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The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills
The Brick Academy 1809 School House & Museum

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills is headquartered at the historic Brick Academy in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, New Jersey. A short 45 minute ride west of Manhattan, centrally located off interstates 78, 287, 22, and 202/206, in Somerset County, New Jersey.

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The Brick Academy is located in Somerset County in Central New Jersey


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Street Address:
The Historical Society
of the Somerset Hills
15 West Oak Street,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Telephone:
(908) 221-1770

Mailing Address:
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills
P.O. Box 136, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Web based Map/Directions
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Hours of Operation:
Museum Open
First Sunday
of each month
2-4pm
(except Summer
and Holidays)
Library/
Research Room

By Appointment Only

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Brick Academy Directions

Directions

From 287 (Traveling Northbound)
Take Exit 26B (Bernardsville). Bear right at off ramp onto Mt. Airy Road. Bear right at traffic signal where Mt. Airy Road continues. Go 1.1 miles and turn right onto W. Oak Street. The Historical Society is 1 mile on the left.

From Routes 202 (Traveling Southbound)
Enter Bernardsville and look for left onto North Maple Avenue. Go approximately 1.7 miles and turn right onto Oak Street (island). Cross North Finley Avenue and Brick Academy is the second building on the right.

From 287 (Traveling Southbound)
Take North Maple Avenue (Exit30A) to Basking Ridge. Go approximately 1.7 miles and turn right onto Oak Street (island). Cross North Finley Avenue and Brick Academy is the second building on the right.

From Route 78 (Traveling Eastbound)
Take 78 to Exit 36. Turn Left at off ramp and proceed on Stonehouse Road which bears to the left and turns into King George Road. Continue 2 miles and bear right onto North Finley Avenue. Continue to center of downtown Basking Ridge. Turn left onto Oak Street. The Brick Academy is the second building on the right.

From Route 78 (Traveling Westbound)
Take 78 to Exit 36. Turn Right at off ramp and proceed on Stonehouse Road which bears to the left and turns into King George Road. Continue 2 miles and bear right onto North Finley Avenue. Continue to center of downtown Basking Ridge. Turn left onto Oak Street. The Brick Academy is the second building on the right.

Mass Transit
New Jersey Transit train service is available via the Peapack/Gladstone rail line. The Basking Ridge train station is located just four short blocks north of the Brick Academy.

Parking/Restrooms
There are 8 parking spaces at the Brick Academy. Additional free parking is available along South Finley Ave in the downtown section of Basking Ridge. Restroom facilities are available in the downstairs of the Brick Academy.


Eateries/Restaurants
The Washington House Restaurant/Bar - 55 S. Finley Avenue
Ridge Pizza- 25 S Finley Ave
Brush’s Deli - 35 S Finley Ave
Mockingbird Cafe - S. Finley Avenue
The Copper Kettle - 118 S Finley Ave
Grain House Restaurant/Bar – N. Maple Ave.
Hotel Accommodations
Dolce – Basking Ridge
Somerset Hills Hotel - Warren
Bernards Inn - Bernardsville
Marriott Courtyard – Basking Ridge
Hotel Indigo- Basking Ridge
Old Mill Inn - Basking Ridge
Nearby Attractions
Walking Tour of Basking Ridge - (0mi)
The USGA Museum - Bernards Twp (4mi)
KMS Farmstead – Basking Ridge (2mi)
Natirar Mansion/Park – Peapack (10mi)
Washington Rock Park – Green Brook (10mi)
Museum of Early Crafts – Madison (15mi)
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Street Address:
The Historical Society
of the Somerset Hills
15 West Oak Street,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Telephone:
(908) 221-1770

Map/Directions
Click Here

Hours of Operation:
Museum Open
First Sunday
of each month
2-4pm
(except Summer
and Holidays)
Library/
Research Room

By Appointment Only

 

 

 

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