Statue at the Morristown Green
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Morristown History

Morristown is rich with history.  We encourage you to visit these major historical attractions in Morristown! See links below.

Centered on its historic Green, the Town of Morristown is a socially and ethnically diverse community offering a wide range of amenities to residents and visitors alike.
A state-designated “regional center,” Morristown is the County Seat of Morris County  and the home of both Morristown Memorial Hospital and a wide range of cultural facilities.  George Washington really did sleep here, for Morristown served as his headquarters for two different winter encampments during the Revolutionary War.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Morristown one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.”  In and around Morristown are a wide number of historic attractions and museums– Washington’s Headquarters, MacCulloch Hall Museum and Gardens, the Morris County Historical, Society’s Acorn Hall, Historic Speedwell Village, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willow Hall and the Morris Museum.  The Morris County Historic Tourism Bureau and Visitor’s Center can provide details.

Morristown’s Historic District features many Victorian-era homes, including that of famed political cartoonist Thomas Nast.  The Community Theater in downtown

Acorn Hall


68 Morris Avenue MorristownNJ  07960

Morris Museum


6 Normandy Heights Road MorristownNJ  07960

Willow Hall


330 Speedwell Avenue (current location of Passaic River Coalition) MorristownNJ  07960