THE CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF THE
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Founded April 2, 1889, our purpose is to keep alive the memory of
men and women who fought or gave service for Independence in the American Revolutionary War.

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Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

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Description:


Built in 1781. The Home of Oliver Ellsworth, famous Revolutionary Patriot, Jurist, and Statesman.

Born in 1745, Oliver Ellsworth was one of the framers of the United States Constitution, Connecticut's first Senator, and author of the Judiciary Act, which forms the basis of our present day federal judicial system.

Ellsworth and his wife, Abigail Wolcott, returned to live at the Homestead in 1782, where they remained until his death in 1807. While living at the Homestead, Ellsworth was visited by President George Washington in 1789, and by President John Adams in 1799.

Today, the Ellsworth Homestead serves as a museum owned and operated by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitors touring the house will find many of Ellsworth's personal heirlooms, including a letter to him from George Washington, and a square of Gobelin tapestry presented to him by Napoleon Bonaparte.


Address:


778 Palisado Ave
Route 159
Windsor, CT 06095


Hours:

May 15 - October 15
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
12:00pm - 4:00pm


Fee:

Adults $4
Children 12 and under Free


Contact Phone:

860.688.8717





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