Morris County is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway for visitors who enjoy experiencing historic, cultural, recreational activities with many excellent restaurants and overnight accommodations.
Located approximately 30 miles north-west of New York City, Morris County has a rich historic background dating back to the Revolutionary War when it was known as The Military Capital of the American Revolution.
During this period , Morristown was the home of two of General George Washington and his Continental Army's winter encampments. Today visitors can get to see many of the historical sites and museums from that period.
During the 19th century Morris County became an important transportation center, with the building of the 102 mile Morris Canal in 1831, connecting Phillipsburg on the Delaware River with Jersey City on the Hudson River, The canal was an important waterway in the transport iron ore, coal and freight from mines to factories.
Today, Morris County is a vibrant and charming suburban community with museums, performing arts, gardens, parks and outdoor recreation.
Morristown is the County Seat of Morris County, and the cultural center of Morris County. Also a place where George Washington slept and served his headquarters for two different winter encampments during the Revolutionary War. It's many attractions include; Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris County Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center , MacCulloch Hall Historical Museum , Morris Museum, Washington's Headquarters, Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, and other cultural attractions
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The Museum is committed to fostering an understanding, cultivation, and appreciation of America's past by presenting and interpreting the history, culture, and lives of the inhabitants of New Jersey from its earliest settlement through the present day.