Thursday July 27, 2017

I am proud to serve one of the most dynamic and desirable areas in the country — Northern New Jersey. On these pages, Town & Country Properties has compiled valuable information for you about its top attractions and highlights — things I think you would like to know when considering buying or selling a home in the area.

Museums


Washington's Headquarters (Ford Mansion)


The Ford Mansion, located on Morris Avenue, was General George Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters during the Jockey Hollow winter encampment of 1779-80. The building is now open to the public to visit. Admission is free for children 15 and younger and Adult tickets cost $4.00 and are good for 7 days.

For more info, visit: http://www.nps.gov/morr/index.htm

Liberty Science Center


Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Highlights include an imax dome theatre and birthday party packages.

For more info, visit: http://www.lsc.org

Museum Of Early Trades And Crafts


Located in Madison, the mission of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of America's past by presenting and interpreting the history, culture and lives of ordinary people through educational programs, through preservation and stewardship of our collection, and through exhibition and demonstration of the trades and crafts practiced in New Jersey from its earliest settlement.

For more info, visit: http://www.metc.org

Morris Museum


The Morris Museum is a great way to spend the day with family and friends. Located conveniently in Morristown, the Morris Museum has something to please everyone. The museum is constantly changing exhibitions so take a look at the website and see if anything catches your eye.

For more info, visit: http://www.morrismuseum.org

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm


Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster in 1979 bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a "living historical farm," the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm. General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, bought the property in the mid-1800s and built the impressive Gothic Revival home, The Willows. Charles Foster purchased the farm in 1881, changing its name to Fosterfields, and it was here that Caroline Foster lived 98 of her 102 years. As she wished, Fosterfields offers an incomparable opportunity to experience our agricultural heritage, providing through its living history programs and tours a fascinating look at life in the late Victorian era.

For more info, visit: http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum


Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District. Visitors are invited to imagine the house as it was used by each generation of the Macculloch family. The Maccullochs influenced education, economics, politics and cultural events of their day. Three exhibit galleries complement Macculloch Hall’s ten period rooms. Each year the Museum offers a diverse schedule of changing exhibits and educational programs attended by thousands of visitors from throughout the United States.

For more info, visit: http://maccullochhall.org

Frelinghuysen Arboretum


The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum was founded in 1972. Its mission to support and promote the development of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Morris County Park Commission is realized through the various programs, exhibits and trips which it sponsors. Through their continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum foster and develop public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world.

For more info, visit: http://www.arboretumfriends.org

Reeves-Reed Arboretum


Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located in Summit, New Jersey and has 13+ acres of landscaped lawns, gardens and woodlands. Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich its visitors so they may become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens.

For more info, visit: http://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org