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Walking Tour of Raritan, NJ

The Heritage Trail Association and the Historical &Cultural Committee of Raritan invite you to a walking tour of historic Raritan, New Jersey

Sun, September 17th 2017

TWO TOURS: space is limited to 20 in each time slot
Tours will begin at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. at the Raritan Public Library, 54 East Somerset Street, Raritan.

The tour, which will last for about one hour, cost- 5.00 plus Eventbrite fees. Advance registration requested.

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FREE--October 14 from 10-5pm and October 15th from Noon to 4pm--FREE

Somerset County's Weekend Journey Through the Past is right around the corner! ?This free weekend will once again see the Historic Van Horne House transformed into an event that happened in or around the house during the Revolutionary War.

Each year, The Heritage Trail Association and the Middlebrook Theatrical Society reenact a different story! If you have been here before, you haven't seen this years' event.

Visit the Van Horne House in British Occupied New Jersey!
It’s late Autumn 1776, General Washington has been driven from New York City and across New Jersey.
The British, under General Cornwallis, have Occupied New Brunswick, N.J. just 7 miles south and the main British force occupies farms to the north along the Raritan River. Join British soldiers as they enjoy the famous Van Horne Hospitality and a respite from the fighting. But all may not be as loyalist as it seems.
Will you sign a loyalty oath and sing God save the King or seek out the rebels in hiding and plot to raise a liberty pole in defiance of King George? Pick a side; Its Loyalist vs. Patriot for weekend Journey 2017 at the Van Horne House!

~~~Guided 1 hour tours~~~bring your family and friends~~new groups start every 15 minutes!

Paranormal Night at the Van Horne

Sunday, October 22nd at 7pm    20.00/person

Is the Van Horne House Haunted?

Join the Heritage Trail and the New Jersey Paranormal Investigators "NJPI" for a night of revealing what NJPI has discovered from two investigations at the Van Horne House. There are a couple of stories of incidents in the house, but will the spirits cooperate with the investigators and reveal themselves? After hearing the results, if anything conclusive, we will break into groups and do our own hunting with their equipment. If you have your own equipment and want to use it, bring it along. Space is limited to 60 people

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Speaker Series with Joseph Bilby

November 12th, Sunday from 2-4pm.



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The Heritage Trail Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.


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Van Horne House:
941 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(732) 356-8856
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