Somerset County's
Journey Through The Past

Make a vibrant connection to history at Somerset County’s 16th annual Journey through the Past!

This October, Somerset County invites you to…
Visit select historic sites in person on Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, 2021 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

If it is permissible and safe to do so, several Somerset County historic sites will be open free to the public on Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, 2021 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.

A series of virtual experiences that can be accessed online. Please visit www.SCHistoryWeekend.com as you plan your trip and before you travel for the most up to date information and to access virtual material.

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. Collect, trade… and play! Lord Memorial Fountain for a Knox Porter Resolution? 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 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Admissionat 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

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

    , Boonton

  • Morris County Tourism Bureau
  • Provides information about what's happening in the county, including events, historical sites, museums, hotels, restaurants. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Saturdays in summer. Historic Morristown walking tours available as well as group tours and packages.

    6 Court St, Morristown 07960, 973-631-5151

  • The Rose City
  • Duke Farms
  • View historic buildings, elegant bridges, a chain of beautiful man-made lakes, lush meadows, woodlands. waterfalls and ornamental fountains at the historic estate.

    80 Route 206, Hillsborough 08876, 908/722-3700

  • The Seeing Eye
  • For the formative steps in a guide dog's youth, The Seeing Eye relies on a network of Puppy Raisers throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania who participate in a program that began in 1942 as a joint effort with 4-H Youth Development.

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This story was first published: Autumn, 2008