ■ thepointatmorristown.com

Speedwell L ake
The Write Direction, Randolph 973-252-4506 ■ twdirection.com TransOptions, Inc., Cedar Knolls 973-267-7600 ■ transoptions.org Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, Whippany 973-585-7175 ■ uaccnj.org

Morristown Memorial Hospital 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown 973-971-5000 ■ atlantichealth.org Saint Clare’s Hospital 25 Pocono Road, Denville 973-625-6000 ■ saintclares.org 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover 973-989-3000 ■ saintclares.org Chilton Memorial Hospital 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains 973-831-5000 ■ chiltonmemorial.org IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: DIAL 911 TELEPHONE DIRECTORY: DIAL 411 COMMUNITY SERVICES: DIAL 211


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Are you looking for an ideal space to host your special event? The following venues and dedicated service providers are ready to assist! We also invite you to visit the ‘Come to Eat’ and ‘Come to Stay’ sections in this guide for suggestions on renting hotels, inns, conference centers or restaurants throughout Morris County.
ALSTEDE FARMS Chester 908-879-7189 ■ alstedefarms.com BICKFORD THEATRE Morris Township 973-971-3706 ■ bickfordtheatre.org COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM DOVER 973-366-9060 ■ communitychildrensmuseum.org COMMUNITY THEATRE AT MAYO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Morristown 973-539-8008 ■ mayoarts.org CRAIGMEUR RECREATION COMPLEX Jefferson Twp. 973-697-4500 ENJOU CHOCOLAT SHOP Morristown 973-993-9090 enjouchocolat.com GLASSWORKS STUDIO Morristown 973-656-0800 ■ umakeglass.com MENNEN SPORTS ARENA Morristown Indoor Ice Rink 973-326-7651 ■ morrisparks.net KNOLL COUNTRY CLUB Parsippany 973-263-7115 ■ parsippany.net MACCULLOCH HALL AND GARDENS Morristown 973-538-2404 ■ maccullochhall.org




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MORRIS MUSEUM Morristown 973-971-3700 ■ morrismuseum.org MORRIS COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU Morristown Scavenger Hunts and Walking Tours 973-631-5151 ■ morristourism.org MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION 973-326-7600 ■ morrisparks.net Golf Course Information: 973-326-7602 Picnic Area Reservations: 973-326-7631 MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES & CRAFTS Madison 973-377-2982 ■ metc.org STICKLEY MUSEUM AT CRAFTSMAN FARMS Morris Plains 973-540-1165 ■ stickleymuseum.org

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THE MORRISTOWN CLUB Morristown 973-539-0116 UKRAINIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW JERSEY Whippany 973-585-7175 ■ uaccnj.org WIGHTMAN’S FARMS Morristown 973-425-9819 ■ wightmansfarms.com

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This section is devoted to the where, when and how of your trip - the advanced planning required to get it together and take it on the road. If you are new to Morris County and not familiar with the area, we offer the following recommendations.

Tour 1 – National Historic Landmarks
10:00am – 11:30am Visit Washington’s Headquarters, Morristown National Historical Park, home of Jacob Ford Jr. This fine Morristown mansion was military headquarters during the American Revolution in 1779-1780 when George Washington made it his home for 200 days. Tour the mansion with a National Park Service ranger and tour the recently renovated museum. Should you wish to extend your time at the National Historical Park, visit some or all of its additional three sites: Fort Nonsense, the Cross Estate and Gardens, the Wick House and garden, and the soldiers’ huts at Jockey Hollow. There are gift shops at the museum and at the Jockey Hollow Visitors Center. The park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1:45am – 1:00pm Enjoy lunch in downtown Morristown, featuring over 75 restaurants with international cuisine options. These include Caribbean, Hispanic, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Irish, Italian, Greek, New York deli-style, new American and an Afghani restaurant. 1:30pm – 2:30pm The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is nationally recognized as one of the most significant sites connected with the American Arts & Crafts Movement and the only house Gustav Stickley designed and built for himself, and lived in with his family. The grounds are open all year round. Call for tour times. Admission is charged at the door. Visit the excellent gift shop. 3:00pm – 4:00pm Historic Speedwell is an early 19th century farmstead and ironworks managed by the Morris County Park Commission and home to a number of historic Revolutionary War-era homes. It features the life and times of the Stephen Vail family and their contribution to the development of the first successful electromagnetic telegraph. Stephen’s son, Alfred, collaborated with Samuel F.B. Morse and first demonstrated their invention here in the factory building, now a National Landmark site. Through exhibits and guided tours, including demonstrations of the telegraph, Historic Speedwell captures the birth of the Industrial Revolution.


