If you're a fan of American history, you won't want to miss the wealth of relics in Somerset, New Jersey. From historical farmhouses to grand mansions, Somerset is situated in one of the oldest counties in the United States; the Dutch first settled here in the late 1600s. If you're traveling on a budget, choose to stay in cheap hotels in Somerset nearby local landmarks like Van Liew-Suydam House, the Ukrainian Cultural Center, and Blackwells Mills Canal House. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture some of Somerset's history!
Looking for historical homes? George Washington marched through Somerset County several times and stayed in houses in the area. Rockingham House accommodated the former president for three months in 1783; the site is open to the public. Stay in hotels in Somerset to be close to important landmarks in America's history. Rockingham State Historic Site is the very place where George Washington wrote his "Farewell Address to the Revolutionary Army" in the fall of 1783. Nearby Hageman Farm has housed only two families since the 1700s: the Garretsons and Hagemans. This farmhouse—a registered historic place of interest in New Jersey—has a 19th-century Victorian bank barn, carriage house, and dairy barn.
After a long day sightseeing, have a bite to eat in the "Garden State." Try disco fries in restaurants in Franklin Township; these are french fries covered in melted mozzarella cheese and brown gravy. Alternatively, order an Applejack cocktail (a fusion of lemon juice, grenadine, and brandy), a popular tipple in NJ since Colonial times.
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