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July 4, 2022
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

325 Route 10 East

Whippany, NJ 07981-0250
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Whippany Burying Yard Tour

Monday, July 4, 2022

July 4th Tours by Period Costumed Docents


Park in the Casa de Montecristo Lot – Route 10, East

 The Whippany Burying Yard (WBY) predates USA, New Jersey, and Morris County.

  • The 1718 WBY is the oldest colonial graveyard in Morris County
    • Site of the first school and church in Morris, Warren, and Sussex
    • Site of the first militia training ground in that region
  • Next to:
    • the 1715 Iron Forge – which started northwestern NJ’s iron industry
    • the future “Tuttle-Spada Museum” (1796)
  •  Related to:
    • “Fordville” – the forge builder’s family homestead for 250 years
    • “Ford Mansion” – Washington’s Revolutionary War Headquarters 
  • Across from:
    • The Whippany River from where Whippany’s Bell Labs stood
      • The former site of the first-ever TV broadcast (1927)
    • Route 10 from the Whippany Railroad Museum

The WBY has many who made history – some in unmarked graves.

Visit, learn of – and from them.

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