Morristown, NJ: Yo, Jersey's got culture, too
And you think there are no good reasons to visit New Jersey.
We'll give you two and they're both in the same spot: At the Morris Museum, they have a permanent collection—donated by the delightfully named Murtogh D. Guinness—of historical mechanical musical instruments.
That may not sound like much, but once you see the elaborate music boxes that perform all kinds of tricks, set to all kinds of music, you are virtually guaranteed to be charmed.
Reason number two: a temporary exhibition, open to August 29, called The Shoe Must Go On. On display are over 250 pairs of shoes—worn by everyone from Derek Jeter to Mary, Queens of Scots (the first time those two have ever appeared in a sentence together). There are also shoes worn by Thomas Edison, Martha Washington, Mel Gibson, and Sonia Sotomayor.
Proof that there's more to Jersey than the Shore and 'the Situation'.