Category Archives: Museum

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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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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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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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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