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Blackwells Mills Canal House Association


598 Canal Road
Somerset, NJ 08873




The Blackwells Mills Canal House is a picturesque old home of masonry and stone, bordering the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal in Franklin Township in Somerset County, NJ. Built in the 1830s (as was the canal), it was home to generations of bridge tenders whose job it was to open the swing bridge when canal boats came through. When the last occupant died, a group of interested citizens formed the Blackwells Mills Canal House Association, leased the house from the State of New Jersey and restored the historic structure. Today the Association welcomes visitors to educational events and recreational activities throughout the year.