Historic Speedwell, Morristown

#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Morris County
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  • Preserved ironworks and other historic places. A movie shows that Samuel Morse invented the telegraph here and sent the first message two miles aeay.  more »
  • Historic Speedwell is a small enclave off of Speedwell Avenue that has a number of structures that are pre and post-Revolutionary. The local enthusiasts use the site for historical reenactments of the...  more »
  • Gives a real sense of the development of industry in the late 19th Century. Historic area, walk with nature near water features.  more »
  • Such a great place to bring kids and adults! Gives you a peek into our history!
  • A bit of a disappointment. The buildings seen to be suffering from lack of upkeep. The buildings were mostly closed on a Friday in late September so there was not much to see. Go to Washington's headquarters nearby instead. A much better experience.
  • The home of Stephen Vail, includes the factory building which talks about the development of the Telegraph and Morse Code.
  • You have to go to the Gift Shop to start the tour, wondered around for quite some time before we learned this (as this is not usually where I am interested in going first or last) we got a nice tour and there were lots of interactive things to look at in the mill, very educational and interesting place!
  • Neat place to walk around in and learn.
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