Rockingham Historic Site
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.
Pleasant historical diversion, with easy access (with a slight climb) from the Flemer Preserve adjacent to the D&R Canal Trail.
Small but very interesting part of our history. Accomodating and knowledgeable tour staff and in a beautiful area.
Beautiful location, historically well preserved. Very well cared for.
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.
Worth seeing when you're in the Princeton area. The tour is approximately an hour long. Our tour guide was very good and made it interesting. Admission is free. Entry to the tour is a little unusual in that they require you to wait outside until the next scheduled tour. Be sure to read the sign on the door.
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