Welcome to Macculloch Hall

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    Welcome to Macculloch Hall

    A Federal style mansion built in 1810 that now houses nine period rooms and two exhibition galleries that change year round. In addition to collections of furniture, porcelain, objects related to the presidency of the United States, and antique carpets, the museum counts among its treasures the nation’s largest collection of original art by political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902).

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM) preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs.

Hours & Location

The Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm. Group tours welcome by appointment, Sunday-Friday.

The gardens are open FREE to the public daily 9:00am-5:00pm.

Our administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

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General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors $6; Students (over 12) $6; Children 6-12 $4. Members & Children 5 & under are admitted free.

First tour begins at 1:15, last tour begins at 3:15 (galleries are self-guided). The last tickets for tour admission are sold at 3:00 pm.

Adult/senior tours and special garden access are scheduled by appointment 973-538-2404, ext. 11.

School Groups are welcome by appointment 973-538-2404, ext. 16.

Free Museum Admissions!

Free Museum Admissions with NARM

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum participates in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (narmassociation.org) which entitles our members to free admission to more than 1000 arts, cultural, and historical institutions, children’s museums and botanical gardens.

Become a member to take advantage of this great benefit – and so many more!

Arts and Culture Collaborative

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a part of the Morris County Arts & Culture Collaborative.

Media Contact

Media Contact
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Dr. Patricia Pongracz
(973) 538-2404, ext. 11

Free Museum Admissions!

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Families First Discovery Pass Program – Free museum admission and free family program/Growing in the Garden admission (pre-registration required) for active participants of Family First or the New Jersey WIC programs.

Blue Star Museums – Free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families, Saturday, May 18 – Monday, September 2, 2019

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Recent Posts

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    Potatoes Past and Present

    During summer 2018 MHHM grew potatoes in the nineteenth-century kitchen garden. Though this was the first time the museum grew potatoes in the garden, the potato has a long and esteemed history at Macculloch Hall. The first documented potato planting at Macculloch Hall was recorded by George Macculloch in 1829, the year he began keeping his […]Read More »
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    The White Cliffs and Macculloch Hall

    Remember the song The White Cliffs of Dover? This was a beloved American pop song heard everywhere during and after World War II, even into the nineteen-fifties. Did you know that the song was inspired by  The White Cliffs, a novel-in-verse published in nineteen forty? That story was written by Macculloch Hall’s own poet-laureate, Alice […]Read More »
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    The Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909

    107th Anniversary of Hudson-Fulton Earlier this month the 107th anniversary of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 passed, without public notice. That spectacular two-week celebration took place in New York Harbor upon the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the river that would be named after him. The celebration also commemorated the 110th anniversary of […]Read More »