Things to do in Morristown
Explore all the things to do in Morristown, New Jersey. This charming town provides the perfect backdrop for any type of traveler. Spend the day in town visiting historical sites, boutiques, museums and local theaters.
Discover some of our favorite things to do below, or explore some of our top finds by traveler type or interest.
|Historic Downtown Morristown
This historic downtown district exudes a charming ambience and is now host to a wide array of things to do in Morristown, including dining and shopping. The Morristown Crossroads District is home to a diverse range of specialty shops, restaurants, services and more. Completed in 1969, Morristown's famous overhead sidewalks known as "Skymart" was an ambitious urban renewal project that added a second, overhead sidewalk system to Morristown's historic Main Street. Morristown is the only city in America with a two-level sidewalk system.
|Acorn Hall - .3 miles
68 Morris Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960 | (973) 267-3465
Acorn Hall was built for the Schermerhorn family in 1853, and purchased by Agustus and Mary Crane in 1860. It serves as an authentic representation of early upper-middle class suburban life in Morris County. In recognition of the role of the Crane and Hone women in both preservation and the women’s suffrage movement, Acorn Hall is part of the NJ Women’s Hertitage Trail.
|George Washington's Winter Headquarters | Ford Mansion - .5 miles
30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960
With so many historical things to do in Morristown, be sure to stop by The Washington Headquarters Museum, designed by John Russell Pope and completed in 1937. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you will find a 30 minute film and three exhibit galleries. The Ford Mansion is seen by guided tours no more than 20 visitors with a single ranger or guide. The tour takes you through the Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion, where General Washington and his aids spent six months starting in December 1779.
Morris Museum | Bickford Theatre - 1 mile
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 | (973) 971-3700
The Morris Museum is the only museum in New Jersey with a professional theatre that produces and presents professional productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, and mysteries; year-round children’s theatre; a jazz series; a blues series, and special concerts and performances.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 1.2 miles
353 East Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07962 | (973) 326-7600
Surrounding a magnificent Colonial Revival mansion, the woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and distinctive collections of trees and shrubs of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum make this the ideal setting for leisurely strolls. Today, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is also a regional center for horticultural activities, including educational programs, special tours, group tours, special events, and a comprehensive collection of botanical literature.
Morris County Golf Club - 2.2 miles
36 Punch Bowl Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 | (973) 539-7200
The Club's immaculately maintained 18-hole, par 70 MCGC course was designed in 1916 by Seth Raynor (possibly in partnership with Charles Blair MacDonald) and features 150 acres of tree-lined fairways and undulating terrain. It is known as a "thinking man's course," as many of the greens cannot be seen from the tee, adding to the challenge posed by this course.
|The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey - 4 miles
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 | 973-408-5600
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually. It is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Now in its 49th season, it is the longest-running Shakespeare theatre on the east coast.
Learn more about our Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Package
The Mall at Short Hills - 6 miles
1200 Morris Tpke., Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 376-7350
Nowhere else in the world can you find such an unprecedented collection of upscale specialty retailers. The region's preeminent shopping destination includes 160 specialty stores and restaurants. Over 40 boutiques have their only NJ location at The Mall at Short Hills, so a stop here is among our guests favorite things to do in Morristown.
|Livingston Mall - 6 miles
112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039 | (973) 994-9391
Shopping is among the many things to do in Morristown and The Livingston Mall is no exception. It is a two-level, super-regional shopping mall that features around 110 specialty shops, including Lord and Taylor and Macy's.