Connecticut January 05, 2019
Visit This Connecticut Town With More Than 150 Pre-Civil War Homes
Founded in 1634, Old Wethersfield is the oldest and largest historic district in Connecticut. This town has kept its architectural roots intact with more than 150 homes predating the Civil War and many predating the Revolutionary War. Whether you are a history buff, architecture fan, or a lover of the classic New England village, taking a stroll through Old Wethersfield is like entering a time capsule.
Walk down Broad Street and you'll catch sight of the Buttolph-Williams House believed to be built in the early 1700s. This historic home is the setting for the award-winning book,
The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.
A more eye-catching building is the Silas W. Robbins House Bed and Breakfast. Check out the captivating and ornate Second Empire architecture on this gem.
Stop into the town visitor center located in the Keeney Memorial Center. This stately brick construction was erected in 1893.
Old Wethersfield has quite an agricultural history and was once known as Oniontown. The Simeon Belden house home of the original Wethersfield Seed Gardens was built circa 1767. One of the oldest continuously operating seed companies, Comstock, Ferre & Co. is still thriving next door.
The Webb-Dean-Stevens Museum is a collection of three period homes that you can tour. Walk through time with a visit to each.
Each corner of these homes is intricately detailed showcasing life in the mid-18th to early 19th centuries. From furniture to children's toys each item is a historical gem.
Notice the beautiful First Church of Christ built in 1764. It is the centerpiece of the town and people come from miles to attend services here.
There are many more sights to see in the town of Old Wethersfield. A walking tour of this town is a retreat through the centuries.
For a complete directory of all the historical treasures in Old Wethersfield, click
Have you ever spent time in Old Wethersfield? Where were your favorite places to visit? If you love visiting Connecticut’s historic spots, plan a trip to the
nation’s oldest steam-powered cider mill or this old-fashioned general store that’s been open since before the Civil War.