This October, Somerset County invites you to…
Visit select historic sites in person on Saturday, October 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, 2023 Noon – 4:00 p.m.—and virtually all month long at www.SCHistoryWeekend.com!
Explore the vast history of Somerset County through a variety of different experiences.
Learn what life was like 50… 100… or even 200 years ago.
Discover our individual Revolutionary War histories—major contributions to the County’s designation as a Crossroads of the American Revolution State Heritage Area.
... on YOUR Journey Through the Past!
Several Somerset County historic sites will be open free to the public on Saturday, October 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please visit www.SCHistoryWeekend.com as you plan your trip and before you travel for the most up-to-date information.
Somerset County is pleased to offer Journey Through the Past visitors free commemorative history trading cards—a fun way for everyone to learn about the people and events that shaped life in Somerset County, the state of New Jersey, and the United States of America. Each card features a notable person, place, event, or theme taken from four centuries of Somerset County’s rich history. Ask for trading cards when visiting the participating historic sites across the county—most sites offer at least one card. Visit our website and click Trading Cards to access more fun stuff!
Select sites will be open Saturday, October 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Admission at each participating site is free. Sites will be open according to County and State policies which are subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information about this event, visit
The mighty splendor of the Rockaway River gorge traces a forgotten industrial past.
A visit promises ample scenic vistas, woodland or urban hikes with water views and flashes of Revolutionary and Civil War history.
Paths of green, fields of gold!