Welcome to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

An 1810 historic house museum with period rooms, changing exhibits & gardens, featuring the nation’s largest collection of original art by political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Regular hours: Wed, Thurs & Sun.  1 – 4pm.  Office: M-F 9am – 4pm (closed Thanksgiving & the Christmas week).  Garden: M-F 9am – 4pm & Sun. 1 – 4pm.  For our weather-related open/closed status, please find us on Facebook (no account needed).

Remembering Abe Lincoln

Come to Macculloch Hall on Presidents’ Day and learn something new about America’s sixteenth president!

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New Scouting Programs!

We’ve added new programs on Architecture for Boy Scouts and Maps for Cub Scouts this spring!

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New Exhibit!

Before radio, TV, or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast illustrated battles, Union and Confederate troop movements. The Civil War through the Eyes of Thomas Nast will be on exhibit through 2015.

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Shop Locally!

The Museum Shop carries a number of Thomas Nast items including ornaments, Christmas cards and other gifts year ‘round, as well as gifts and stationary with images inspired by our decorative arts collections.  Come see what we have! During touring hours, Wed., Thur. and Sun. 1-4pm.


Thomas Nast: Unknown Works and American Icons

We’re displaying an important collection of rarely exhibited, virtually unknown works by the man whose art defined many of America’s most popular icons: Santa Claus, Uncle Sam, the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant.

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Regular hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1pm to 4 pm. The gardens are open Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm and Sundays 1 - 4pm unless posted otherwise. Please find us on Facebook (no account needed) for updates on the Museum's open/closed status in the event of severe weather.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum's offices are open Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.


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 pm.

Adult/senior tours, site rentals (corporate, business, or nonprofit organizations only) and garden use are scheduled by appointment only (973) 538-2404 x15. School Groups by appointment only (973) 538-2404 x16.

Annual Giving Appeal

As the year draws to a close, would you consider supporting Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens? Your support is critical to the ongoing viability of the Museum and its significant contribution to the richness of cultural and educational life in Morris County.

Memberships, admissions and grants only cover a portion of our operating budget. Your contribution helps bridge the gap so we can provide the community with exhibits and innovative programs, calming garden spaces, and a place to explore the largest collection of political cartoonist Thomas Nast's original work in the nation.

Thank you for your support!

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Website photos by Stan Freeny

Media Contact

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
Karen Hollywood
(973) 538-2404 ext. 15