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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Brick Academy

Brick Academy
15 West Oak St.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-221-1770

  The Brick Academy, sometimes called the Basking Ridge Classical School, was constructed by the Reverend Robert Finley, a pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Basking Ridge. Constructed in 1809 in the Federal style, it is representative of numerous classical seminaries created in New Jersey during the 19th century for educating the male children of wealthy citizens of the state. Learn More …

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Bridge Street Bridge

Bridge Street Bridge
Bridge Street over the CSX Railroad
Manville, NJ 08835

  The Bridge Street Bridge was constructed in 1918 by the Phoenix Bridge Company as part of the Reading Railroad grade crossing elimination project. It is a 121 foot long, single-span, eight-panel Warren thru-truss, supported on scored concrete abutments. This is the only surviving truss bridge of its type in Somerset County. The bridge was recently restored and rehabilitated by Learn More …

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Cat Tail Brook Bridge

Cat Tail Brook Bridge
Montgomery Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

   This simple single-arch stone bridge with an eleven-foot span was built of local fieldstone in 1825. It carries Montgomery Road over the Cat Tail Brook. It is one of the two remaining stone-arch bridges in Hillsborough Township and is a fine example of local stone craftsmanship of the early 19th century. It is maintained by Somerset County.

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Children’s Museum of Somerset County

The PeopleCare Center, 120 Finderne Avenue
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-725-4677

   Through educational exhibits and programs, The Children’s Museum of Somerset County hopes to inspire every child’s natural curiosity and creativity, and to nurture a love of learning. The museum also showcases the talents of young adults in the county.

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Codington Farmstead

Codington Farmstead
15 Mt. Horeb Road
Warren, NJ 07059
908-580-1052

   The 55 acre Codington Farmstead was built by Issac Codington in Mount Horeb (now Warren Township). The farmhouse dates back to 1742, and is the oldest structure in New Jersey continuously owned and operated by the same family.  The Codington House, expanded in 1780, 1820 and 1870, is now owned by Warren Twp. The house has furnishings and decorative arts spanning the 18th to Learn More …

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Daniel Robert House (Somerville Borough Hall)

Daniel Robert House (Somerville Borough Hall)
25 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-725-2300

   Constructed in 1888 in the Gothic Revival style, the Daniel Robert House was designed by architects Lambert and Bunnell of Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a faithful replica of Andrew Jackson Davis’s Harral House, also located in Bridgeport. The house is remarkably preserved and retains most of its original Gothic Revival detailing.  The Borough continues to use the building as its Learn More …

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