You are standing in George Macculloch’s office, part of the house built in 1810.
Before the center hall was added, the front door was originally in the north wall where the window is now. In 1810, the Maccullochs purchased a 26-acre farm with an existing stone bank house built circa 1765. To build Macculloch Hall, builders removed the upper story of the house and built the new, larger house on top and to the West of the stone foundation. Note how thick the walls of the doorway you just entered are. At the time, it was an exterior wall.
This office was the family’s center of business, political, and civic activities. The Eastlake bookcases on the west wall contain the family’s books reflecting their interest in politics, history, and religion. In this room, George Macculloch may have envisioned the Morris Canal, which ran from Eastern Pennsylvania to Jersey City from 1831 to 1924.
A Survey Map of the Morris Canal dating to 1822 hangs on the east wall. Below it is a model of a canal boat on iron tracks being towed with a cable up an inclined plane. You can touch part of the rail and cable used to tow a barge up an inclined plane, and hold a large key to the strong box or safe by the door.
To learn more about the portrait hanging on the west wall, please click Senator Jacob Miller's Portrait below.
To learn more about Louisa and Mary Louisa Macculloch, please click Louisa and Mary Louisa Macculloch below.
To experience the dining room built in 1810, please walk through the doorway to the east and click Explore the Dining Room below.