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Macculloch Hall Historic Museum & Gardens

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Address: 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960-9374
Phone Number:
+1 973-538-2404
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in downtown Morristown, N.J., Macculloch Hall has been part of the...

Located in downtown Morristown, N.J., Macculloch Hall has been part of the local community for over 200 years, first as the home to community-minded residents, George and Louisa Macculloch (1775-1858, 1785-1863), and since 1950, as a not-for-profit museum and garden. Founder W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976) endowed MHHM as a resource for all Morristown and Morris County residents. A Federal brick mansion, Macculloch Hall was built in 1810 by George Perrott Macculloch (1775-1858), the "Father of the Morris Canal." Today this historic house and decorative arts museum comprises nine period rooms, two exhibition galleries, a dedicated classroom, and an expansive formal garden, which is open to the public free of charge.

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Great Tour of Historic Restored Home

Our group tour of Macculloch Hall was very informative and covered the history of the Macculloch and Miller families. The house has been restored due to a collection of original... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Michigan City, Indiana

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group tour of Macculloch Hall was very informative and covered the history of the Macculloch and Miller families. The house has been restored due to a collection of original antiques by a benefactor. The furnishings and artwork on display were beautiful and associated with different time period. The tour takes you through the upstairs rooms as well as the... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful home of historic structure and special gardens. House museum with special collections of a former mayor and aristo. Small gift shop.

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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

toured the hall during the 2015 Holly Walk... Nicely surprised at the amount of history and its importance to NJ and our country! nicely decorated for the holidays and lots to learn! Worth the visit!!

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Filled with Christmas spirit, this 1810 home is sure to brighten your holiday and satisfy your intellectual soul. Holiday décor including numerous decorated trees brighten the nine period rooms. Featured are 19th and early twentieth century ornaments and toys. The 18th century basement which is original to the property displays the kitchen of it's time with a fireplace furniture and... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

A mansion containing the Nast collection, period pieces, furniture, rugs, Nast cartoons, gardens in the heart of Morristown.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Open sunday afternoons and sometimes on thursday afternoons this 19th c house museum on two floors has outstanding original furnishings and decorative objects and textiles. Upstairi is a wee museum dedicated to Nash, the satarist cartoonist and creator of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus who lived across the street in the late 19th c. Home wasa housed a boys school.,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Friend and I wanted to visit here to see if we might want to put it for an adult singles group event (we do!). Easy to park right in front or across the street (free!). We were the only two people for the 1:15 tour. Basically, we saw 9 rooms. I especially enjoyed seeing some plates that were used during... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have been here three times but i always find this place is closed. Once was closed for some renovation. once there was a eco run taking place. and the third time i think we were late

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Visited Macculloch Hall on a Sunday afternoon & took a house tour which took less than an hour. Our docent was informative & knowledgeable of the history of the house & this time period. Beautiful furnishings, chandeliers & rooms that depict life in the 1800's. Morristown must have been something back in those days. Whether you live nearby or come... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

We went for the December Thomas Nast exhibit at Christmastime. It was cool seeing his actual drawings and paintings and read about his career. His actual house is right across the street. The house has mostly authentic pieces, including the "Three Sisters" chandeliers. The classroom downstairs had desks from the time period and even some doodles still carved in the... More 

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