This weekend, on Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, Union County celebrates the annual Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, when dozens of historic sites and museums open their doors to the public free of charge, from noon to 5:00 p.m. each day. Many of the sites are within walking distance of mass transit routes, and this year’s event will once again feature special trolley and shuttle bus service to some of the sites.

“Four Centuries is a good opportunity to learn about the rich history of our county, and it is also a chance to explore some of the transportation alternatives available to County residents and visitors,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.

Kean University will provide free trolley service to the Liberty Hall Museum historic site on October 19 and 20.

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The Borough of Mountainside will provide a free shuttle from the Westfield train station to the Deserted Village, where Union County is hosting tours and activities for young and old alike, including free hayrides and children’s games.

The Mountainside shuttle will also stop at the Miller-Cory Museum, the Reeve Cultural and History Center, and Mountainside’s Deacon Hetfield House.

Mass transit options, by rail and bus, are available through NJ Transit.

For complete details about Four Centuries In A Weekend visit online at ucnj.org/4C (scroll down for transit and shuttle information), or contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 (NJ Relay Users dial 711) or culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

The Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is a division of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. More information about all Parks and Recreation activities is available online at ucnj.org/parks, or call 908-527-4900.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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