MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Tourism Bureau has announced the annual fall historical programs. On Saturday October 7 and Saturday October 14, a program titled Betsy Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton; A Match Made in Morristown will look at the rich history in Morris County.
A local expert will guide guests during this hour long program.
“The Morris County Tourism Bureau is to be commended for continually offering new ways to discover the history that has made our county so unique, and to do it in a fun and informative way,” said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers. “We encourage residents and visitors alike, to take advantage of the rare opportunity to step into the lives of the men and women who made America possible — and find out about a few ghosts, too.”
During the Revolutionary War, a young and dashing Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s aide-de-camp at the Ford Mansion, spent the winter and spring in Morristown while his future wife, Betsy Schuyler, was nearby at the home of the Campfields. Hear the romantic tale of their courtship from members of the D.A.R., the conservators of the c. 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House.
The program, which cost $15 per person, will take place at the Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown at 10am. Tour size is limited to 30 persons. There is limited parking on Olyphant Place which is off Morris Avenue between Elm and Ridgedale. Parking also is available at the Morristown Train Station, Lackawanna Place.