Street Address
149 West Town St
Lebanon, CT 06426
Mailing Address
149 West Town St
Lebanon, CT 06426
Hours
May 1 - October 31
Sunday, Thursday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Staff
Stephen Shaw, Real Property Steward

History

During the American Revolution, the former store and office where Jonathan Trumbull conducted his mercantile business became the headquarters to plan the defense of the colony of Connecticut. Located near the northwest corner of the Hartford-Norwich Highway (Route 207) and West Town St. Jonathan Trumbull served as the Governor of both the colony and the state from 1769 - 1784, a period of 15 years.
Here in the War Office, as it came to be called, Governor Trumbull convened the Council of Safety to deal with the day to day emergencies. Many of the over 1100 meetings of the council were held in this building from 1775 to 1784.
The Governor's experience in provisioning and his knowledge of supply locations throughout the region served him well when called upon by General Washington for supplies for the Continental Army.

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop