Boonton Historical Society & Museum
210 Main Street
Located in the 1868 Dr. John Taylor House, 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.
Sun.: 1-4 p.m., and first Friday of each month: 4-9 p.m.
Dover Historical Society
55 West Blackwell Street
The Dover Area Historical Society protects, preserves and recognizes the historic artifacts, buildings, districts and locales within the town of Dover; maintains a museum, a living center for displays, meetings and research, and reach out to all with educational and entertaining presentations of the rich history of the Dover area.
Visit the museum by appointment.
A New Jersey Children’s Museum
4 Vreeland Avenue
One of the few local museums that specializes in pre-school age and young school children. There is a wide variety of exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Our goal is to provide a learning experience that’s fun and exciting for children, parents, teachers and group leaders. Field trips and birthday parties.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens
45 Macculloch Avenue
A 20-room Federal-style mansion, built in 1810 by George Macculloch, the “Father” of the Morris Canal. In the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District, the museum’s 10-period rooms showcase fine 18th and 19th century furnishings, while three galleries offer changing exhibits.
Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall
68 Morris Avenue
The headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society was built as a private residence in 1853 and enlarged and remodeled in 1860 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, open Wed. and Thurs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m.; group tours by appointment; hosts changing exhibits on local history and nineteenth century life and has a garden and The Oakleaf Gift Shop, open during regular office hours, Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 Normandy Heights Road
Art, science, theater, history close to home. From permanent collections of fine and decorative arts to model railroad and dinosaur exhibitions. Visit the museum gift shop for unique items.
Tues.- Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. and the second and third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Morris Plains Museum
51 Jim Fear Drive
A collection of artifacts, records and documents relating to the development of the community and some of its famous former residents, including the artist Homer Davenport. The museum features permanent and changing exhibits.
Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and by appointment.
Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Place
Morristown National Historical Park is made up of 4 units: The Ford Mansion and Museum, Jockey Hollow, The New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate Gardens, and Fort Nonsense.
Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
The Ford Mansion is shown only by guided tours, which leave from the museum.
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main St. at Green Village Rd.
Call for a calendar of events or information on programs.
Museums at Drakesville Historic Park
209-211 Main Street
Listed on the New Jersey State and National Registers of Historic Places.
A newly restored Parlor and two Exhibition rooms are open to the public.
Open on the second Sunday of each month from 1 a.m.-4 p.m. April – December and by appointment.
Ralston Cider Mill
P.O. Box 301, Mendham
Mendham Road and Roxiticus Road
On display is the restored original equipment where one can see a demonstration of the production process and hear the story of hard cider, applejack and bootleg “Jersey Lightning.”
Museum open May, Sun. 1-5 p.m.; last two weeks of September, Sun. 1-5 p.m.; October, Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. and by appointment to groups.
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 West
This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the 1911 estate of noted designer, Gustav Stickley, who is internationally known for his multiple roles as lifestyle designer, philosopher, publisher, social critic, and leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
Open year round; Closed major holidays.
Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Tours depart hourly: 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
With the exception of Open House events, the Log House may only be viewed via guided tour.
Washington Township Historical Society
6 Fairview Avenue
Located in an 1830 stone house, our collections include a research library, an extensive photo collection, maps, a genealogy collection, historic artifacts and papers.
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
The Whippany Railway Museum has been bringing to life the history of New Jersey’s railroads to the public since 1985.
April-October, Sunday noon-4 p.m., some holiday programming.