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Discover Morristown Walking Tours

Morristown, NJ – If you are looking for an intellectually different type of activity in the next coming weekends in the Morris County area, then the Morristown Walking Tours should be in your top choices. Take time to walk, enjoy the scenic views and know the rich history behind their architecture and culture.

These events are also good moments to expand your connections, meet potential friends and neighbors. Choose your pick among the three available walking tours in the next coming weeks.

The Colonial Walking Tour – July 21, 10 AM

The first walking tour to take place is The Colonial Walking Tour. Here you will rediscover the origin and culture of downtown Morristown with local historian, Alexander Hamilton and local expert, Pat Sanftner. Get to visit the  Revolutionary War sites along with your date or your family and hear of the stories of bravery, courage, and love of country that was displayed during the Continental Army's time in Morristown which lasted two winter encampments.

Curator's Presentation: Presidents and First Ladies – July 28, 10 AM

On the last Saturday of July, you may attend the Curator’s Presentation about the Presidents and First Ladies. You will walk through the Morristown National Historical Park and museum while learning of the rich archives and collections associated with American Presidents and first ladies. Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources and author, will personally present the items and the stories behind them.

In this program, you’ll get to explore the prominent people’s activities in their individual time periods by the display and discussion of extremely fascinating articles and pieces which never see the light of day. 

The Victorian Morristown Walking Tour – Aug 4, 11 AM

On the first Saturday of August, you can join the Victorian Morristown Walking Tour. In this tour, you get to see and hear about one of the grandest periods in Morristown's 300-year plus history, known as the Victorian Morristown.
A local expert in this period, Ann Kurlander, will be your guide. You will get to walk through the Historic District of Morristown. You will get to visit residential and commercial buildings that were built in the year 1850-1910 and learn of the customs that they had back then. You will also know of the history behind the houses know in Morristown as the “painted ladies”.

All tours are organized by The Morris County Tourism Bureau and it will start at their office which is located at 6 Court Street Morristown, NJ 07960. Each schedule is limited to 30 participants and lasts about an hour. Registration cost for any of the walking tours is 15$. For more info please call 973-631-5151.

Traditional Independence Day 2018 Celebrations at Morristown and Mendham

Morristown, NJ – The 4th of July is celebrated in various ways in New Jersey. There are those who are not so fond of the fireworks and the smoke and the traditional way appeals more to them. Good thing Morristown plans exactly that for this 2018 Independence Day.

Relive our history, its importance and reminisce the great amount of heroism that it takes to arrive at the original 4th of July event. Morristown’s Independence Day celebration will show you through the whole scene that you might no longer see in movies.  Bring your family and friends to Morristown Green at 10 N Park Pl, Morristown, NJ. Old folk music and musket salute will greet you as you arrive in Morristown’s annual reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The whole re-enactment will happen on the noon of July 4. After which there will be a free guided tour to the church and colonial-era graveyard.

Mandham, NJ - Also, if you want a more simple celebration you want to drive to Mendham. Their celebration will start with an invocation followed by the raising of the American flag. Then a short parade around the Brookside Community Club will follow.

Know any other events in Morristown? Feel free to comment them down below.


Things to Do in New Jersey

If Morristown Restaurants are just too busy for you, try Il Vecchio Café


If you are looking for things to do in NJ, then one of the things you can do is go on a gastronomic adventure. One of the places we recommend is Il Vecchio Café. It’s a great place for those who fancy Italian food, wanting to eat it as one of their favorite things to do in NJ.

Located in Caldwell, you can enjoy a wide array of Italian cuisine, from Salads, freshly-baked bread, and artisanal pasta with ribs, sausages, and other choice cuts here. It also serves Italian desserts like Neopolitan and cannoli. This Italian food adventure you can enjoy for just $29!

Morristown offers the beautiful “Cross Estate” Gardens


To those who are planning on their things to do in NJ, one of the great additions to your list would be to visit The Cross Estate Gardens in Morristown, NJ. The reason why it’s one of the greatest things to do while on the said town is that you get to experience a wide array of flora and fauna while you’re here.

The garden is a site to marvel at and is maintained by volunteers. This is a great place to visit if you’re on a tight budget, as visiting the place costs absolutely zero.


If you like horses, a fun thing to do in Basking Ridge at Lord Stirling Park


A visit to the Lord Stirling Parks is one of the worthwhile things to do in NJ, most especially for those who want to know more about the environment and expose themselves to a more diverse set of flora and fauna.

From marshes with cattails and lowlands with wood, this is indeed, a great place to be in. It also offers educational programs and a wide array of outdoor events through their Environmental Education Center, which makes it a must-add on your things to do in NJ list.



Things to do in Morristown

The Civil War Weekend: Historic Speedwell

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One of the great ways to spend the weekend in Morristown is to be at the Historic Speedwell. If you’re someone who’s fascinated with the history of a place, in this case, America, and its Civil War, which is one of the most iconic moments in history, then this is the place for you.

Not only will you learn more about the Civil War – you’d actually immerse yourself in it! At the Civil War Weekend, you’d see actors dressed live as soldiers, where they’d be demonstrating basic drills for the bayonet, artillery, and musket use, the way they did it back then. To top it all off, it doesn’t even cost much to do so!


Arctic Freeze Creamery: A Whole New Ice Cream Experience


If you want to take yourself to a gastronomic experience through ice cream, then Ocean City is a great place to spend the weekend in. When you’re here, don’t forget to drop by Arctic Freeze Creamery, who serves ice cream in a unique way.

Instead of serving them in tubs, they serve it hand-rolled. It’s a phenomenon that became popular in Thailand in the late 2000s, and it has found its way throughout Southeast Asia, and eventually, it made its way to Ocean City! This specialty shop is scraped into a cup and topped with toppings of your choice, whatever floats your boat!


The Stone Pony Summer Stage


This Summer-long event, which spans from May 12, 2018, to October 12, 2018, is a great way to enjoy the warm, lovely summer breeze, and that is with live music from great bands!

Pony’s site can be visited to have a look at the tickets and other things you need to know, such as the full roster of bands that would be playing on the sites, schedule of performances, ticket rates, and the time that the gates open could be determined through the Stone Pony’s website. If you’re from New Jersey, make it a point to catch them playing in a town near you!


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