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Tour 2 – Historic House Museum Tour
10:00am – 11:30am Excite the mind and enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the arts at the Morris Museum. Formerly the home of the Frelinghuysen family, the museum recently unveiled a spectacular new exhibition entitled, “Musical Machines & Living Dolls: Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection” in a brand new 4,300 square-foot gallery. Other areas of the museum’s distinguished collection include costumes and textiles, fine art, decorative art, dolls and toys, natural science, geology, paleontology and anthropology. 11:45am – 1:15pm Enjoy lunch in downtown Morristown, featuring over 75 restaurants with international cuisine options. These include Caribbean, Hispanic, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Irish, Italian, Greek, New York deli-style, new American and an Afghani restaurant. 1:30pm – 2:30pm Visit Acorn Hall and experience mid-Victorian splendor at its best. The house is furnished primarily with pieces from the Schermerhorn and Crane-Hone families, supplemented with significant objects from other prominent Morris County families. Carpeting, wall covering and decorative paint techniques remain as they were in the nineteenth century. 3:00pm – 4:00pm Experience Macculloch Hall. Built in 1810, this Federal-style mansion of more than twenty rooms was home to George Macculloch (best remembered as the Father of the Morris Canal) and five generations of his descendants. The museum features a collection of 18th and 19th century decorative and fine arts and is home to the largest collection of works by political cartoonist Thomas Nast. End your afternoon with a stroll behind Macculloch Hall through one of the oldest gardens in Morris County.

Tour 3 – Take The Kids
10:00am – 11:30am Through its changing exhibitions, theatre programs and host of special activities, the Morris Museum is an exciting venue to experience personal and shared discovery for kids and adults alike. The Museum excels at presenting programs based on the “real things”, including exhibits on the human body, rocks and minerals, mammals, dinosaurs and American Indians. For a list of current and upcoming kid-focused exhibits, visit www.morrismuseum.org. 11:30am – 12:30pm Enjoy lunch in downtown Morristown, featuring over 75 restaurants with international cuisine options. These include Caribbean, Hispanic, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Irish, Italian, Greek, New York deli-style, new American and an Afghani restaurant.


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12:30pm – 2:00pm Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is a 200-acre farm that offers educational activities and demonstrations of turn-of-the-century (1920’s) farming methods and life. Visitors are encouraged to participate in various farm-related activities, such as churning butter, cracking corn and feeding it to the chickens, as well as tending the garden. Staff is dressed in period attire and interprets the lives and roles of Foster family members, domestics and farm laborers. 2:30pm – 3:30pm The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison, houses a collection of 18th and 19th century tools and crafts and is devoted to preserving the history of Madison’s craftsmen and artisans. The most popular programs involve craftspeople - such as carpenters, coopers and blacksmiths demonstrating the use of tools in the performance of their professions. Artifacts on exhibit at the museum include such items as buckets, powder horns, hay forks, cradle scythes and the ice saws used to cut and collect ice from the surface ponds in an era before refrigeration.

Tour 4 – Shopping
10:00am – 12:00pm Enjoy shopping in downtown Morristown. Visit Century 21 Department Store, according to Patricia Marx of the New Yorker Magazine, “the Louvre” of discount stores. You’ll find your favorite designers at 40-75% off retail prices! Shop for clothing and shoes for the entire family, home furnishings, jewelry, cosmetics, perfume and leather goods. An easily walkable city, there are many boutiques and specialty stores around the Morristown Green, including the Shops at 14 Pine Street, the Simon Gallery, Enjou Chocolat and Glassworks Studio. 12:15pm – 1:30pm Enjoy lunch in downtown Morristown, featuring over 75 restaurants with international cuisine options. These include Caribbean, Hispanic, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Irish, Italian, Greek, New York delistyle, new American and an Afghani restaurant. 2:00pm – 4:30pm Shopping in Historic Chester Village. A quaint village of shops on Main Street in Historic Chester. Antiques, crafts, artwork, toys and gifts of all sorts can be found in Chester. There is also a newer mall in Chester, called the Streets of Chester on Route 206, which features familiar national retailers like the Gap. Additional Morris County shopping areas include the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, the Shoppes at Union Hill in Denville, the Morris County Mall in Cedar Knolls and the downtown shopping districts of Denville, Chatham, Boonton, Madison and Mendham.