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Historic Speedwell County Park

. Description:  THIS SITE HAS BEEN OPERATED BY MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SINCE APRIL 2003.  THEY HAVE POSTED NEW HOURS, BUT WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO VERIFY PRICING INFORMATION.  FACTORY BUILDING CLOSED FOR RENOVATION UNTIL APRIL 2008  Nine buildings including the Vail homestead, two other houses, two carriage houses, and the Factory, which was built for cotton looms and later housed a grist mill.  The second floor was used to help perfect the invention of the telegraph. New exhibit on S.S. Savannah, first steamship to cross the Atlantic, to open July 2006
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333 Speedwell Ave
Morristown, NJ 7960

Parent Organization:
Morris County Park Commission
Phone 973 540-0211
Morris County Parks
Historic Speedwell
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
APR-OCT, last tour begins 3:30 12 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5
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Unable to verify prices FEB 2008  $3    $5    
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What kind of visit you can have:  Tour nine buildings, including several houses and the Telegraph Factory building, where Samuel F. B. Morse perfected the telegraph in 1837-1838, and two carriage houses, one of which houses permanent exhibits and the other the Museum Shop
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Period 18th & 19th century Type of Site building collection
Buildings: Vail Homestead, telegraph factory, carriage houses, granary, Ford cottage, two other houses
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Morristown National Historic Park Historic Place
Macculloh Hall  House Museum
Morris Museum Museum
Historic Speedwell Museum
Morris County Visitors Center Tourism Information
Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest
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Whippany Railway Museum Museum
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