The Stickley Museum Announces New Summer Tour Series


Walking-TourBeginning in July, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is pleased to offer a wider variety of tours to visitors. Part of the Fresh Eyes Tours series, these tours will run on a rotating schedule and offer all visitors, whether returning or first time, opportunities to see Craftsman Farms in new ways.

“In Mr. Stickley’s Steps: The Craftsman Farms Walking Tour” encourages visitors to imagine themselves as guests of Mr. Stickley in 1911. This 2-hour tour will include a stop in the North Cottage, a visitor favorite, and a visit to the exterior of the Stickley-designed farm complex. By incorporating most of the buildings at Craftsman Farms, the Walking Tour explores the fullness of Stickley’s vision for the property. It will be offered on a regular basis on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays in July and August at 10:00 a.m. (weather permitting).  Advance reservations by Friday at 5:00 p.m. are required and may be made at or by calling (973) 530-0311.

Families are encouraged to join us at 11:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from July to December (except November 2) for “Mr. Stickley’s Detectives: Time Travel Tour.”  Especially for children age 6-9 accompanied by an adult, this tour uses photo clues and handling objects to encourage investigation of life in the Log House in the early 1900s. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations are required by Friday at 5:00 p.m. and may be made at or by calling (973) 540-0311.

Visitors are always invited to take the introductory tour, “In Mr. Stickley’s Home.” Offered Thursday – Sunday, hourly, from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., this 1-hour tour explores the Log House at Craftsman Farms, largely restored to its 1910 – 1917 appearance, and takes an in-depth look at Gustav Stickley’s life and work.  No reservation is necessary.

The Stickley Museum is open year round Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The entrance is located at the intersection of Manor Lane and Route 10 West in Morris Plains. For further information, please see the museum’s website at or call (973) 540-0311.

Craftsman Farms, the former home of noted designer Gustav Stickley, is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and is operated as The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms by The Craftsman Farms Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. Restoration of the National Historic Landmark, Craftsman Farms, is made possible, in part, by a Save America’s Treasures Grant administered by the National Parks Service, Department of the Interior, and by support from Morris County Preservation Trust, The New Jersey Historic Trust, and individual members. The Craftsman Farms Foundation received an operating grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. The Craftsman Farms Foundation gratefully acknowledges a grant from the New Jersey Cultural Trust. Educational programs are funded, in part, by grants from the Arts & Crafts Research Fund and PSE&G.