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.
Sunday, October 6 Return to the past and experience daily Colonial life and the thriving Eighteenth Century craft industry at the annual Lord Stirling 1770s Festival. Colonial craftspeople will ply their trades while a Town Crier announces the local news. Enjoy Colonial music, cider pressing demonstrations, and festive performances! Come see Revolutionary War militias conduct maneuvers outside detachment camps onRead More
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 flankRead More
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 style,Read More
The Battle of Bound Brook April 13-14, 2024 In the spring of 1777, British forces reinforced with Hessian troops were stationed in New Brunswick, New Jersey and conducted foraging raids against local targets in the area with little success. General George Washington at this time held the Continental Army north near Morristown. His southern outpost on the Raritan River, and closest to the 17,000 BritishRead More
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 alongRead More
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.Read More