1255 State Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: (973) 539-8350
Fax: (973) 539-9338
Arts & Museums
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.
A great collection of art is featured at this gallery that also offers custom framing services.
This fine arts gallery hosts a variety of changing exhibits that showcase works of contemporary American art.
This museum features a collection of American and English decorative arts and a Thomas Nast collection, as well as offering an array of changing exhibits.
The Madison Public Library and the James Building owes its name to D. Willis James whose generosity funded its construction. The stately structure illumined by stain glass windows incorporates a clock tower. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is housed in this former library. This museum showcases artifacts that reflect the life of Americans in the bygone era.
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 former home of the 22nd President of the United States, Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908), has been opened to the public as a museum since the early 20th Century. Grover Cleveland Birthplace is the only dedication of its kind to Cleveland. The house was established in 1832, reflecting local vernacular architecture. The home was also used as a worship place of the Caldwell Presbyterian Church Manse, a congregation led by Stephen Grover's father, Reverend Richard Falley Cleveland. In the 1900s, the house was restored to its original splendor, with rooms and decor retained as it was. Visitors can get a glimpse into the early life of Stephen Grover Cleveland at this site.
Founded in 1933 by 7 artists who sought to foster a love for the arts in the city of Summit, the Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey has come a long way since then, and is now recognized as the pioneer of art educational programs in New Jersey. Discussions, symposiums, workshops, exhibitions and film screenings are regularly organized, while the 9 studios, the art school and galleries are put to good use by artists. An outdoor event space can be hired for private, social and business events too. Check website for further details. Suggested donations apply.
Originally built in 1809 as a preparatory school for the College of New Jersey, now Princeton, this home of the Basking Ridge Classical School later served as a public school, a union hall, and a town hall, and presently accommodates a museum that traces and explores the history of the Basking Ridge area.
Built in 1914, the Montclair Art Museum is housed inside an architecturally stunning heritage building that entices visitors with its portico and neo-classical columns. The art collection is one of the most comprehensive in the region, and art lovers are assured an interesting time here. A massive hall with natural highlight can be hired by corporates for luncheons, seminars and private parties. Check website for more on the collections as well as upcoming events and exhibitions.
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.
The Crane-Phillips House is a Victorian-style cottage located in Cranford, New Jersey. It is now a museum which is operated by the Cranford Historical Society and it shows how life was for modest families in the Victorian opulence era. The museum displays a lot of artifacts like Native American, American Civil and Revolutionary War artifacts, to name a few. This museum was added to National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1997.