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Explore Warren History Trail

November 4, 2023 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

A self-guided excursion of historic sites throughout Warren County on the weekend of November 4th and 5th, 2023. The event takes in 15 historical sites, including important landmarks and historic districts.

Each site will open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday, and tour-goers can visit one or multiple sites at their own pace each day. Printed trail maps will be available at all locations to start the tour-goers off on their history adventure. The event is free, rain or shine, and recommended for individuals and families of all ages.

Each stop along the trail offers something different and exciting for the whole family. Every site will have representatives on hand to convey the history of the location, and many sites will offer special tours, demonstrations and festival activities. Interactive children’s activities are also planned at several locations. Full descriptions, schedule details and a digital map are available at WarrenHistoryTrail.org.

All 15 sites on the History Trail are listed on the New Jersey State Historic Register and the majority are also on the National Register of Historic Places. The landmarks span over one 160 years of Warren County heritage. The earliest landmark on the trail is at Oxford. Oxford Furnace was installed in 1741 with the iron master’s residence, Shippen Manor, being built in 1754. The most recent landmark is Allamuchy’s Rutherfurd Hall, which was built in 1902.

Saturday, November 4th:
Millbrook Village, Old Mine Road and Rt 602, Hardwick
Vass Farmstead, 97 Stillwater Road (CR 521), Hardwick
Blairstown Historic District, Main Street, Blairstown
Johnsonburg, Historic District, 210 Main Street, Johnsonburg
Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy
Moravian Village of Hope, Route 519, Hope
Ramsaysburg Homestead, 140 Route 46, Delaware
Belvidere, 301 Second Street, Belvidere

Sunday, November 5th:
Shippen Manor/ Oxford Furnace, 8 Belvidere Ave, Oxford
VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead, 3026 Belvidere Road (CR 519), Harmony Township
Roseberry-Gess House, 540 Warren Street, Phillipsburg
Shimer Mansion, 401 New Brunswick Ave, Phillipsburg
Jim and Mary Lee Museum, 477 County Route 519, Stewartsville
Bread Lock Park, 2627 State Route 57, Stewartsville
Asbury Mill, 478 Main Street, Asbury

The Warren County History Trail received an operating support grant from the Warren County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Additional funding was provided by the Warren County Department of Information’s tourism program, ExploreWarren.org

Details

Date:
November 4, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.warrenhistorytrail.org/

Venue

Warren County History Trail

Organizer

Explore Warren History Trail