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Mount Tabor Annual House Tour 2024

September 28 @ 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 28, 2024, rain or shine from 11 am to 4 pm.

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. We feature cottage interiors and highlight Mount Tabor’s most delightful and unique cottages and gardens.

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. Tickets/booklets can also be purchased there on tour day.

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 our pop-up gift shop in the Bethel to peruse Mount Tabor souvenirs, books, and vintage items.

Houses can be visited in any order between 11 am and 4 pm, allowing guests to go at their own pace. The tour route within the historic district has some moderate hills, so it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes. As box lunches are not offered this year, visitors are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy in the parks or at tables in the Bethel.

For TICKETS, click here, this link will take you to our House Tour page.

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.

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Mount Tabor Historical Society

Venue

Mount Tabor, NJ
NJ 07878 United States + Google Map
Phone:
973-975-0001