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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Sites Located in New London County

Old Burying Ground at Norwich Town

Description:Old Norwichtown Burying Ground reveals Norwich's rich Colonial history. Gravestones bear the familiar names of many of Norwich's earliest residents. It was established on January 4th, 1700, to satisfy the needs of a rapidly growing community.Address:  69 Main StreetNorwich, CT... Read more about Old Burying Ground at Norwich Town

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In New London

Description: Our state hero, Nathan Hale, taught in this school after leaving the quiet of Moodus in 1774 and stayed until 1775, when the Revolutionary War started. The site is now maintained by the Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution.... Read more about Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In New London

William Williams house

Description: On the corner of the road leading from Lebanon to Windham is the house once occupied by the William Williams, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It has been slightly modified, but its general appearance is... Read more about William Williams house

Leffingwell Inn Museum

Description: The restored home of early industrialist Christopher Leffingwell was built in 1675 used as a meeting place for patriots during the Revolutionary War. Today, an interacting tour guides viewers throughout the house to how life was lived at the... Read more about Leffingwell Inn Museum

Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School

Description: Built in the 1660s, the Thomas Lee House is a Colonial home furnished in period. At the back of the property is a Colonial herb garden.Address: 228 W Main St Route 156 Niantic, CT 06357Contact Phone: 860.739.6070... Read more about Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School

Shaw Mansion

Description: The Mansion, built by Capt. Nathaniel Shaw with the help of French settlers, was completed in 1758. The mansion was Connecticut's naval war office used during the Revolutionary War. It features changing exhibits and special events.Address: 11 Blinman St... Read more about Shaw Mansion

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. House

Description: Jonathan Trumbull Jr., son of Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor, served as General George Washington's secretary during the American Revolution and was later governor of Connecticut from 1797-1809. His home with its hand-carved paneling and corner fireplaces is the house... Read more about Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. House

Jabez Smith House

Description: The Jabez Smith House is an excellent example of 18th century domestic architecture. The one and one-half story, gable-roof structure with central brick chimney has remained virtually unchanged since c. 1783, when it was built by Jabez Smith. Authentic... Read more about Jabez Smith House

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Description: This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there. The Ebenezer Avery House which sheltered the wounded after... Read more about Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Ebenezer Avery House (in Fort Griswold)

Description: Located in Ft. Griswold, the 18th century house was built by naval ensign wounded in the Battle of Groton Heights. It features a time period kitchen, weaving room and original furnishings throughout.Address: 57 Fort St Groton, CT 06340Hours: June... Read more about Ebenezer Avery House (in Fort Griswold)

Governor Trumbull's War Office

Description: 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... Read more about Governor Trumbull's War Office

Governor Jonathan Trumbull's House

Description: The Trumbull House is the home of Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor, the only colonial governor to support the war for independence. Washington, Franklin, the Adamses, Rochambeau, and Lafayette came here for conferences.  Built between 1735 and 1740, the house... Read more about Governor Jonathan Trumbull's House

Hadlyme Cemetery

Address:Located at the intersection of Bone Mill Road and Route 82. Hours:Always open ... Read more about Hadlyme Cemetery