Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past

Tour the most prominent historic properties in Somerset County. 
Visit properties right here in the Somerset Hills

Somerset County’s 
Weekend Journey Through the Past

Features Free Historic Sites in the Somerset Hills
Tours & Activities
Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 10 am. to 5 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 12pm to 4 pm

Somerset County’s Premiere Historic Event

Want something fun to do with friends and/or family this weekend? Explore some of the most historic properties across Somerset County. Admission and fun activities is FREE! Local historic minded organizations participate each year with historical properties located right here in the Somerset Hills.

Weekend Journey through the Past is intended to encourage a multi-generational outing for parents, children and grandparents.  Share stories and experiences about “the old days” with your children and grandchildren as you enjoy traveling from one historic site to the next. 

Videos – View the introduction and catch a glimpse of the Somerset Hills participants.

Brick Academy

USGA Museum

The Ross Farm

The Brick Academy / 
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills

15 West Oak Street, Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township

The Brick Academy:  Built in 1809, the Brick Academy, a “classical school,” had a reputation for training graduates who achieved national recognition in their fields.  Prominent families from Virginia, and Maryland, and New York enrolled their sons in this prestigious school.  Important leaders in our country such as Theodore Frelinghuysen, Samuel Lewis Southard, William L. Dayton, and Robert Field Stockton received a classical school education.  These prominent men preceded hundreds of students who attended class at the Brick Academy, students whose names represent the earliest families in the Somerset Hills.  New Jersey legislature to organize a public school system was enacted about the year 1824.  Beginning in 1853, and for 50 years thereafter, the Brick Academy provided a public education to young residents of both sexes in Bernards Township.

Visit the Brick Academy, located at 15 W. Oak St, Basking Ridge

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For further information, please call The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission at 908-231-7110 or visit the event website