Historic Sites

Somerset County, NJ Historic Sites

George Washington slept here. Really! Somerset County has long been a draw for noteworthy people, places and events. Come bear witness to its historic sites, homes and museums, spanning eras that include colonial times, the American Revolution and beyond.

 

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Cat Tail Brook Bridge

Cat Tail Brook Bridge
Montgomery Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

   This simple single-arch stone bridge with an eleven-foot span was built of local fieldstone in 1825. It carries Montgomery Road over the Cat Tail Brook. It is one of the two remaining stone-arch bridges in Hillsborough Township and is a fine example of local stone craftsmanship of the early 19th century. It is maintained by Somerset County.

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Children’s Museum of Somerset County

The PeopleCare Center, 120 Finderne Avenue
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-725-4677

   Through educational exhibits and programs, The Children’s Museum of Somerset County hopes to inspire every child’s natural curiosity and creativity, and to nurture a love of learning. The museum also showcases the talents of young adults in the county.

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Codington Farmstead

Codington Farmstead
15 Mt. Horeb Road
Warren, NJ 07059
908-580-1052

   The 55 acre Codington Farmstead was built by Issac Codington in Mount Horeb (now Warren Township). The farmhouse dates back to 1742, and is the oldest structure in New Jersey continuously owned and operated by the same family.  The Codington House, expanded in 1780, 1820 and 1870, is now owned by Warren Twp. The house has furnishings and decorative arts spanning the 18th to Learn More …

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Daniel Robert House (Somerville Borough Hall)

Daniel Robert House (Somerville Borough Hall)
25 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-725-2300

   Constructed in 1888 in the Gothic Revival style, the Daniel Robert House was designed by architects Lambert and Bunnell of Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a faithful replica of Andrew Jackson Davis’s Harral House, also located in Bridgeport. The house is remarkably preserved and retains most of its original Gothic Revival detailing.  The Borough continues to use the building as its Learn More …

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Delaware and Raritan Canal

Delaware and Raritan Canal
Franklin Township, NJ 08808
609-924-5705

   The Delaware and Raritan Canal ("D&R Canal") traverses 22 miles of Somerset County, from Landing Lane in the eastern section of Franklin Township through South Bound Brook to Kingston in the southern section of Franklin. Historic structures include: the locks at South Bound Brook and Griggstown; the homes of the bridgetenders and locktenders at Zarephath, Weston, East Millstone, Blackwells Learn More …

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Delaware and Raritan Canal

Delaware and Raritan Canal
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

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