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Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015

Step back in time this weekend or next to 1733 and get to know Morristown’s founding families, many of whom are buried in the graveyard behind what is Morristown’s first church — during the latest in the Morris County Tourism Bureau’s Historical Walking Tours.

Graveyard at Presbyterian Church of Morristown
The focus this Sunday and next, Oct. 18 and 25, will be the Presbyterian Church of Morristown and its graveyard. Learn about the history and architecture of the church, and hear stories about early parishioners, including the historic Lindsley, Ford and Vail families.

Plan to tread carefully through the wooded, sacred ground, which is the resting place of 135 Revolutionary War soldiers.

The tour will be led by Carol Barkin, who is a docent with the Tourism Bureau and a member of the Morristown Historic Preservation Committee. It will begin inside the church at 57 East Park Place in Morristown, at 3 p.m. this Sunday, and will last about one hour.


On Sunday, Oct. 25, there will be two tours, at 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Cost of the tour is $15.

Parking is available at metered spaces along the Morristown Green, or in the nearby Headquarters Plaza, Century 21, or Schuyler Place parking garages. 

These are the final two weekends of the Tourism Bureau’s 2015 walking tours. The fall season features a Ghosts and Graveyards theme, and has previously toured the 1718 Whippany Burying Yard in Hanover Township and explored Ghostly Revelations at the Ford Mansion in Morristown.

Please mail your payment to MCTB, 6 Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960 or pay online at For more information, call 973-631-5151.

The Fall 2015 Historical Walking tours are sponsored by Robert Lloyd Coutts and Sons, Insurers, and by Century 21 Department Stores.

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