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Mount Tabor Annual House Tour 2023
September 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This Fall, the Mount Tabor Historical Society welcomes visitors for the annual House Tour. The self-guided tour will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2023, rain or shine from 11am to 4pm.
This walkable tour of the Mount Tabor Historic District allows visitors to experience the unique qualities of this historic community focusing on its exuberant Victorian gingerbread cottages and charming gardens. Now, after three years, we are able once again to feature cottage interiors on this tour which highlights Mount Tabor’s most delightful and unique cottages and gardens.
Houses can be visited in any order at any time, during the event window, allowing guests to go at their own pace. Tours begin at the check-in table located on Simpson Avenue where those who purchased advance tickets can pick up their tour booklets with a self-guided map, and tickets/booklets can be purchased on the day of the tour.
Box lunches are available by pre-order online only. Please choose the option of a ticket w/box lunch, and make your sandwich selection at the time of your ticket purchase.
Additional features include a furnished replica Camp Meeting Tent and the Richardson History House, a camp meeting cottage museum. A quilt show will be displayed in the historic Tabernacle. Stop by the gift shop, which is stocked with Mount Tabor souvenirs and vintage items.
Founded in 1869, the Mount Tabor Historic District embodies the distinctive characteristics of a permanent Methodist Camp Meeting Ground that evolved into a summer residential community. Particularly notable is the architecture of the early camp meeting Stick-Style and Gothic Revival-influenced cottages with their prominent steep gables, open porches, and elaborate gingerbread embellishments.
This event is the largest fundraiser for the Mount Tabor Historical Society. The non-profit organization puts all event proceeds back into the community through beautification, educational, and preservation projects, including the restoration of the Richardson History House.
Parking will be provided at the Mount Tabor School, located on Park Road, Morris Plains, off Route 53 (GPS: use 864 Park Rd. Morris Plains) where a shuttle bus will be available for transport into the heart of Mount Tabor. Mount Tabor is located in Morris County along Route 53 between Denville and Morris Plains. Visitors who prefer mass transit can take the NJ Transit Morris & Essex line to the Mount Tabor stop.