Experience everyday American history where it happened.

Welcome to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Morristown's Community Museum

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Newly arrived British immigrants George and Louisa Macculloch built Macculloch Hall in 1810. They expanded their Federal-style mansion in 1812 and 1819, tripling its size, as their family's prominence in local, state, and national affairs grew. Come explore the largest collection of original work of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902), art, and American history where it happened.

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MUSEUM EXPERIENCES

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Accessible Audio Guide

Available 24/7 from anywhere!

 

 

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Please Touch Tour

The Please Touch Tour allows visitors to interpret the historic site and its collections through touch and smell.

 
 
 
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Bring Your Own Device Tour

Available on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other smart device anywhere, anytime!

 

Collections

Experience American and European fine and decorative art in a nineteenth-century local family's mansion. Explore the work of Thomas Nast (1840-1902), the "father of American political cartoons," who once lived just across Macculloch Avenue.

Historic Gardens

Once home to a 26-acre working farm, today our gardens are open daily FREE to the public. Enjoy MHHM's wisteria, given to the Macculloch family by Commodore Matthew Perry in 1857, and visit the second-oldest sassafras tree in New Jersey.

Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Interactive Home Activities

Explore MHHM at home! Visit us online weekly for new things to do.  

 

Educational Programs

We're excited to learn with you! Join us for lectures on the collections by experts on Zoom. Explore our programs for life-long learners, children, school groups, and young adults.

Upcoming Events

Join us online or in person! Our curators look forward to exploring Macculloch Hall Historical Museum with you.

DISCOVER THE

STORIES OF MACCULLOCH HALL

Children's Room as displayed by W. Parsons Todd

Carpets from the Collection of W. Parsons Todd

Walking into Macculloch Hall in 1950, after it was purchased by our museum's founder W. Parsons Todd, you ...
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Children harvest potatoes at Macculloch Hall

Potatoes Past and Present

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! gardeners harvest potatoes at MMMH, August 2018 During summer 2018 MHHM grew potatoes ...
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White Cliffs by Alice Duer Miller

The White Cliffs and Macculloch Hall

Remember the song The White Cliffs of Dover? This was a beloved American pop song heard everywhere during ...
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Close up of a man with long white beard and top hat with red and white stripes and band of white stars on blue background.

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 ...
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USS Brandywine: The Ship Lafayette arrived on

Lafayette’s Visit: Eyewitness to History

September is the birthday month of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution who ...
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Henry William Miller, Civil War Naval Hero

On June 10, 1857 two young Midshipmen graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Henry William Miller (1836-1909), ...
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