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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Lyons Train Station

Lyons Train Station
Lyons Place and Cross Road
Adjacent to Lyons Mall
Lyons, NJ 07939

   This one-story Tudor Revival and Mission Revival style structure was built in 1931. It is faced with stucco and brick and has limestone trim with carved rosette ornamentation at the gable ends.   Designed by Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad architect D.T. Mack or one of his staff, Lyons train Station was built largely to accommodate the growing number of visitors Learn More …

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Middlebrook Encampment and Cantonment (Washington Camp Ground)

Middlebrook Encampment and Cantonment (Washington Camp Ground)
Middlebrook Road/Miller Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

This area was the scene of two encampments of major portions of Washington’s Continental Army. 

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Mill Pond Bridge

Mill Pond Bridge
Dead Tree Run Road over the Pike Run
Montgomery, NJ 08502

   The Mill Pond Bridge is located in one of the most picturesque areas in Somerset County, the Bridgepoint Historic District. It is a triple arch bridge believed to have been built of random fieldstones in the 1820s.  The bridge was repaired and restored by Somerset County in 2000.

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Millstone Borough Hall

Millstone Borough Hall
1353 Main Street
Millstone, NJ 08844
908-281-6893

  The Millstone Borough Hall was originally a one room school house constructed circa 1860. It still contains its original tin ceiling and tongue-and-groove beadboard wainscoting.  Used as a school until around 1940, it now serves as the municipal building, and is currently being restored by the Borough.

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Millstone Valley Scenic Historic Corridor

Millstone Valley Scenic Historic Corridor
2346 Amwell Road
Franklin Township, NJ 08873

It takes only about one hour to drive the byway itself. However, it takes time to explore the historic villages of Griggstown, East Millstone, Millstone Borough , the Borough of Rocky Hill, and Kingston, and the historic districts and nature preserves, the Delaware Raritan Canal, Six Mile Run, Blackwell Mills, Colonial Park, River Road Agricultural District, Griggstown Grasslands, the village Learn More …

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Mount Bethel Baptist Meeting House

Mount Bethel Baptist Meeting House
235 Mountainview Road
Warren, NJ 07059
732-271-1596

   This meeting house was constructed in 1786 by the county’s first Baptist congregation, in part with materials salvaged from an earlier structure. It is one of the few 18th century timber-frame meeting houses in New Jersey that retains much of its original character.  The meeting house is a representative example of the simple church structures erected throughout the United Learn More …

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