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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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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Boudinot Southard Ross Farmstead

Boudinot Southard Ross Farmstead
135 North Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-221-1770

   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 …

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Bound Brook Train Station

Bound Brook Train Station
350 East Main Street
Bound Brook, NJ 08805

   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 …

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