Somerset County's
Journey Through The Past

Make a vibrant connection to history at Somerset County’s 17th annual Journey through the Past!

This October, Somerset County invites you to…
Visit select historic sites in person on Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, 2022 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!

Living History at the Abraham Staats House, South Bound Brook

Several Somerset County historic sites will be open free to the public on Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission asks that all visitors, and all participating historic sites and their attendant organizations comply with the current State and County health, safety and social distancing protocols during this event.

Please visit www.SCHistoryWeekend.com as you plan your trip and before you travel for the most up-to-date information.

Kenned Martin Stelle Farmstead, Basking Ridge

Somerset County History Trading Cards!

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 and deals out unique facts, activities … and even a few mysteries to solve! 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!

Relief Hose Company No. 2 Engine House, Raritan

Select sites will be open Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, 2022 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. The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission asks that all visitors, and all participating historic sites and their attendant organizations comply with the current State and County health, safety and social distancing protocols during this event. For the most up to date information about this event, visit www.SCHistoryWeekend.com.

Nearby accommodations and attractions

  • The Raptor Trust
  • The Raptor Trust is one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States.

    1452 White Bridge Road, Millington 07946, 908/647-2353

  • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve
  • Paths of green, fields of gold!

    2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster

  • Grace Lord Park
  • The mighty splendor of the Rockaway River gorge traces a forgotten industrial past.

    , Boonton

  • Split Rock Reservoir
  • A visit promises ample scenic vistas, woodland or urban hikes with water views and flashes of Revolutionary and Civil War history.

    , Rockaway Twp.

  • Lamington River

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This story was first published: Autumn, 2008