Weekend Journey through the Past
The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, in conjunction with local historical organizations, has designated the weekend of October 8 & 9, 2011, "Weekend Journey through the Past." During the two-day period, 22 of the County's significant historic sites will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Many of the sites have planned special exhibits, programs, and tours. Admission and parking at each site are free.
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.
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.