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

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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

11
Sep

Lafayette’s Visit: Eyewitness to History

September is the birthday month of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution who in 1780 brought news to General Washington in Morristown that the French fleet was sailing to help the colonists. Forty-five years later on Bastille Day, July 14, 1825, Lafayette returned to Morristown escorted by the Morris cavalry. […]

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15
Aug

Henry Miller, Civil War Naval Hero

On June 10, 1857 two young Midshipmen graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis – Henry William Miller (1836-1909), grandson of George Perrot Macculloch and Henry Davis Todd (1838-1907), uncle of W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), the founder of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. After graduation, they were both assigned to the USS Mohican on anti-slavery patrol […]

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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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