Monthly Archives: June 2009

Glebe House Museum

Description: Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury’s village center, the Glebe House Museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut. The simple but elegant 18th century farmhouse is furnished as the home of the … Continue reading

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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Description: Located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience. Old Wethersfield is a quiet town just south of Hartford that is known for its shade covered streets and lanes lined … Continue reading

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The Old County Jail and Museum

Description: The Old Jail and Museum is an 1856 jail, operated until 1968, and attached 1893 Jailer’s home filled with hundreds of fascinating artifacts from Tolland homes, farms and industries. Address: Tolland Green Tolland, CT 06084 Hours: Mid May – … Continue reading

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Benton Homestead

Description: The 1720 Daniel Benton Homestead, the oldest house remaining in Tolland, was the home of Daniel Benton and his descendants from 1720 to 1932. Although minor changes were made to the house, it remains in many ways much the … Continue reading

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Putnam Memorial State Park

Description: Putnam Memorial State Park is named for Major General Israel Putnam who chose the site as the winter encampment for his men during the winter of 1778-1779. The former American Revolutionary War encampment and park is located at the … Continue reading

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Leffingwell Inn Museum

Description: The restored home of early industrialist Christopher Leffingwell was built in 1675 used as a meeting place for patriots during the Revolutionary War. Today, an interacting tour guides viewers throughout the house to how life was lived at the … Continue reading

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Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School

Description: Built in the 1660s, the Thomas Lee House is a Colonial home furnished in period. At the back of the property is a Colonial herb garden. Address: 228 W Main St Route 156 Niantic, CT 06357 Contact Phone: 860.739.6070

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Shaw Mansion

Description: The Mansion, built by Capt. Nathaniel Shaw with the help of French settlers, was completed in 1758. The mansion was Connecticut’s naval war office used during the Revolutionary War. It features changing exhibits and special events. Address: 11 Blinman … Continue reading

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Black Rock Fort & Fort Nathan Hale

Description: Black Rock Fort is located in New Haven, CT. Fort Hale is situated upon an insulated rock, two miles from the end of Long Wharf, New Haven. It was named in honor of Captain Nathan Hale, on of the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. House

Description: Jonathan Trumbull Jr., son of Connecticut’s Revolutionary War Governor, served as General George Washington’s secretary during the American Revolution and was later governor of Connecticut from 1797-1809. His home with its hand-carved paneling and corner fireplaces is the house … Continue reading

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