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How to Spend a Day in Morristown

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We are continuing our New Jersey day trips by spending a day in Morristown. Some refer to this town as a mini New York City, and you’ll understand why as you read about the endless sights to see, places to visit, and well-known restaurants to dine in. Read on for your guide to a day in Morristown, NJ.

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Things to Do

Frelinghuysen Arboretum {353 East Hanover Avenue}

This famous Morristown park offers 147 acres of sweeping flower gardens and groves. Not to mention, the site also includes educational programs for the littles ones as well as a Colonial Revival mansion. During the fall, those gardens are bursting with blooms you don’t want to miss.

Ford Mansion and Museum {30 Washington Place}

The Ford Mansion was built in 1774 by Jacob Ford Jr. and is one of the most well-known historical sites in Morristown. Since the home was built, a museum has been added also, providing you facts and rich history about the site.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm {73 Kahdena Road}

Although temporarily closed due to the pandemic, we strongly recommend keeping an eye out for the reopening of this farm, especially if you plan to have little ones in tow. This working farm uses turn-of-the-century tools and techniques to create an extremely fun {and educational} experience for any family.

Read More: How to Spend a Day in Summit

Jockey Hollow

Jockey Hollow

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Jockey Hollow park plays host to a wooded park complete with an 18th-century house museum. To take advantage of this historical park, visitors can stop by the visitor center for more information and guided trails to walk along or ride on horseback.

Morristown Green {10 North Park Place}

The famous green in Morristown is a great spot to hang out, have a picnic, or just stroll around. This gorgeous lawn is the idyllic center of town and a quick walk from all possible destinations in town.

Places to Eat

Morristown’s restaurant scene is second to none. Dare we say, it may even be on the same level as Hoboken’s. Read on for a list of spots to indulge during your day trip to Morristown.

Madame Thai {3 Pine Street}

Madame Thai

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For those taste buds that crave traditional Thai food, Madame Thai is it. This spot is a quick walk from the green and if you’re really feeling bold, try the fiery drunken noodles…you won’t be sorry.

Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen {110 South Street}

Famously known in Morristown, this bar and kitchen is set in the actual 1917 landmark known best for its role as a famous Revolutionary War encampment. If you visit this local hot spot, be sure to stop by their raw bar for oysters and more or have a pint at the Rathskeller, its in-house beer hall. 

The Committed Pig {28 West Park Place}

The Committed Pig

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You may recognize this name from our previous article about places to eat in Summit and if you were hoping it’s the same one, you’re in luck. This small chain is full of decadent breakfast and lunch items, including Nutella and cinnamon crunch french toast, mac and cheeseburger, and more. 

South + Pine American Eatery {90 South Street}

South + Pine American Eatery

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South + Pine is a rustic eatery right in the heart of Morristown. Known for its outdoor brunch on the patio, their menu features delectable dishes like spicy breakfast scramble, sweet potato hash, and more. BYOB is also encouraged at this spot.

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Roots Steakhouse {40 West Park Place}

Roots Steakhouse

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Another part of the Harvest Restaurant Group, Roots Steakhouse has multiple locations but does not disappoint at any of them. If you’re looking for a big old steak dinner, this is your spot.

Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar {2 Whippany Road}

A higher-end restaurant, this wine bar features a raw bar as well. For everything from oysters to intricate sushi rolls, you’ll want to make a reservation at Blue Morel. And while you’re at it, enjoy one of their craft cocktails on the menu.

Stirling Tavern {150 South Street}

Stirling Tavern

The Stirling Tavern is a fun local spot to hang out and enjoy well-thought-out pub fare and craft beers. Not to mention, this is a hotspot for Sunday brunch and live music so if you’re planning a Sunday Funday in Morristown, this is a spot you don’t want to leave out of your itinerary.

Do you have a favorite spot in Morristown that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below!

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Originally from Essex County, Alexa is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved to Hoboken three years ago. A teacher by day, Alexa is certified in elementary and special education and has her master’s degree in literacy. In 2018 she started @AlexaMartinDesigns, her small business side hustle focusing on all things creative, and loves to collaborate with other small and local businesses. In her free time, you can find Alexa painting all the things, traveling the world with her fiancé, or relaxing at her family’s beach house in Spring Lake, NJ.


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