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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American Redoubt

American Redoubt
1824 Bolmer Farm Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

   An outstanding and rare example of an American field fortification, the American Redoubt is typical of the earthworks that were erected by both sides in the area during the war. It is one of the few remaining intact and unaltered Revolutionary War redoubts left in the United States. This particular earthwork was constructed in June 1777 to protect the right flank

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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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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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Van Veghten House

Van Veghten House
9 Van Veghten Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-218-1281

Built in the early 1700s, the Van Veghten House served as headquarters for Quartermaster General Nathaniel Green during the Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-1779. It was originally a brick one and one half story dwelling that was widened and enlarged to two and one half stories, probably prior to the Revolution.  In the late 1830s the home was updated to the Greek

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