Welcome to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

A Federal style mansion built in 1810 that now houses nine period rooms and three 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).
 

Welcome to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

The Macculloch Office

George Perrott Macculloch (1775-1858) built Macculloch Hall with his wife, Louisa (1785-1863), beginning in 1810. In 1812 they added a formal entryway and in 1819, a large schoolroom. The office, which George, Louisa, and their daughter, Mary Louisa Miller, shared was the hub of the family’s business, civic and political activities.

 

The Macculloch Office

Kitchen

Louisa and George Macculloch built their Federal style home on the site of an eighteenth-century farmhouse. A large hearth dominates the kitchen, the oldest room in Macculloch Hall, which is appointed with period cookware, utensils, furniture, and a rare example of a seventeenth-century English water clock.

 

Kitchen

The Dining Room

W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), founded Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in 1950 to showcase the fine and decorative art he favored and to celebrate Morristown’s rich history. Todd collected American and European furniture, carpets from the Middle East and China, presidential china, silver, and the work of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902), who once lived across the street from Macculloch Hall.

 

The Dining Room

Shop Locally!

The Museum carries a small selection of note cards, posters and Christmas ornaments featuring the work of American political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and books on Morristown’s history.

 

Shop Locally!

Hours and Location

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

Gardens: Daily 9:00am-5:00pm. FREE.

Office: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

For updates on weather-related closings please find us on Facebook (no account needed).

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

45 Macculloch Ave.

Morristown, N.J. 07950
973-538-2404

Ticketing

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!

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum participates in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (narmassociation.org) which entitles our members to free admission to more than 700 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!

Media Contact

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
Dr. Patricia Pongracz
ppongracz@maccullochhall.org
(973) 538-2404, ext. 11

29
May

J.P. Morgan Sends Grandma a Birthday Gift

It’s May 20, 1878, and the family has gathered at the “Old House” to celebrate Mary Louisa Macculloch Miller’s seventy-fourth birthday. Mary was the daughter of George and Louisa Macculloch. This photo was taken on the front porch of Macculloch Hall to mark this annual event. Her daughters, Edwina and Frances, and sons, Henry and […]

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01
May

Poetry at Macculloch Hall

April was Poetry Month at Macculloch Hall, even though our twenty-year-old series of poetry readings, Poets in the Garden, traditionally takes place in late summer: “Sweet is the breeze when vernal Zephyrs play,” wrote founder, George P. Macculloch, in 1815, in a thank you note for a pair of fans presented to his wife, Louisa […]

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21
Mar

“Are Women People?”

Alice Duer Miller and Women’s Rights In 1915 in an essay in the Saturday Evening Post, former President William Howard Taft wrote, “The longer the extension of the franchise to women waits, the better they will be prepared for it.”  In response, Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) wrote the following in her syndicated column “Are Women […]

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