Category Archives: Historic

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In East Haddam

Description: The restored red schoolhouse, located since 1900 atop the hill in back of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, is over 200 years old and served as a school from 1750 to 1799. During these years it was located on the … Continue reading

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Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In New London

Description: Our state hero, Nathan Hale, taught in this school after leaving the quiet of Moodus in 1774 and stayed until 1775, when the Revolutionary War started. The site is now maintained by the Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution. … Continue reading

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William Williams house

Description: On the corner of the road leading from Lebanon to Windham is the house once occupied by the William Williams, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It has been slightly modified, but its general appearance is … Continue reading

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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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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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