Home Return to Somers Point Historical Society

War of 1812 Marker

William Morrow Beach Gateway Playhouse Birthplace of Richard Somers Site of Richard Somers Tavern Roberts-Johnson VFW Post 2189 Patriot Park Richard Somers Family Burial Plot Clark-Eliason American Legion Post 352 Somers Point Historical Museum
Somers Point City Hall Somers Point Library Atlantic Heritage Center Historic Somers Mansion Somers Family Cemetery Job's Ferry Marker Kennedy Park/ High Banks Park and Bluff Steelman Cemetery Bay Front Historic District Shore Road Historic District
Previous Somers Mansion Next
Historic Somers Mansion
       Built between 1720 and 1726 by Richard Somers, son of John Somers, the first area settler, it is Atlantic County’s oldest house.  The Mansion was left to Richard’s oldest son, John. He occupied the Mansion until his death in 1799 leaving the “homeland” to his son, Jesse Somers. Jesse’s sons, James and Richard L. inherited the Mansion. It is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and the Historic American Buildings Survey. Owned by the State of New Jersey; open Wed.-Sat. 10am-12 noon and 1-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. (609) 927-2212.