Take a leisurely walk along some of Morristown's historical streets and view some of the 700 buildings that make up the Morristown Historic District. See where Thomas Nast, the famous cartoonist, lived and created the image of Santa Claus. Are you curious to see some of the grave sites of prominent founders of Morristown? Would you like to learn more about local history and architecture? Enjoy this media-rich, interactive, tour experience with a photo of each stop.
Choose your own route or follow our recommended tour route that leads you through Morristown’s beautiful historic streets, in and around famous landmarks and churches. Just tap each stop to hear professionally narrated stories with music and sound effects. Navigate the content through the detailed stop menu or tour map which links to a GPS tour map and maps application.
Historic Morristown Walking Tour and Beyond
Estimated Tour time: approximately 2 hours to two days
Audio: 25 minutes
Morris County was formed by an Act of the State Legislature on March 15, 1738. Named after Colonel Lewis Morris, then Governor of the Province of New Jersey, the region originally included what are now the counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren. Several years after its founding, the community of West or New Hanover was renamed "Morris Town" and designated the county seat of government.
The first 20 stops are in the downtown core of Morristown. Stops 21 through 24 are walkable but are outside the core. Stops 25 through 27 are better visited with a car. This tour provides content and guidance for a two-day or more visit of Morris County’s national historic landmarks and major attractions.