House Museums & Open-Air Museums of Connecticut Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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Nathan Hale Homestead Museum, Coventry, CT Nathan Hale Homestead Museum home of American Revolutionary patriot Nathan Hale. Coventry, CT Kitchen fireplace with table, chairs & bed at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT Portrait of Richard Hale at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT
Noah Webster House, West Hartford, CT Side profile of Noah Webster House with salt box extension. West Hartford, CT Early American mirror & chest of drawers at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT Adjustable candlestick & wick trimmer at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT
Butler-McCook Homestead, Hartford, CT Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT South parlor of Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT Portrait of Patty Olcott Butler wife of Normand Butler attrib. Joseph Steward at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT
Isham-Terry Museum, Hartford, CT Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT Dr. Isham's medical office with Samuel Terry clock from Bristol, CT at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT Massive carved bedstead in second guest bedroom at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT
Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe Houses, Hartford Mark Twain House. Hartford, CT Harriet Beecher Stowe House where author of Uncle Tom's Cabin's resided. Hartford, CT Katharine Seymour Day House part of Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Hartford, CT
Joseph Webb House Museum, Wethersfield, CT Side facade of Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT George Washington meeting French commander Comte de Rochambeau in the Webb parlor to plan Siege of Yorktown mural by Wallace Nutting at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT Various early American antiques & Nutting murals in parlor at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT
Silas Deane House, Wethersfield, CT Silas Deane House & Joseph Webb House at Webb Deane Stevens Museum. Wethersfield, CT Round tea table with chairs & tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT Colonial era food preparation in kitchen at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT
Isaac Stevens House, Wethersfield, CT Front door of Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT Northern parlor at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT Mantle clock with picture of Mt. Vernon at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT
Buttolph-Williams House, Wethersfield, CT Gable end of Buttolph-Williams House with leaded windows & weathered boards. Wethersfield, CT Parlor of Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT Glazed wool calamanco quilt in dark blue with shine added using pumice stone at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT
Hurlbut-Dunham House, Wethersfield, CT Veranda around Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT Central hall with division arch at Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT Wringer Washer by Universal at Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT
Strong House Museum, Windsor, CT Hipped roof of Strong House. Windsor, CT Parlor at Strong House. Windsor, CT Candlestick with spiral adjustment at Strong House. Windsor, CT
Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House Museum, Windsor, CT Hipped end of Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT Table with early medical instruments & bowl of leeches at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT Revolutionary War bond for 57 Pounds issued by Treasury of State of Connecticut to Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee at his museum house. Windsor, CT
Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum, Windsor, CT Oliver Ellsworth Homestead & Museum run by Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Windsor, CT Painting of Oliver Ellsworth, framer of United States Constitution, & wife Abigail Wolcott with their house in window by Ralph Earle at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT Blue bedroom with canopied bed covered by knotted hanging at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT
Phelps-Hathaway House Museum, Suffield, CT Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT Hall mirror over table & side chairs against original wallpaper at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT High chest of drawers attrib. to Eliphalet Chapin of Connecticut at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT Hill-Stead Museum in house designed by Theodate Pope Riddle. Farmington, CT Fireplace in Theodate Pope Riddle's room at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT The Guitar Player painting by Manet at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT
Stanley-Whitman House Museum, Farmington, CT Stanley-Whitman House Museum a New England saltbox structure. Farmington, CT Cradle at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT Bedroom with canopy & cradle at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT Neoclassical house once run by Miss Florence as rooming house for American Impressionist artists & now part of Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT Painted panels by many artist residents in Art Colony Dining Room at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT Front Parlor, Florence Griswold House painting by William Chadwick at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT
Deep River Museum, Deep River, CT Deacon Ezra Southworth home now a house museum of Deep River Historical Society. Deep River, CT Square grand piano made from wood of Connecticut's historic Charter Oak at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT Bedroom at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT
Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam, CT Stone tower of museum house at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT Living room sofa at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT Poster of Farewell Appearances of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT
Thankful Arnold House, Haddam, CT Federal architecture of Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT Kitchen fireplace at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT Roots & lentils on redware plates at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT
Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford, CT Henry Whitfield State Museum house of leader of Guilford founders & oldest stone house in New England. Guilford, CT Table with platter , candlesticks & stools at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT Corner chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT
Thomas Griswold III House, Guilford, CT Front door of Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT Corner cupboard at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT Rocking chair with headrest & painted decoration at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT
Hyland House, Guilford, CT Hyland House. Guilford, CT High chest at Hyland House. Guilford, CT Three-cornered hat in antique wooden box at Hyland House. Guilford, CT
Medad Stone Tavern Museum, Guilford, CT Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT Hall stairway at Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT Parlor at Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT
Hempstead House Museum, New London, CT Wooden gables of Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT Pewter spoons on rack at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT Nathaniel Hempstead House museum run by Connecticut Landmarks. New London, CT
Shaw Mansion, New London, CT Shaw Mansion built by Captain Nathaniel Shaw who was American Naval Agent during the American Revolution. New London, CT Newel post at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT Drop leaf table in dining room at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT
Monte Cristo Cottage - Eugene O'Neill Home, New London, CT Monte Cristo Cottage boyhood home of Eugene O'Neill. New London, CT Wicker chaise longue & desk in sunroom at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT James O'Neill in Virginius poster at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT
Denison Homestead Museum, Stonington, CT Denison Homestead Museum in Pequotsepos Manor. Stonington, CT Bench with curved back at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT Glass whale oil lamp at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT
Judson House, Stratford, CT Judson House, Stratford, CT Collection of stoneware, redware, wooden boxes & pewter at Judson House, Stratford, CT Double spinning wheel at judson House, Stratford, CT
Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT Philip Johnson Glass House (c1949). New Canaan, CT Interior of Philip Johnson Glass House. New Canaan, CT Interior of Sculpture Gallery at New Canaan, CT

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