County Cultural & Heritage Commission, in conjunction with local
historical organizations and tourism partners, has designated
the weekend of October 13 & 14, 2012, "Weekend Journey through
the Past." During this two-day period, twenty-seven (27) of the
County's significant historic sites will be open from 10:00 am
to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Along
with the addition of four “first time” participating sites this
year, a Kids/Family Detective activity, What in the World is
That?, is being planned to complement the various special
exhibits, programs, and tours planned at each historic site.
Free parking and admission to all sites.
The sites have been grouped into three convenient tours by location: Northern, Central, and Southern Somerset County. A scenic route plan with driving directions has been prepared for each of the three tours (see Tours & Map).
This annual event is a perfect opportunity for a family outing. A visit to the County's historic sites offers a unique educational experience for all ages, as well as a chance to visit some of Somerset County's most picturesque and unspoiled areas.
Many of the sites have significant Revolutionary War histories and have contributed to the area's designation as the "Crossroads of the American Revolution State Heritage Area". Local historians will be on hand to share their knowledge and stories about Somerset County's history.