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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Raritan Firehouse

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

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Raritan Train Station

Raritan Train Station
Anderson Street and Thompson Street
Raritan, NJ 08869

   Constructed by the Central New Jersey Railroad in the early 1890s, this station is a fine example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style with Gothic elements. It has heavy rock-faced stone walls and a flared, overhanging hipped roof. The dormers have elaborate scalloped bargeboards. The interior is finished entirely in varnished match boards. The architect is not known; however, it

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Rock Brook Bridge

Rock Brook Bridge
Long Hill and Dutchtown-Zion Roads
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

   The Rock Brook Bridge is a random-rubble stone bridge with two arches and an open span. The bridge is located at the junction of Long Hill and Dutchtown-Zion Roads. H. Hageman, who was almost certainly a local mason, built it in 1825. The open span replaced a third arch, which was washed out by a storm in 1891. The

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Rock Brook Bridge

Rock Brook Bridge
Rock Brook Road
Montgomery, NJ 08502

   The Rock Brook Bridge is a random-rubble stone bridge with two arches and an open span. The bridge is located at the junction of Long Hill and Dutchtown-Zion Roads. H. Hageman, who was almost certainly a local mason, built it in 1825. The open span replaced a third arch, which was washed out by a storm in 1891. The

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Rocky Hill Community House

Rocky Hill Community House
62 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

   The house, constructed in the vernacular Federal and Greek Revival styles, is believed to have been built by Benjamin Hatwick circa 1835. It is one of the earliest surviving buildings in Rocky Hill and contains many original exterior and interior features. It is now operated by the Rocky Hill Community Group.

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Six Mile Run Historic District

Six Mile Run Historic District
South Middlebush Road
Franklin Township, NJ

   The Six Mile Run Historic District encompasses exceptionally well-preserved vistas of a Dutch-settled, rural 19th century landscape that once characterized the Raritan Valley. The numerous farmsteads represent the evolution of a rural agricultural economy from the early 18th century to the early 20th century. The 198 contributing structures include 18th and 19th century dwellings, a number of New World

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