This Colonial Revival building was designed by the noted architect John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. Pope used Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, as the inspiration for this building. Built in the 1930's by the Public Works Administration, it was constructed with steel and concrete to serve as a fireproof building to display and store the historic collections.
The museum features a number of exhibits showing furniture, weapons, documents and other objects from the 18th century. The Discover History Center invites multi-generational groups and families to explore the stories of the American Revolution and Morristown’s significant role in it through an immersive environment of engaging, hands-on and multi-media experiences.
The building also houses a research library, the park collections and administrative offices.