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.
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 …Read More
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.Read More
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 …Read More
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.Read More
The Boudinot Southard Ross Farmstead consists of a complex of farm-related buildings located in a beautiful rural setting. These buildings include: a two and one-half story farmhouse: a mid-19th century bank barn; the carriage house; a potting shed; and a well house. The site was the home of Elias Boudinot, President of the Continental Congress and signer of the Treaty of Paris. Learn More …Read More
Constructed in 1913 by the Reading Railroad, this Flemish-bond brick structure has a brick balustrade and limestone trim. It was designed by William I. Houghton, architect of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad in the Classical Revival style with Colonial Revival influences. The platform canopies are hung from the building and attached to it by lionhead features. The waiting room Learn More …Read More