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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Elm Street Bridge (Neshanic Station Bridge)

Elm Street Bridge (Neshanic Station Bridge)
Branchburg, NJ 08876

   The Elm Street Bridge (Neshanic Station Bridge) over the South Branch of the Raritan River, is a rare example of a lenticular, or parabolic, truss. The structure consists of two spans and is 285 feet in length. It was built in 1896 by the nationally known Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut. The Elm Street Bridge still retains Learn More …

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Far Hills Train Station

Far Hills Train Station
U.S. Route 202
Far Hills, NJ 07931

   This Renaissance Revival-style structure, with a central eyelid dormer and Spanish-tile hipped roof, was constructed in 1914. The walls are made of poured concrete. The walls and chimneys have green glazed tile plaques that match the roof tile. The ticket counter and water fountain are made of marble, while the waiting room has a terrazzo floor with a tile Learn More …

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Firehouse Museum of Somerville

16 Anderson Street
Raritan, NJ 08869

This High Victorian Gothic-style firehouse was completed in 1894. Its most distinctive features include a three-story hose tower, delicate stained-glass windows, Art Nouveau signage and sandstone trim. The building demonstrates the high level of craftsmanship that could be achieved by local architects and builders in Somerset County during the late 19th century. The structure is owned by the Borough of Learn More …

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Firehouse Museum of Somerville

Firehouse Museum of Somerville
16 Anderson Street
Raritan, NJ 08869

   This High Victorian Gothic-style firehouse was completed in 1894. Its most distinctive features include a three-story hose tower, delicate stained-glass windows, Art Nouveau signage and sandstone trim. The building demonstrates the high level of craftsmanship that could be achieved by local architects and builders in Somerset County during the late 19th century. The structure is owned by the Borough Learn More …

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Fleetwood Museum of Art & Photographica

614 Greenbrook Road
North Plainfield, NJ 07063
908-756-7810

   The Museum is housed in the Vermeule Community Center, an early 19th century mansion located on a beautiful eight-acre Green Acres tract.  The museum contains over 800 cameras, illustrating the 150 year evolution of camera design, and examples of many of the photographic processes which evolved during that period. The mission of the museum is to preserve and display these Learn More …

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Franklin Inn (Van Liew House)

Franklin Inn (Van Liew House)
2371 Amwell Road
Somerset, NJ 08875
732-828-7418

   The Franklin Inn was constructed by Cornelius Van Liew in 1752 as a Dutch farmhouse.  During the American Revolution it is reputed to have served as the headquarters for British General Cornwallis while his troops camped nearby. In 1829 the house was converted to a tavern in preparation for the opening of the Delaware and Raritan Canal in 1834. Learn More …

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