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Steuben House

Bergen County Historical Society

Historic New Bridge Landing Walking Tour
1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ
201.343.9492
Historic Buildings are open for Special Events
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Historic New Bridge Landing contains three New Jersey Dutch Stone Houses: the 1752 Steuben House, a state historic site; the 1774 Campbell-Christie House, a Bergen County Historic Site; and the late-18th century Demarest House, owned by the Blauvelt Demarest Foundation. All are furnished with period furnishings. The site also contains the 1889 Pratt-type, Low Truss Swing Bridge at the site crossing the Hackensack River of the original 18th century “Bridge That Saved the Nation”; the 1889 Westervelt Barn; and a reproduction 18th century Out Kitchen. The Steuben House is an esteemed Revolutionary War landmark. It was built at this strategic river crossing that served as an encampment, battleground, military headquarters and intelligence-gathering post.
Rodger Yaden, portraying George Washington, attends a ball at New Bridge Landing celebrating Washington's birthday on Sunday.
JENNIFER BROWN / SPECIAL TO THE RECORD
Rodger Yaden, portraying George Washington, attends a ball at New Bridge Landing celebrating Washington's birthday on Sunday.
Sunday's birthday event included the Tricorne Dance Ensemble performing 18th-century dancing.
JENNIFER BROWN / SPECIAL TO THE RECORD
Sunday's birthday event included the Tricorne Dance Ensemble performing 18th-century dancing.

But it was merriment all around Sunday when the Bergen County Historical Society celebrated the 282nd birthday of the nation’s first president at the historic stone house.

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/closter/River_Edge_historical_site_hosts_George_Washington_birthday_party.html#sthash.tovG3wNs.dpuf

RIVER EDGE — The Steuben House would not have been in a festive mood when George Washington arrived there during his 1776 retreat from British forces after crossing the Hackensack River.

Rodger Yaden, portraying George Washington, attends a ball at New Bridge Landing celebrating Washington's birthday on Sunday.
JENNIFER BROWN / SPECIAL TO THE RECORD
Rodger Yaden, portraying George Washington, attends a ball at New Bridge Landing celebrating Washington's birthday on Sunday.
Sunday's birthday event included the Tricorne Dance Ensemble performing 18th-century dancing.
JENNIFER BROWN / SPECIAL TO THE RECORD
Sunday's birthday event included the Tricorne Dance Ensemble performing 18th-century dancing.

But it was merriment all around Sunday when the Bergen County Historical Society celebrated the 282nd birthday of the nation’s first president at the historic stone house.

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/closter/River_Edge_historical_site_hosts_George_Washington_birthday_party.html#sthash.tovG3wNs.dpuf
River Edge historical site hosts George Washington birthday party - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/closter/River_Edge_historical_site_hosts_George_Washington_birthday_party.html#sthash.tovG3wNs.dpuf
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Steuben House Hosts George Washington's 282nd Birthday
RIVER EDGE — The Steuben House would not have been in a festive mood when George Washington arrived there during his 1776 retreat from British forces after crossing the Hackensack River.

Rodger Yaden, portraying George Washington, attends a ball at New Bridge Landing celebrating Washington's birthday on Sunday.
River Edge historical site hosts George Washington birthday party - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/closter/River_Edge_historical_site_hosts_George_Washington_birthday_party.html#sthash.tovG3wNs.dpuf
Photo and Article Courtesy - The Bergen Record



Main Street, Hackensack, NJ
Historic Walking Tour

The tour starts at the Courthouse Green which is the southern terminus for Main Street. This is also the area with greatest historic significance considering its connection to General Washington and the Revolutionary War. If you would like, you can peek in the First Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery which can be accessed off Court Street. You can also walk to the top of the Courthouse steps for a great view of the Green and surrounding buildings. Then, proceed north on Main Street, noting the buildings in the following list. You can note the buildings on either side of the street as you go north, or walk one side and then the other on the return trip.. It is one mile from the Courthouse to Sears.

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