HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS / HISTORIC SITES

Bates-Scofield House
45 Old Kings Highway North
Darien 203-655-9233
www.darienhistorical.org
Built around a massive central chimney with a fireplace and a beehive oven, the house features 18th and early 19th century antique furniture and a period garden.

Bellamy-Ferriday House
9 Main Street North
Bethlehem 203-266-7596
The tranquil summer home of New York humanitarian Caroline Ferriday for more than 75 years features a beautiful circa 1920 parterre garden.
http://www.ci.bethlehem.ct.us/bellamy_ferriday.htm

Bush-Holley Historic Site
39 Strickland Road
Greenwich 203-869-6899
www.hstg.org
Circa 1730, the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House is also well known as the site of Connecticut’s first art colony.

Butler-McCook Home & Garden
Main Street History Center
396 Main Street
Hartford 860-522-1806
Homestead with furnishings and personal effects from four generations of the Butler-McCook families showcases landscaped gardens by Jacob Weidenmann.

Captain’s Cove
One Bostwick Avenue
Bridgeport 203-335-1433
www.captainscoveseaport.com
Historic Black Rock Harbor is home to the 150-foot Nantucket, and the “Statue of Liberty of the Sea” floating lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark.

Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford 860-240-0222
www.cga.ct.gov/capitoltours
Designed by New York architect Richard M. Upjohn in the modern Gothic style and opened in 1878, the capitol building’s glittering gold dome crowns the dazzling architectural treasures that fill the equally spectacular interior.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford 860-522-9258
www.harrietbeecherstowe.org
This stately Victorian home served as the last residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The center lies adjacent to The Mark Twain House.

The Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford 860-247-0998
www.MarkTwainHouse.org
Author Mark Twain built this remarkable Victorian home in 1874 and resided here with his family for 17 years. The 19-room mansion features interiors by the legendary Louis Comfort Tiffany and a collection of fine and decorative arts.

Nathan Hale Homestead
2999 South Street
Coventry 860-742-6917
Patriot Nathan Hale’s family home is the focal point of this premier Revolutionary War era attraction.

New Haven Green
Downtown
New Haven 203-946-8027
www.cityofnewhaven.com
This National Historic Landmark claims three vintage churches that offer outstanding examples of Gothic, Georgian, Federalist, and related design elements.

Noah Webster House
227 South Main Street
West Hartford 860-521-5362
www.noahwebsterhouse.org
The birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster, the author of the first American  dictionary, serves as a museum filled with hands-on activities.

Ogden House
1520 Bronson Road
Fairfield 203-259-6356
This authentically furnished 18th-century farmhouse offers herb garden, wildflower walk, and children’s activities.

Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine
Newgate Road
East Granby 860-653-3563
www.cultureandtourism.org
The state’s first prison, circa 1770, and the nation’s first chartered copper mine, circa 1707, combine with hiking trails.

Thankful Arnold House
14 Hayden Hill Road
Haddam 860-345-2400
www.haddamhistory.org
This gambrel-roofed house, circa 1795, with its early 19th-century additions features “Thankful Arnold” as the first of three generations of women. Visitors can enjoy a narrative by Thankful’s “ghost.”

The Washington Oak
Gaylord and Newton Roads
Gaylordsville 860-350-0300
www.gaylordsville.org
General George Washington held counsel under this 400-year-old tree and stopped for lunch before heading out to Hartford to persuade French leaders to help America’s fight for independence.

Wier Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton 203-834-1896
www.nps.gov/wefa
The state’s first and only national park once served as the summer home and studio of American impressionist J. Alden Weir. The 60-acre site in both Wilton and Ridgefield includes Weir’s home, studio, barns, and outbuildings, a visitor center, and a second studio built by sculptor Mahonri Young.

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