Summer Performances

Celebrate the summer in song and verse in MHHM’s historic gardens! Spook Handy, the Harmonium Choral Society and Dolce Trio will be performing. Also, now in its fifteenth year, Poets in the Garden is delighted to welcome celebrated poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson.

Summer Performances

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


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.


The Dining Room

Hours and Location

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

The gardens are open FREE to the public daily 9:00am-5:00pm.

Our administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

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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 3:00 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 ( 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

Media Contact Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Dr. Patricia Pongracz (973) 538-2404, ext. 11

Upcoming Events


Summer in Song & Verse

Programs are rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather or overbearing heat, programs will be held in the Schoolroom Gallery. $10 for adults, FREE for members.

Current Exhibit

Current Exhibit

Schoolroom Gallery

Now showing in the School Room Gallery The Art of the Book: Thomas Nast Paints “The Arabian Nights”.


The Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909

107th Anniversary of Hudson-Fulton Earlier this month the 107th anniversary of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 passed, without public notice. That spectacular two-week celebration took place in New York Harbor upon the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the river that would be named after him. The celebration also commemorated the 110th anniversary of […]

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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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Henry William 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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