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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Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead

Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead
450 King George Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
347-927-8748

  The KMS Farmstead consists of an 18th century dwelling, a circa 1800 wagon house, a mid-to late 18th century barn, and a number of 19th century outbuildings. The farmhouse, wagon house, and English barn are significant as early examples of English and modified Dutch framing techniques, as well as for their association with the Reverend Samuel Kennedy, a distinguished local Learn More …

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Kingston Bridge

Kingston Bridge
Old Route 27 over the Millstone River
Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
Franklin Township, NJ
609-924-5705

   The Kingston Bridge is the second oldest remaining bridge in Somerset County. It was built in 1798 to replace the wooden bridge burned during the Revolution, and is the county’s largest stone road bridge, consisting of four arches. The bridge was constructed to carry the King’s Highway, now Route 27, over the Millstone River. This road was an important Learn More …

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Kirch-Ford-Terrill House

Kirch-Ford-Terrill House
1 Reinman Road
Warren, NJ 07059
732-271-1596

   The original section of this house was most likely constructed between 1766 and 1774 by Thomas Terrill, Sr. It utilizes an H-bent frame, a hallmark of Dutch-American architecture. The house has been expanded and altered several times over the past three centuries, including a two-and a-half story four room section constructed circa 1795. After the death of Thomas Terrill Learn More …

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Limestone Kilns

Limestone Kilns
122 Main Street
Peapack & Gladstone, NJ 07977
908-221-1770

   The Limestone Kilns in Peapack are all that remains of a thriving limestone business known as Todd’s Quarry. The kilns are composed of two adjacent kilns separated by a vertical joint visible in the stone wall, which suggests they may have been constructed at different times. The front wall, constructed of hewn stone, is 26 feet high and is Learn More …

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Long House (Mule Tenders Barracks)

Long House (Mule Tenders Barracks)
4 Griggstown Causeway
Franklin Township, NJ 08540
609-924-5705

   The Long House was believed to have been constructed by Cornelius Simonson as a grain storage facility in the second quarter of the 19th century. At one time the building served as a store, post office and interpretive center. Plans are underway to restore the building and again use it as an interpretive center.

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Lord Stirling Manor Site

Lord Stirling Manor Site
96 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-766-2489

   Two brick buildings are all that remain of the Lord Stirling/William Alexander estate.  Research has established these were auxiliary buildings related to farm life (granary, farm office, perhaps used by domestic servants). Archeological digs are ongoing on site which is owned by the Somerset County Park Commission.  

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