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Rockingham Historic Site

84 Laurel Avenue
(609) 683-7132

Rockingham is believed to be the second oldest house in the Millstone River Valley, its original rooms built about 1710. The house was originally a two-story, two-room frame house with a one and one-half story lean-to at its back, situated high on a rocky hillside above the river. The house and about 100 acres were purchased by 1735 by John Berrien, who later served as Somerset County Judge, Trustee for the College of New Jersey (present day Princeton University), a New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and Colony Assemblyman. He greatly enlarged the house for his growing family in the 1760s and added land gradually to total over 360 acres, making it a substantial farm appropriate for a prosperous, well-established man.


Christine Nigro

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
I've been passing by signs for this place the last 6 months. Finally made it a point to visit with the family. Five of my kids ages 6 to 20. Just a few miles from where we live and a totally different landscape. Beautiful! We did a 2pm tour with Lisa. She was very knowledgeable and animated. Which made a potential "boring" homeschool "field trip" more interesting for my 6yo. We arrived early so we took the trail at the side of the house to explore a bit of the D&R Canal.

Bill Holt

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Interesting place. Well informed curator.

Mark Deavult

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Pleasant historical diversion, with easy access (with a slight climb) from the Flemer Preserve adjacent to the D&R Canal Trail.

Lanett Grant

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Small but very interesting part of our history. Accomodating and knowledgeable tour staff and in a beautiful area.

Valarie E

Sunday, April 2, 2017
A great way to spend free time. Go here and explore the exterior of the home on your own than take the guided house tour. If I remember correctly photography is not allowed inside.

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