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“Excellent tour of period house”

Macculloch Hall Historic Museum & Gardens
Ranked #12 of 29 things to do in Morristown
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a well run historical home. The person giving the tour was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A wonderful hour to learn about famous people in the area.

1  Thank Netmouse R
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stopped in on rainy Halloween day about mid afternoon. My friend and I got a personal tour of the Hall which is three floors showcasing furniture, household items/collections and generally an accounting of the home's occupants and social peers through these displays.

We were warmly greeted upon arrival and got a tour by a knowledgeable young lady who definitely has passion for her role in sharing history with guests. This was my second time visiting but it had been awhile. My plan is to go back sometime in warmer weather to view the gardens.

There is I a new separate portion of the museum highlighting more recent historical NJ history. I rather thought this didn't fit with the rest of the museum.

Thank NJLeoOH
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Have lived in Morristown for 30 years, getting ready to move and first visit to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Very nice tour of the house with a lot of history of the area, beautiful historic collection of furniture, household items and art work. Nice Nast exhibit. Gardens even in early spring are very nice.

Thank Geoqual
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

It was raining -- and we like antiques, so we tried Macculloch. We were pleasantly surprised to see so many beautiful and interesting antiques from the Parson's collection. While we have visited many period homes and museums, we saw items at Macculloch that we had never seen before. There are some excellent examples of WIndsor chairs -- so many varieties! -- and the Thomas Nast collection is quite interesting. The garden, though mostly spent, was pretty. Would love to see it during the summer! We are recommending Macculloch to friends and family in NJ area. PS -- Docent had good stories about local history and was both interesting and accommodating.

Thank alvalady
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Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

We decided to see what Macculloch museum had to offer. My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised. After visiting many museums we never thought a small local museum could add to our knowledge about the little things. The docent was incredible and kept making us want to know more. The garden is lovely and allows for a very calming & relaxing respite.

1  Thank Rena M
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