Join Morris County Tourism in New Jersey for their historic Fall tour series: Hauntings & Hikes! Less than an hour away from NYC by car or train, Morristown makes a perfect historic getaway or a spooky overnight adventure!
|October 10th – “Historic Hike“|
|A 90-minute hike from the Morris County Courthouse uphill to Fort Nonsense. Historic sites include the Courthouse, the area’s first water system and the story of how Fort Nonsense, got its name. Tour participants will encounter a steep hill ascending to Fort Nonsense.|
Tour will be led by Al MacLennan, a heritage tour guide. Tour begins at 6 Court Street, Morristown at 10am.
|October 17th & 24th – “Remains to Be Seen”|
|Morristown’s 300 years of death and dying are revealed by local historians Peg Shultz and David Breslauer with an evening lantern tour of the National Historic District. |
Starting with the graves at St. Peter’s churchyard, Ms. Shultz will recount the lives of those buried including Alfred Vail, inventor of the telegraph and George Macculloch and his wife Louisa. Macculloch created the Morris Canal. The lantern walk will then enter the historic neighborhood. The grand homes include the Thomas Nast house, a National Landmark, the Kedge, Edgewood, Goodrest, Evergreens, and the Potts mansion, ending at Macculloch Hall.
Tour starts at St. Peter’s Church, Miller & South Street, Morristown 5pm -6:30pm.