There are a lot of amazing places to visit in the United States; one of my favorites is historical spots. It is amazing to see what people did, what happened to people, or what the past was like. Here are ten of the best historical spots in Somerset County, NJ!
9/11 Memorial Clock: West Main St Somerville, NJ 08876
9/11 was a tragic event for everyone; people who lost and people who didn’t. It is very difficult for me to think about, as it really was just a disgusting, terrible time. While the event itself is a nightmare, we thank the people that have created memorials and have had respect to honor those lost. Let us just take a moment of silence for those poor people that had to suffer such a horrible fate…
The 9/11 memorial clock honors the thirty seven residents of Somerset County that tragically passed that day as well as all of the others. It is very difficult for me to write about this any longer, so let us move on.
Blairsden: 30 Blair Ave Somerset, NJ 08873
While there does not seem to be any way to see the inside unless you were present for the Mansion in May designer show house and garden, it is still a wonderful historical site that you can catch a glace of if you drive by. The mansion has thirty eight rooms, twenty-five fireplaces, and nineteen bathrooms! It was built for an investment banker named Clinton Ledyard Blair who I suppose, had a lot of money!
Nevius Street Bridge: Nevius St Raritan, NJ 08869
This is a historical bridge that at one point in time carried cars across the Raritan river! In the 1840’s it was a wooden bridge and because of that, I am very iffy about its safety! Thankfully, in 1886, the current bridge was built by a wrought iron bridge company and it is a Pratt truss bridge. Because of its engineering and method of construction, it was added to the national register of historical places.
West End Hose Company Number 3: 23 N Doughty Ave, Somerville, New Jersey
This building was once a firehouse until the company relocated to a new firehouse. Now it serves as a fire department museum. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places on July 17, 2002.
Old Dutch Parsonage: 65 Washington Place, Somerville, New Jersey
This is a house built way back in 1751. It was added to the National Registration of Historical Places in 1971 because of it is an excellent example of mid-18th century Flemish bond brick structure.
Wallace House: 71 Somerset Street Somerville, New Jersey
The Wallace house is amazing because it served as General George Washington’s headquarters during the second Middlebrook encampment! It joined the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1970.
Historic Tulipwood: 1165 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873
This house was built and passed down a couple of time before finally being sold to Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey in 2003. It was transferred to the meadows foundation; a place that over saw the restoration of seven other homes in Somerset County.
Van Liew-Suydam House: 280 S Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873
This is another house that was restored by the Meadows Foundation. It has beautiful views of the sunsets and it is an amazing place to go and visit if you have time.
Washington’s Route Marker: Main St. and Warren St. In front of the Somerset County Courthouse
This marker that stands outside of the Somerset County courthouse is one of the thirteen markers that show the route that George Washington and his army took from Princeton to Morristown.
J. Harper Smith Estate: 228 Altamont Place Somerville, County
The J. Harper smith estate is a beautiful Victorian home with a carriage house and a fish pond. It is on the National Register of Historical Places as well as the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.