Journey through the Past

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Weekend Journey through the Past LogoMake a vibrant connection to history...  

…at Somerset County’s 15th annual Journey through the Past!  

If it is permissible and safe to do so, several Somerset County historic sites will be open free to the public on Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 2020 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Somerset County Cultural & 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. 

What can you expect to find on your Journey through the Past? 

2020 Journey through the Past Guide Book*

*Note: Printed copies of the book can be found at each participating site.

2020 Journey through the Past Activities Brochure

Outdoor and Indoor Activities Offered!

2020 In Person Sites - Interactive Map


New Activities this October!

Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway Driving Tour

Our friends at the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition have created a driving tour of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway! Visit for a detailed guide and navigational tools. An information tent will be available on October 10th and 11th during Journey through the Past event hours. 

Somerset County's History Hunt 

Somerset County's History Hunt takes you on a whole new Journey through the Past... Visit a variety of hidden gems all throughout Somerset County all month long! 

Virtual Journey through the Past

You can explore Somerset County's history from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace!


Somerset County’s annual Weekend Journey Through The Past is an initiative of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission in collaboration with many county-wide local historical organizations and commissions and other county organizations.

Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission,
a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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