• Museum open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1-4 pm
  • Gardens open every day from 9 am-5 pm
  • Guided or self-guided museum tours
  • Rotating exhibitions in two galleries
  • Educational programs
  • Biennial Historic District House Tour fundraiser
  • Year-round lectures, concerts, and poetry readings
  • Guided tours
  • Self-guided tours
  • Two-hour street parking
  • ADA accessible site
  • Museum gift shop
  • Adults - $8
  • Seniors and students over 12 - $6
  • Children 6-12 - $4
  • Members and children under 5 - Free
  • Garden tour - Free

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960


Macculloch Hall has been part of the local community for over 200 years, first as a home to George and Louisa Macculloch, and since 1950, as a non-profit museum and garden known as Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. The Federal-style brick mansion is located on a 26-acre gentleman’s farm originally purchased by George Macculloch, a businessman, scholar, and visionary best known for creating the Morris Canal. Today, the museum is renowned for its major collection of works by 19th century American cartoonist Thomas Nast who popularized the Republican Elephant, Democratic Donkey, and America’s image of Santa Claus. The museum boasts nine period rooms, two exhibition galleries, a dedicated classroom, and expansive formal garden. The Garden Club of Morristown worked to revive the historic landscape in the 1950s and still assists with its upkeep today.


  • Check out the property’s gardens that feature New Jersey’s second oldest and largest sassafras tree.
  • Attend an educational program, lecture, concert or poetry reading on site.

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