Located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience. During the museum’s informative and entertaining tours visitors are immersed in life of the mid 18th and early 19th centuries, with many a tale of the charm, hardship, and political intrigue of that era. We also host a number of annual events to entertain, educate and enlighten.
Three meticulously restored homes are included in the one-hour tour. The 1752 Joseph Webb House, which served as George Washington’s headquarters in May 1781, where he and French General Rochambeau planned what ultimately became the final battle of the Revolutionary War. The Silas Deane House, circa 1770, was built for America’s Revolutionary War diplomat to France as both his residence and as a power base for his political aspirations. The Isaac Stevens House, 1789, depicts the life of a middle class family in the 1820s and 30s using many original family possessions.
Save time for a stroll through the lovely Colonial Revival Garden, designed by one of America’s first female landscape architects, and the Webb House gift shop, which offers unusual and finely-crafted treasures for the home and the holidays, and wedding and hostess gifts, in all price ranges.
Three-House Tour (1 hour): $10 per adult; $9 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $5 per student and children (5-18), $25 per family (2 adults + children). Groups rates available.
For details visit our web site: http://www.webb-deane-stevens.org or call 860-529-0612.