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Take a leisurely walk along some of Morristown's historical streets and view some of the buildings that make Morristown famous. See where Thomas Nast, the famous cartoonist, lived and created the image of Santa Claus. Are you curious to see some of the grave sites of prominent founders of Morristown? Would you like to learn more about local history and architecture? Enjoy this media rich, interactive, tour experience with a photo of each stop. Choose your own route or follow our recommended tour route that leads you through Morristown’s beautiful historic district, in and around famous historical landmarks and Churches. Just tap each stop to hear professionally narrated stories with music and sound effects. Navigate the content through the detailed stop menu or tour map which links to a GPS tour map and maps application.

Historic Morristown Walking Tour
Estimated Tour time: approximately 2 hours
Audio: 25 minutes

Morris County was formed by an Act of the State Legislature on March 15, 1738. Named after Colonel Lewis Morris, then Governor of the Province of New Jersey, the region originally included what are now the counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren. Several years after its founding, the community of West or New Hanover was renamed "Morris Town" and designated the county seat of government.

The Gilded Age of Morris County
By 1900 the nation's business and financial leaders, seeking escape from New York City, discovered Morris County (which was renowned for its isolation, ideal climate and unspoiled countryside) and began constructing large country estates. Within a few years, more millionaires lived within a three-mile radius of the Morristown Green than anywhere else in the United States.
These magnificent estates were numerous enough to fill the pages of a pre-World War I vintage picture book entitled Beautiful Homes of Morris County, boasting the most opulent homes of moguls such as Otto H. Kahn, Charles Mellon and the Frelinghuysens. Sadly, the introduction of the federal income tax and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, sounded the death knell for the large estates. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s the impressive mansions that lined Madison Avenue’s "Millionaires Row" were demolished to avoid rising property taxes and upkeep expenses.

Please note:

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 3.0.0

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Ratings and Reviews

Fun and well done

chicken_carbonara

Nice job to Morris County. Lived here over 25 years and didn't know this stuff even existed. It takes around 3 hours and was very enjoyable. Thanks for making this free app available.

Nice guide

Cubs3414

Well done app. I had no idea there was so much history here!

Information

Seller
TourBuddy
Size
34.1 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
Copyright
© Tour Buddy Apps 2018
Price
Free

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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