Farms Afield: Mt. Tabor

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Meet in Mt. Tabor at 10:00 a.m.

$35 Members

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This Fall, as Mount Tabor celebrates its 150thAnniversary year, enjoy a morning with a guided tour of historic Mount Tabor, starting with an introduction to the history of this camp meeting inside the large octagonal Tabernacle, a walking tour of Trinity Park, and a visit to the Richardson History House, a cottage museum.  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.


RHH 04_c1888Mount Tabor was founded as a Methodist camp meeting ground, the site where a camp meeting was held for 10 days or so each summer. The camp meeting itself consisted of a heavy schedule of religious services, prayer meetings, and uplifting lectures. Shortly after its founding in 1869 it became evident that the early participants in the community would not be content to spend only the short period of the camp meeting here, and very quickly Mount Tabor became a summer resort community. Eventually the summer tents and cottages became year-round homes, still within the dimensions of the original 25′ x 16′ tent lots. 


Today, Mount Tabor is a very special community. It has an historic heritage that is being proudly preserved. It is a community full of good will and good neighbors.


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Farms Afield Mount Tabor, Nov 2, 2019

 

 


Please note: Mount Tabor is situated on a hill. As such, the walk will encounter uneven surfaces, moderate inclines, and steps.


Parking will be provided at the United Methodist Church at Mount Tabor, located at  5 Simpson Avenue, Mount Tabor.


Mount Tabor is located in Morris County along Route 53 between Denville and Morris Plains.
The tour will be held rain or shine. Please plan accordingly!


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Advanced reservations required. Limited space available.

22 September 2019

PLEASE NOTE:

  Saturday, September 21, 2019 is Fall Family Day. There will be no guided tours of the Log House, instead, the first floor of the museum will be open for visitors to walk through at their leisure from noon - 4 p.m.

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