Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Somerset County Five Generals Narrated Bus Tour: February 15, 2015

Somerset County Five Generals Narrated Bus Tour
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Discover five of the original Somerset County houses that served as general staff headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The historic houses are the Van Horne House in Bridgewater, the Van Veghten House in Finderne, the Abraham Staats House in South Bound Brook, the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster, and the Wallace House in Somerville.

Abraham Staat's House, South Bound Brook, NJ.
During the Second Middlebrook Encampment (1778-1789) the village of Middlebrook was an area just east of the Van Horne House, which is now the west end of Bound Brook. General Washington posted all of his dispatches from Middlebrook, even though his headquarters was at the Wallace House in Somerville, five miles away.

This bus tour provides a perfect opportunity for a weekend family outing. Visiting the five historic sites offers a unique educational experience, for young and old alike, to learn about the history of the American Revolution and the generals who occupied the houses.

The tour start from the Van Horne House, 941 East Main Street, Bridgewater (across from Patriots Ballpark) and takes approximately two and a half hours. Free parking is available behind Target and across the street at the ballpark.

The tour is $5 per person with advanced payment and $10 with payment on the day of the tour. Payment can be made by mail or by credit card payment with an online reservation. Space is limited and reservations are required. The five available tours are scheduled to start on the hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm.

To register or for more information, call 732-356-8856 or sign up online.

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