Weekend Journey through the Past

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

…at Somerset County’s 14th annual Weekend Journey through the Past!  

Thank you for a great Weekend Journey in 2019!  We look forward to seeing you again for the 2020 Weekend Journey, on October 10th and 11th!

Visit A selection of Somerset County’s historic sites, all open to the public, free of charge. All participating sites were open on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 13, 2019 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Explore Somerset County’s quaint villages, rolling farmsteads, lively towns and unspoiled natural areas. Participating sites are grouped into three convenient tours by location: Northern, Central, and Southern Somerset County.

Learn about former Somerset County residents: celebrities, politicians, artists, military heroes, and ordinary people who made a difference.

Witness what life was like 50... 100... or even 200 years ago, from daily work responsibilities and pleasant pastimes to the difficult hardships endured during the American Revolution.

Discover our many and varied individual Revolutionary War histories—major contributions to the County’s designation as a Crossroads of the American Revolution State Heritage Area

What can you expect to find on your Weekend Journey? Take a look at what visitors discovered in 2019!

2019 Weekend Journey Guide Book*

2019 Weekend Journey Activities Brochure

2019 Interactive Map

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


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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