The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

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The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Rob S
Saint Inigoes, MD3 contributions
A delightful tour and relaxing grounds complete with picnic tables
Aug 2019
Visiting friends in Chatham, we were aware of the museum and thought they would enjoy seeing it. We decided to augment the visit by bringing a picnic lunch. It was a special experience and worked out wonderfully well. Our tour guide Josilyn was engaged and instructive, happy to relate information about the site and the family history and to answer questions. Others have commented more extensively with enthusiasm. Suffice to say, we concur.
Written August 17, 2019
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Adriana
Sparta, NJ814 contributions
Beautiful Saturday afternoon spent at Stickley!
Aug 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and I came back to the Stickley Museum for the second time this past weekend. We enjoyed the informational tour consisting of eight people including ourselves. Our docent, Tony, was a wealth of knowledge and talked about Gustav Stickley’s early childhood years, the development of the Stickley home in Morris Plains, and Stickley’s arts and crafts movement and his utopian vision. I was able to reserve free museum passes at the Sparta Library for here, but generally admission is $10/adult, $7 for seniors/students. The museum offers free admission for active duty military personnel and their families. They are open year round, Thursday-Sunday and tours are given four times a day on these days (12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15). The museum is viewed by guided tour only. Even if you can’t make a guided tour, you can enjoy the grounds free of charge from dawn to dusk.
Written August 15, 2019
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NJ_Diver79
Parsippany, NJ198 contributions
Underrated opportunity to learn local history
Jul 2019 • Couples
With no prior expectations, we purchased two GroupOn tickets for this venue which is tucked away in Parsippany off of Route 10 west. I must have driven by this 500 times and not given it much more than a cursory glance.

Tony, our guide, was a wealth of knowledge about Gustav Stickley, the techniques of the era, the location, general history, woodworking in general (he was a former cabinet maker) and so much more.

Not only was the tour full of surprising bits of interesting history and local tradecraft, it was a beautiful way to spend the afternoon, from the sweeping vista of the front lawn of the Stickley home (now museum) to the warm interior of the home which included many of his designs.

We really enjoyed this tour and thought it was a great value.
Written July 17, 2019
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Kublakate
Ramsey, MN147 contributions
Eye Candy with a very informative tour.
Jun 2019 • Family
You can tour Gustav Stickley's fantastic house! He was a furniture maker during the 'Arts & Crafts' movement who believed that objects should be built from local, natural materials. His objects are simple in design, but ultimately beautiful in their craftsmanship and attention to detail.

You don't have to be a Stickley fan, or even a fan of craftsmanship to enjoy this tour because it is also a tour of a historical house. We enjoyed the creaking wooden floorboards, stories about the family, and the dim lighting.

If you enjoy the arts & crafts style, you should definitely explore the gift shop as well.

Young kids might get bored, but 10-year-olds might enjoy the old weird creaky house.

The house is visited by tour only. Tours start at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and last about an hour. The gift shop closes at 4pm. Admission is $10 ($7 Seniors and Students, $4 Children).
Written July 8, 2019
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Bob S
Morristown, NJ4 contributions
Historic and intriguing
Aug 2018 • Couples
Great restoration of the home and workshops of Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker who is considered one of the finest Arts and Crafts/Mission styles practitioners in America. Stickley believed in living one's life with the commitment to form following function, eschewing overly ornate or overly decorated furniture, homes and Ife styles.
Written July 2, 2019
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Elissa P
1 contribution
A pleasant surprise
Apr 2019 • Friends
Had a great tour guide (Joan) and was pleasantly surprised as to how much the museum had to offer. Spent 2 hours touring and was amazed at the accomplishments of Gustav Stickley. Highly recommend visiting.
Written April 3, 2019
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Angela H
Monroe, NJ412 contributions
If you love Stickley Style......
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Stickley Museum shows off the art and craft of Gustav Stickley and his vision. The museum was the Stickley's home for many years and is truly a showcase of the furniture he designed. The tour you'll go on is well done and very informative.
Written March 25, 2019
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Linda C
Dublin, OH172 contributions
Nice tour of a cool old home with interesting history
Jan 2019 • Friends
Our tour guide was great. Loved seeing the original furniture Stickley designed. I hope they can do renovations that are needed - the second floor is like a fun house and needs to be addressed.
Written January 21, 2019
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161945
West Orange, NJ90 contributions
A Home That Pays Tribute to the Stickley Philosophy
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was our second visit to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. Like many attractions close to one's home, this one was one of those "oh yeah, we have to visit again places." The first time we visited during the summer. We finally got around to another visit because we wanted to see the home decorated for Christmas.

You must take a tour of the home in order to see it, though you can wander the grounds on your own. They are a public park, maintained by the town.

Our tour guide had real depth of knowledge about the Stickleys, their home, and the whole Craftsman movement/philosophy. Her vibrant personality made the tour even more engaging. The home is an embodiment of Stickley's belief that homes and furnishings should be simple, beautiful, and well-constructed. He believed industrialization was killing craft in the USA and abroad.

The house was decorated for Christmas with objects and ornaments authentic to the era and the home. The lighting was kept subtle to replicate the original gas lighting that was later electrified.

The tour guide began with a brief lecture on the closed in porch of the home and illustrated the Craftsman principles with examples of different kinds of wood, tongue and groove construction, etc. Then she took the group through the house, touring the main floor and the second floor bedrooms.

The home is not large, so devoting perhaps two hours to the visit would be reasonable. Because of the size of the home, tour groups are kept small, which also allows for opportunities for questions, which our guide could answer informatively and enthusiastically. She also told us there still were Stickleys on their board of trustees.

In better weather, one could walk around the grounds and stay for a picnic at available tables. Visitors also should be aware that there are some private homes on the property and in the vicinity.

I would not recommend this home for very young children. Space is tight, and it probably would not be too exciting to them.

There is a nice gift shop with some lovely merchandise based on Stickley designs and furnishings.
Written December 17, 2018
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pumpkinj2017
Short Hills, NJ256 contributions
A Gem of a Tour
Aug 2018 • Family
extremely interesting tour; off the beaten path; very interesting gift shop as well. For architecture and antique lovers, well worth the visit.
Written December 9, 2018
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