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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Limestone Kilns

Limestone Kilns
122 Main Street
Peapack & Gladstone, NJ 07977
908-221-1770

   The Limestone Kilns in Peapack are all that remains of a thriving limestone business known as Todd’s Quarry. The kilns are composed of two adjacent kilns separated by a vertical joint visible in the stone wall, which suggests they may have been constructed at different times. The front wall, constructed of hewn stone, is 26 feet high and is Learn More …

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Long House (Mule Tenders Barracks)

Long House (Mule Tenders Barracks)
4 Griggstown Causeway
Franklin Township, NJ 08540
609-924-5705

   The Long House was believed to have been constructed by Cornelius Simonson as a grain storage facility in the second quarter of the 19th century. At one time the building served as a store, post office and interpretive center. Plans are underway to restore the building and again use it as an interpretive center.

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Lord Stirling Manor Site

Lord Stirling Manor Site
96 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-766-2489

   Two brick buildings are all that remain of the Lord Stirling/William Alexander estate.  Research has established these were auxiliary buildings related to farm life (granary, farm office, perhaps used by domestic servants). Archeological digs are ongoing on site which is owned by the Somerset County Park Commission.  

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Lyons Train Station

Lyons Train Station
Lyons Place and Cross Road
Adjacent to Lyons Mall
Lyons, NJ 07939

   This one-story Tudor Revival and Mission Revival style structure was built in 1931. It is faced with stucco and brick and has limestone trim with carved rosette ornamentation at the gable ends.   Designed by Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad architect D.T. Mack or one of his staff, Lyons train Station was built largely to accommodate the growing number of visitors Learn More …

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Middlebrook Encampment and Cantonment (Washington Camp Ground)

Middlebrook Encampment and Cantonment (Washington Camp Ground)
Middlebrook Road/Miller Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

This area was the scene of two encampments of major portions of Washington’s Continental Army. 

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Mill Pond Bridge

Mill Pond Bridge
Dead Tree Run Road over the Pike Run
Montgomery, NJ 08502

   The Mill Pond Bridge is located in one of the most picturesque areas in Somerset County, the Bridgepoint Historic District. It is a triple arch bridge believed to have been built of random fieldstones in the 1820s.  The bridge was repaired and restored by Somerset County in 2000.

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