Category Archives: Historic

Nathan Hale Homestead

Description: ‘I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country’ are the last words spoken by Nathan Hale, Connecticut State Hero, before the British hanged him as spy in 1776. The Hale family’s farm, built … Continue reading

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Governor Jonathan Trumbull’s House

Description: The Trumbull House is the home of Connecticut’s Revolutionary War Governor, the only colonial governor to support the war for independence. Washington, Franklin, the Adamses, Rochambeau, and Lafayette came here for conferences.  Built between 1735 and 1740, the house … Continue reading

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Governor Trumbull’s Counting House

Description: In the 18th century, the Counting House functioned at the Upper Landing, collecting ferry tolls along the Connecticut river. Address: Located at the intersection of Route 149 and Landing Hill Road. Hours: Private residence  

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Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

Description: Built in 1781. The Home of Oliver Ellsworth, famous Revolutionary Patriot, Jurist, and Statesman. Born in 1745, Oliver Ellsworth was one of the framers of the United States Constitution, Connecticut’s first Senator, and author of the Judiciary Act, which … Continue reading

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Fort Stamford

Description: It is in the process of being restored by a small group of volunteers named the Fort Stamford Preservation Coalition. The site was once the location of an earthworks redoubt manned by some 300 men under the command of … Continue reading

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Putnam Cottage

Description: Step back in time as you visit this authentic Greenwich dwelling of the 1690’s…  the former Knapp Tavern, frequent quarters for fearless Revolutionary General Israel Putnam… storehouse of thrilling history and fascinating Colonial artifacts. Address:  243 East Putnam AveGreenwich, … Continue reading

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