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Four Centuries in a Weekend

  • Carter House 90 Butler Parkway Summit, NJ, 07901 United States (map)
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Sponsored by The Union County Cultural Heritage Commission

Tour historic buildings throughout Union County, including Summit's Carter House, Twin Maples and the Summit Playhouse.

During Four Centuries Weekend, come visit the historic Carter House, built in 1741, which houses our collection of historical artifacts from the Summit’s history - starting in its earliest days before the American Revolution, to the 1830s, when the first train arrived, up to the present time.

For National Parks lovers, the Carter House has its own unique Passport cancellation stamp, recognizing its inclusion in the National Heritage Area, which can be added to your National Parks Passport.  Union County is one of 14 New Jersey counties that comprise the National Parks Service Crossroads of the Revolution National Heritage area, which recognizes the role New Jersey played in the American Revolution.  Because the Union County area was one of the earliest regions to be settled, the Carter House is just one of thirty sites of significance from the Revolutionary War era being recognized as part of the National Heritage area. Our unique cancellation stamp will be available to all of our guests during the weekend and all other times the Carter House is open for visitors.  Bring a Passport to Your National Parks and we will stamp it for you!

The Carter House will be open:
Saturday 10/19   noon-5pm
Sunday 10/20     noon-5pm

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