General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
When Thomas Darling decided to leave New Haven to pursue a country squire's life, he hired Abiel Gray of West Hartford, CT to build his new home. It took Gray two years (1772-1774) to complete the project. The Gambrel roof structure is built on a central hall plan and incorporates several unusual features. The paneling and woodwork in the hallway and front rooms are rich in detail and accentuated by the nine foot three inch ceilings.
Art, General, History, Historic House, Military
Founded in 1936, the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (A & L), Connecticut's statewide heritage organization, promotes interest in historic properties by preserving and interpreting significant personal stories and collections. The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society owns nine historic houses opened to public. All are on their original sites and most have intact original collections.
Historic House, Historical Society
Currently the Society's projects include full restoration of the Derrin House on West Avon Road, proper storage of many artifacts in the Living Museum and Pine Grove Schoolhouse, answering local history questions, giving referrals to those who seek "experts" to help with their historic home or genealogy questions, publishing a newsletter and planning fundraising events.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Colchester Historical Society operates a local history museum in town.
Culture, General, History, Historic House
Begin your visit to Hartford with a guided or self-guided tour of this 1796 National Historic Landmark, one of the nation's oldest state houses.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The first Daniel Benton built this house in 1720; The oldest house remaining in Tolland, it was occupied by members of his family until 1932. It is the oldest house museum open to the public in Tolland County.
East Windsor, Connecticut
History, Historic House, Historical Society
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
At the Fairfield Museum, visitors enjoy engaging art and history exhibitions ranging from Connecticut’s colonial roots to 375 years of regional history. Programs and fun activities for families and youth include the Holiday Express Train Show, Family Days, Scavenger Hunts, Vacation Camps, the Halloween Spooky Stroll and Interactive Walking Tours exploring the Town Green Campus.
Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
If you would like to learn more about the society, become a member or volunteer, please contact us. Volunteers are needed to help with hospitality, lead walking tours of the Freedom Trail, work as docents at the Old Stone Schoolhouse, plan events and programs, research and write articles for our newsletter, raise funds, write grants, and tend the cottage garden at the society's headquarters.
History, Historic House
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 Reverend John Marshall, his wife Sarah, and their nine children who lived in the "glebe" during the turmoil of the American war for Independence.