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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Andrew Ten Eyck House

Andrew Ten Eyck House
671 Old York Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
908-722-2124

   The Andrew Ten Eyck House is an important example of the township’s early domestic architecture. The original brick portion of the house was constructed in the early 19th century, while the frame rear portion was added in the early 20th century. Early interior fabric still remaining includes door and window surrounds, door panels and fireplace mantels in the Federal Learn More …

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Bedens Brook Road Bridge

Bedens Brook Road Bridge
Bedens Brook Road
Montgomery, NJ

   The Bedens Brook Road Bridge, maintained by Somerset County, is a single-arch, random-rubble stone structure built across a tributary of Bedens Brook. Its construction date is unknown but it is thought to have been constructed in the latter part of the 19th century. The bridge is remarkably intact, retaining its stonework, arch, wing walls and parapets (the low walls along Learn More …

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Bedensville Schoolhouse

Bedensville Schoolhouse
244 Orchard Road
Montgomery, NJ 08558
Jackie Weitzner 908-359-8304

   The Bedensville Schoolhouse was built in 1853 in the Dutch style. It was moved to its present site and accurately restored by of the Bicentennial Committee, the Van Harlingen Historical Society, and local residents.  Located on the grounds of the Orchard Hill Elementary School, it is now operated as a living history museum by the Van Harlingen Historical Society. Learn More …

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Bernardsville Train Station

Bernardsville Train Station
U.S. Route 202
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
973-543-4030

   The Bernardsville Train Station began operation in 1872, and it soon became one of  the favorite stopping points of wealthy vacationers from New York.  Dubbed "The Millionaire’s Express," the train to Bernardsville promised respite from the commotion of the city, as well as lucrative business prospects.

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Blackwells Mills Canal House (Bridge Tender’s House)

Blackwells Mills Canal House (Bridge Tender's House)
598 Canal Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-873-2133

   The two story Blackwells Mills Canal House, constructed circa 1834, was built for the bridge tender and his family. The bridge tender’s job required constant supervision of passing barges on the Canal, raising the bridge to allow for the passage of boats. The Blackwells Mills Canal House Association maintains the original integrity of the house, displaying furniture and other Learn More …

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Blairsden

Blairsden
30 Blair Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

The Garden State’s most magnificent Gilded Age mansion, set atop the beautiful Somerset Hills in Peapack-Gladstone. Featured as the 2014 Mansion in May! Plan your visit today.

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