Category Archives: Historic

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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Jabez Smith House

Description: The Jabez Smith House is an excellent example of 18th century domestic architecture. The one and one-half story, gable-roof structure with central brick chimney has remained virtually unchanged since c. 1783, when it was built by Jabez Smith. Authentic … Continue reading

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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Description: This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there. The Ebenezer Avery House which sheltered the wounded after … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Avery House (in Fort Griswold)

Description: Located in Ft. Griswold, the 18th century house was built by naval ensign wounded in the Battle of Groton Heights. It features a time period kitchen, weaving room and original furnishings throughout. Address: 57 Fort St Groton, CT 06340 … Continue reading

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Root House

Description: The Root House was built 1845 at the corner of Church and Lemon Streets by Hannah and William Root, early settlers of Marietta. Mr. Root was one of Marietta’s earliest merchants and its first druggist. He was the first … Continue reading

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Strong-Porter House

Description: The Strong-Porter House; the early 18th Century farmhouse of Nathan Hale’s maternal ancestors. This museum, with its various outbuildings, features exhibits on local history. Address: 2382 South St Coventry, CT 06238 Hours: May – October1st and 3rd weekends of … Continue reading

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The Rev. Dr. Joseph Huntington House

Description: Often called the Parsonage House, this was the home of Joseph Huntington, the noted scholar who graduated from Yale College. Address: 1346 South St Coventry, CT 06238

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General David Humphreys House

Description: Directly across from the Old Episcopal Graveyard stands the General David Humphreys’ House; the most historically important structure in the Historic District. Built in the early 1700’s, it was later the home of the Reverend Daniel Humphreys and his … Continue reading

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Samuel Huntington Homestead

Description: The Huntington Homestead in Scotland, Connecticut, is the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a distinguished statesman during the Revolutionary War and early Republic. The remarkably well-preserved site includes an eighteenth-century house on its original foundation surrounded by acres of farmland, … Continue reading

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