The Society's extensive collection of Boonton historical material is housed in the landmark John Taylor Building at 210 Main Street. This house, which combines elements of Colonial Revival and Victorian Gothic styles, was built in 1897-8 for use as a residence and office for Dr. John L. Taylor. His wife Adelaide had received the land as a gift from her father, the Hon. John L. Kanouse.
The John Taylor Building
210 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005
(free parking in the rear)
Phone: 973 402-8840
Hours: Sundays 1PM - 4PM or by appointment
Monthly News Bulletin: October 2016
Past Historical society newsletters and bulletins
Visit our new gift shop annex located on the lower level of the museum for great bargains!
The Museum Gift Shop at the John Taylor Building is open during regular museum hours and by appointment, and carries Boonton-related books, maps, magnets, Boontonware, T-shirts, sweatshirts, prints, postcards, greeting cards - and much more!
Transportation: In, Out & About Boonton
Beginning with the opening of the Morris Canal, the extension of the railroad, and the inception of local trolley services, transportation has played a major role in Boonton’s development. Our new exhibit celebrates this role as Boonton has grown from an industrial center to its contemporary cultural landscape. Learn more by visiting us at the historic Dr. John Taylor House in Boonton NJ.
Free Admission ... Always!
The Boonton Historical Society and Museum is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1959, located in the town of Boonton, New Jersey. Its mission is to:
2017 Walking Tours
Tours will take place rain or shine.
Tours are free of charge to Boonton Historical Society members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.
2016 Calendar of Events
Printable Schedule (click)
October 8-9 - 10AM-4PM & 12PM-4PM - Pathways of History
November 16 - 7PM - Annual Membership Meeting
at the Boonton Senior Center
November 26 - 1PM - Boonton Christmas Parade
Members are welcome to march with us behind our banner, arrive at 12:45 PM
December 4 - 1PM-4PM - Museum Annual Holiday Open House