Historic Homes of Morristown NJ

Dated: 08/10/2012

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Morristown NJ abounds in history.  Many famous people have walked the green in Morristown, which dates back to over 250 years in existence now. Take a walk around the green and feel the history.  You will even come upon the statues of some of the lengendary people who spent time in Morristown and helped to form our wonderful nation.  There are beautiful historic buildings and homes in Morristown too.  Take a walking tour and see if you can find:  the Canfield House-built around 1800 for Israel Canfield, propertor of Canfield and Wetmore's General Store.  The Sansay House-built in 1807 for Louise Sansay.  Marquis de Lafayette had a delicious dinner there one night!!  Macculloch Hall-completed in 1819 for George Perrot Maccullock, best known as the father of the Morris Canal.  This manor house served as home to five generations of Macculloch descendents, until 1949.  Today the mansion and gardens are open to the public and house a collection of 18th and 19th century English and American decorative arts.  You can also find a major collection of the works of political cartoonist, Thomas Nast (author of the peom "Twsa the Night Before Christmas"). Thomas Nast lived in Morristown form 1872 to 1892 and was the host to many famous people including Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant.  So take a walk around Morristown and walk in the footsteps of the rich and famous!!

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