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Glimpse of Mid-Victorian Life

It began with the construction of a modest home in 1853. With the renovation and enlargement of the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
duck8to
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Montville, New Jersey
Local landmark and rich in history

I had never visited despite knowing about this museum for a long time. Imposing house with many... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
telade
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

It began with the construction of a modest home in 1853. With the renovation and enlargement of the home by the Crane family in 1860, Acorn Hall named after the two large oak trees which once presided over the front lawn, transformed into the Victorian-Italianate...More

3  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had never visited despite knowing about this museum for a long time. Imposing house with many rooms. Displays and events change so there's always an interesting exhibit. Docent extremely knowledgeable and made the history of the house, the occupants and the surrounding area very...More

3  Thank telade
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Driving on Rt 511 I can't take my eyes of this magnificent Renascence Stile building. I wasn't sure if this is a residents or a museum but I knew I have to take my pictures of it. We stopped our car to find out this...More

4  Thank Olga A
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a must-see for travelers interested in the how the upper middle class lived during the time period and the progressive roles of the Crane-Hone women in our nation's history. Executive director Amy Curry was our tour guide. She was knowledge, engaging and personable...More

2  Thank Kevin Y
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful home, lovingly cared for as a house museum as if the owners just stepped out. Traditional gardens maintained by local garden club with devotion and style. Special events from time to time. Current is Bridal Gowns fro 1800-1950's. Locals love it.

4  Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The really unique feature of this house is that they have a lot of the original furniture from the first and second owners, plus a treasure trove of clothing, photographs, etc. from subsequent owners. This really brings the house to life while giving visitors a...More

2  Thank catbaskets
Reviewed 16 December 2015

What a beautifully preserved home! The recent Holly Walk was well worth it once we arrived at Acorn Hall. The docents were knowledgeable and friendly with a sense of humor. Them home decorated specially for the holidays! More history than we expected here. WELL WORTH...More

1  Thank LouSNJ21
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Some really nice historic and original pieces of furniture and knowledgeable docents. Nice view of our area in the late 1800's-- highly recommend!

1  Thank Caren O
Reviewed 15 November 2015

A historical building housing exhibits and special shows. Good for history buffs and older children. Shows life in Morristown in the late 1800s and turn of the century.

1  Thank CHEVAL80
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This 3 story in-town Victorian mansion still features original furnishings. It was a summer home to the NY Schmerhorn family. Upper rooms feature exhibitas of regional interest. The gardens frame the back lawn and mimic English gardens with clumps of pereniels and flowering shrubs and...More

Thank Dianne W
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