The former Washington Hotel in downtown Ringoes. Come here a few stories about it during a walking tour of downtown Ringoes on Saturday, Oct. 22.0

The former Washington Hotel in downtown Ringoes. Come here a few stories about it during a walking tour of downtown Ringoes on Saturday, Oct. 22.0

The East Amwell Historical Society invites you to enjoy a weekend celebrating the township’s history on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23.

First, take a guided tour through downtown Ringoes and learn all about its history on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The tour will cover more than 200 years of Ringoes history from the arrival of the area’s first settlers to the 1930s. Learn about the town’s rich colonial history and walk in the footsteps of the Sons of Liberty who gathered at Ringo’s Tavern to debate independence, and the Marquis de Lafayette who visited here on multiple occasions during the American Revolution. You’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago.

The historical society plans to include several stops during the tour including a visit to see the progress at the Clawson House.

The tour kicks off at 10 a.m. and tickets cost $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the historical society’s efforts to preserve and share East Amwell’s history. To register, please email Pauline Seramba at [email protected] or call 908-797-9024.
Dave Harding, historical society member and author of a new booklet “Exploring Ringoes: A Self-Guided Tour” will lead the tours. The booklet was released by the East Amwell Historic Preservation Committee.

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

On Sunday, Oct. 23 the historical society will sponsor a two-hour bus tour of East Amwell Township beginning at 1 p.m.

A number of interesting spots around the township will be explored including Ringoes, Reaville, Wertsville and Larison’s Corner. Hear about the area’s history and some of its more famous residents, including John Ringo, Dr. Cornelius Larison, John Hart and Charles Lindbergh.

East Amwell Historian Jim Davidson will narrate the fascinating stories of John Hart’s cave, Ringo’s Tavern and John Ringo’s gold, the Lindbergh Kidnapping and ghost stories of the Township. Our bus will leave the Municipal Building parking lot at 1 p.m.

There is a $15 fee and space is limited. Reserve your seat by emailing Pauline Seramba at [email protected] or calling 908-797-9024.