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.



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.


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.


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).  

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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.  New this year is our signature Nast ornament for 2015. Come see what we have during touring hours, Wed., Thur. and Sun. 1-4pm.


Recent Blog Posts


Thanksgiving at Macculloch Hall

Until W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976) purchased Macculloch Hall in 1949 to preserve it as a museum, the house had been home to five generations of Macculloch descendants. George (1775-1858) and Louisa Macculloch (1785-1863) had two children. Their daughter, Mary Louisa (1804-1888) and son-in-law, Senator Jacob Miller (1800-1862), had nine children, who lived at Macculloch Hall […]

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Mr. Macculloch’s Latin School

With school now in full swing, Macculloch Hall House Museum’s inaugural blog post takes a look at Mr. Macculloch’s Latin School and what school was like in Morristown, N.J., in the 1820s…

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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 and special garden access are scheduled by appointment (973) 538-2404 x11.

School Groups are welcome by appointment (973) 538-2404 x16.

Media Contact

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

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