Settled in the first half of the 1700s, the fertile fields of Bedminster Township attracted Dutch, German, and Scottish farmers. During the American Revolution,the town served as a safe haven for the American army. For over a century, following the war, Bedminster returned to its previous way of life as a sleepy little farming community. In 1890, the area became home to Charles Pfizer’s exclusive Essex Hunt Club. The lush green hills and dales of Bedminster were perfect for hunting foxes, and the level meadows were well suited for polo.
Millionaires from New York sought to establish great estates in Bedminster’s picturesque countryside.
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Take a trip back in time to the turn of the century,when Charlie Wikoff’s stable coach was being replacedby the automobile, and family farms were being turned into country manors. Join local historians William and Amanda Schleicher on a visual tour of Bedminster’s heritage as they celebrate the town’s history. This rich compendium of historic Bedminster is sure to be enjoyed by residents and visitors, young and old alike, for years to come.