us on the Heritage Trail and discover what you haven’t
300 years of sacrifices, challenges and pivotal
moments have transpired right in our own backyard. Our
goal is to offer area residents and visitors alike an
opportunity to learn about the rich history of greater
Somerset County while celebrating our unique place in
our nation's history. The Heritage Trail Association
helps to connect the past to the present day.
We do this
by offering a series of programs such as lectures, exhibits
and programs. In addition, the Van Horne house is available
for rent to the public and businesses for special events such
as weddings, parties and meetings.
here for more information on renting the Van Horne House for
your special occasion!
We started in 1993 with a two-hour bus tour called 60 Miles
of Legend and Lore and over the years, developed many
original bus and walking tours, such as Somerset Hills
Landed Gentry, Nostalgia & Post World War II Housing,
Famous Lovers & Murders, Visions and Inventions and
2002, the Heritage Trail Association moved its headquarters
location to the historic Van Horne House. Built in the
1750's, the Van Horne Home has seen the footpaths of the
Native Americans, the development of early colonial
settlements, the struggles of the American Revolution and the
rise of commerce and industry, making it a true window though
which to view Somerset County’s history.