Ghostly history among highlights of Morris Tourism fall schedule

Ghost tours are coming this fall from the Morris County Tourism Bureau.
Ghost tours are coming this fall from the Morris County Tourism Bureau.
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From the Morris County Tourism Bureau:

Discover Morris County: Historical Tours and Programs for Fall 2018
Book Early to Reserve Your Space

The Morris County Tourism Bureau (MCTB) welcomes you to “Discover Morris County.”  Join us again for our annual Fall walking tours and programs! Experience the rich history that Morris County has to offer with a knowledgeable guide. The Fall programs will take place each Saturday morning in October.

Starting times and places vary. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes. Tickets are $15 per person except on Oct. 20, 2018 ($20). Please pre-register and pre-pay online at Eventbrite.com or Morristourism.org/tours. Call the office at 973-631-5151 for more information. The scheduled programs are:

Morristown's popular walking tours are back for 2018.
Morristown’s popular walking tours are back for 2018.

Discover Morristown’s People and Places Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11:00 am

Take a leisurely walking tour through Morristown with author Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika, former director of the Morris County Historical Society. Her postcard book on Morristown will come alive as she points out architecturally important buildings that sit within the Historic District, and hear the stories of past and prominent Morristownians.

Discover Victorian Morristown Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11:00 am

Learn about one of the grandest periods in Morristown’s 300-year plus history-Victorian Morristown. Your guide will be Karen Ann Kurlander, a Victorian lifestyle expert. Walk through Morristown, visiting commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910. Karen Ann will also enlighten you on the social customs of the day, and explain how the Morristown Historic residential neighborhood with over 100 Victorians came to be built.

Villa Fontana, former home of famed illustrator Thomas Nast in Morristown.
Villa Fontana, former home of famed illustrator Thomas Nast in Morristown.

Discover the NJ Shakespeare Theatre’s Reggie the Ghost

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 am

This is a backstage tour at the Theatre’s Support Facility in Florham Park. This unique opportunity to tour the costume, props, and scenery shops and more has been customized for the Tourism Bureau for the Halloween season. There will be lots of surprises, refreshments, and stories about Reggie who haunts their theatre. Bonnie Monte, director of the company, will be on hand for a Q and A. Touring the shoe closet is worth the price of admission!

Discover The Ford Mansion’s Ghosts

Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 am

Visit the Washington Headquarters’ Museum at Morristown National Historical Park, site of the Ford Mansion, for this special multimedia program with Gordon Thomas Ward, an author, musician and ghost hunter. He has conducted numerous ghost studies of the Ford Mansion and will discuss his findings. The Revolutionary-era Ford Mansion was home to General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and three generations of the Ford family. Gordon will explain the art of collecting “spirit traces”. Bring your ghost stories as there will be a Q and A.

The Discover Morris County Autumn 2018 Historical Walking Tours and Presentations from the Morris County Tourism Bureau are generously sponsored by Glassworks Studio, Morristown.

The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a Destination Marketing Organization that positively affects the economy of Morris County by promoting the area’s exceptional historic, cultural and recreational opportunities by providing services to residents, business travelers and tourists.

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