Hunterdon County traces its roots to 1714, long before the start of the American Revolution. From historic Main Streets to historic museums of all shapes and sizes, experience Hunterdon’s over 300 years of history.
The first place to start is logically the Red Mill Museum Village is one of the most photographed places in New Jersey and the entire country! Here, you can experience the story of a working mill in Hunterdon. Did you know that during the Revolution there were more mills in Hunterdon County than in any other County in the state? Mills were located along Hunterdon’s many rivers, brooks, creeks and waterways. The Red Mill not only helps to tell this story, but also the story of small town life in Hunterdon through many other unique outbuildings.
Head down to the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. Located down a long gravel road, this historic Dutch farmstead traces its roots to 1741. Experience life as an early farmer in the Dutch settled region along the Raritan River Valley. Be sure to check out the ‘New World Dutch’ style barn too!
Next, begin your drive south to the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead. Before you arrive, take a drive through the charming historic village of Sergeantsville. Grab a bite at the 1700’s Sergeantsville Inn! Enjoy elegant dining in this stunning stone structure. On your way out, drive down the road to the Green Sergeants Covered Bridge – known as the last remaining covered bridge in New Jersey. Snap a picture and then make your journey down towards Lambertville.
Once you are close to Lambertville, pull off and visit the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead! Experience nearly 300 years of agricultural history on this site, viewing structures and items to tell the unique stories of this farmstead. From the original stone house, to its barns, and many out buildings, this is a can’t miss stop!
Finish out your day dining in another well-known Hunterdon staple, this historic Lambertville Station Restaurant! Housed in the old train station for the City of Lambertville, you can experience fine dining and views of the Delaware River and charming downtown Lambertville.
There are so many more sites to visit that we can’t fit them all! Visit these key spots we recommended, and be sure to see what is around you. You will be amazed at what history is around the corner in Hunterdon!