448 Route 206 South
Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: (973) 383-3922
Fax: (973) 579-5683
Arts & Museums
The Space Farms Zoo and Museum welcome all to experience the history and nature here. Along with the wild side, one can enjoy the educational programs conducted for all ages. With over 100 acres of land with a serene atmosphere for play and picnics, this place is a great family site, and features the zoo and museums which create a great adventure and memorable experience.
Walk through an authentic bark house and back into time to see tomahawks, war bonnets, and a 150-year-old scalp at this museum that follows the history of the Delaware Indians. This museum's claim to fame is that it is the only one in the Northeast devoted to the Delaware tribe; displays trace the history of man in Northeastern Pennsylvania from 10,500 B.C. through 1776. Displays of ancient artifacts make the cassette-guided tour fascinating for kids and adults alike. The gift shop on-site features many native craft items including pottery, jewelry and leather goods. Also on premises is an excellent library of Indian history and bookstore.
The Morristow National Historic Park, encompasses three sites, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ford Mansion was the winter quarters of George Washington, and adjacent to it is the museum open for tourists. The Fort Nonsense on the hilltop was the place of the signal fire, while the Jockey Hollow was the campsite of the Continental Army. Morristown was known as the military capital of the American Revolutionary War.
The Butler Museum is ably operated by the iconic Butler Historical Society. It earlier stood as a railroad station known as the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad Station. It was constructed in 1872. The museum site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The entire station museum site is spread over 1.2 acres (0.49 hectares) of area. It primarily focuses on the borough's social, cultural and industrial history through its collections. The structuring depicts the Stick/Eastlake style of architecture.
Whether it is arts, science or theater that interests you, the Morris Museum has something for everyone. The visual and performing arts are given top place as can be seen by the innovative exhibitions, performances, recitals and concerts that are always on. Those with an interest in the natural sciences are not disappointed either with the interactive, fun exhibits. Known to have an enriching educational program, this museum also organizes events for kids and adults so check website for more details on those.
Fort Decker is a house that was built from the ruins and remnants of the original fort. The main fort was raised way back in 1760 and was made from logs and stones. During the Revolutionary War, it was completely burned down, and was re-constructed later in 1793. Touted to be one of oldest structures in the city, it is now a museum