Welcome to Parsippany

Parsippany is a term coined from "parsipanong," a Lenape Native American term meaning "the place where the river winds through the valley." The township covers an area of more than 25 square miles, about 93 percent of which is land. The humid continental climate makes it ideal for visitors who will enjoy a variety of attractions.

Livingston-Benedict House
Found on Old Parsippany Road, this is a private house with a great history. It is a revolutionary war refuge home of the first elected New Jersey governor, William Livingston. The house was initially built in 1763 and was expanded 30 years later. It was constructed on one of the routes the Continental Army frequently took between West Point and Morristown, and many military conferences were held there.

Livingston-Benedict House is a private residence and the owners' privacy must be respected.

Speedwell Village
This is another historic site that preserves Stephen Vail's estate. Stephen owned the Speedwell Ironworks. Some of the exhibits trace the initial developments of telegraph.

Absecon Lighthouse
The lighthouse received its name from the Absegame Indian community that used to live in the Atlantic City area. It is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third in the entire U.S.

Stickley Museum
This used to be the residence of Gustav Stickley, an accomplished architect, designer,manufacturer, publisher, social critic and philosopher who also headed the American Arts and Crafts movement. The Log House was constructed in 1911.

Other historic sites include Isaac Beach House, Littleton School House and Condit House.

Funplex
This is an amusement park where the whole family can enjoy a great time. Funplex has two theme parks that offer different types of attractions, such as electric go-carts, Foam Frenzy, Free Fall, Lazer Runner, bumper cars for adults and kids, indoor batting cages and a motion simulator among others. They are ideal for corporate events, group outings and birthday parties.

Central Amusement International
For those looking for laughter and other types of enjoyment, this is the ideal place.

There are 29 recreational parks, two 18-hole golf courses and a 12-theater movie complex among other special attractions in Parsippany. Visitors will also enjoy seasonal events and parades, including Fourth of July Fireworks, Summer Concert Series and Memorial Day Parade.

Many hotels and inns are located in and around Parsippany, and special cuisines are available at several restaurants.