• Historic houses tours available Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm; Sunday tours from 1pm-4pm
  • Due to the current health crisis, reservations are required
  • Confirm availability at (908) 725-1015 or [email protected]
  • Special events
  • lectures
  • group tours offered throughout the year
  • Parking
  • Short walk from Somerville Station of NJ Transit Raritan Valley line
  • ADA accessible
  • Free

Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites

71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876


The Wallace House, built in the early years of the American Revolution, served as General George Washington’s headquarters during the 1778-1779 Middlebrook Cantonment. The Old Dutch Parsonage was home to ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church including the founder and first president of Rutgers University, known then as Queen’s College, Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh. Historic house tours explore both buildings and highlight New Jersey's religious and national diversity, early leadership in American higher education, and central role in the Revolutionary War as the Crossroads of the American Revolution.


  • Tour both houses to learn about the site’s important role in the American Revolution

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