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.
Description: The restored red schoolhouse, located since 1900 atop the hill in back of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, is over 200 years old and served as a school from 1750 to 1799. During these years it was located on... Continue reading Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In East Haddam.
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.... Continue reading Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In New London.
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... Continue reading William Williams house.
Description: Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House Museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut. The simple but elegant 18th century farmhouse is furnished as the home of the... Continue reading Glebe House Museum.
Description: Located in the center of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience. Old Wethersfield is a quiet town just south of Hartford that is known for its shade covered streets and lanes lined... Continue reading Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
Description: The Old Jail and Museum is an 1856 jail, operated until 1968, and attached 1893 Jailer's home filled with hundreds of fascinating artifacts from Tolland homes, farms and industries.Address: Tolland Green Tolland, CT 06084Hours: Mid May - Mid October... Continue reading The Old County Jail and Museum.
Description: The 1720 Daniel Benton Homestead, the oldest house remaining in Tolland, was the home of Daniel Benton and his descendants from 1720 to 1932. Although minor changes were made to the house, it remains in many ways much the... Continue reading Benton Homestead.
Description: Putnam Memorial State Park is named for Major General Israel Putnam who chose the site as the winter encampment for his men during the winter of 1778-1779. The former American Revolutionary War encampment and park is located at the... Continue reading Putnam Memorial State Park.
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... Continue reading Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School.
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... Continue reading Shaw Mansion.
Description: Black Rock Fort is located in New Haven, CT. Fort Hale is situated upon an insulated rock, two miles from the end of Long Wharf, New Haven. It was named in honor of Captain Nathan Hale, on of the... Continue reading Black Rock Fort & Fort Nathan Hale.
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... Continue reading Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. 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... Continue reading Jabez Smith House.
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... Continue reading Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park.
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... Continue reading Ebenezer Avery House (in Fort Griswold).
Description: The Root House was built 1845 at the corner of Church and Lemon Streets by Hannah and William Root, early settlers of Marietta. Mr. Root was one of Marietta's earliest merchants and its first druggist. He was the first... Continue reading Root House.
Description: The Strong-Porter House; the early 18th Century farmhouse of Nathan Hale's maternal ancestors. This museum, with its various outbuildings, features exhibits on local history.Address: 2382 South St Coventry, CT 06238 Hours: May - October1st and 3rd weekends of the... Continue reading Strong-Porter House.
Description: Often called the Parsonage House, this was the home of Joseph Huntington, the noted scholar who graduated from Yale College.Address: 1346 South St Coventry, CT 06238... Continue reading The Rev. Dr. Joseph Huntington House.
Description: Directly across from the Old Episcopal Graveyard stands the General David Humphreys' House; the most historically important structure in the Historic District. Built in the early 1700's, it was later the home of the Reverend Daniel Humphreys and his... Continue reading General David Humphreys House.
Description: The Huntington Homestead in Scotland, Connecticut, is the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a distinguished statesman during the Revolutionary War and early Republic. The remarkably well-preserved site includes an eighteenth-century house on its original foundation surrounded by acres of farmland,... Continue reading Samuel Huntington Homestead.
Description: 'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country' are the last words spoken by Nathan Hale, Connecticut State Hero, before the British hanged him as spy in 1776. The Hale family's farm,... Continue reading Nathan Hale Homestead.
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... Continue reading Governor Trumbull's War Office.
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... Continue reading Governor Jonathan Trumbull's House.
Description: In the 18th century, the Counting House functioned at the Upper Landing, collecting ferry tolls along the Connecticut river.Address:Located at the intersection of Route 149 and Landing Hill Road. Hours: Private residence ... Continue reading Governor Trumbull's Counting House.
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... Continue reading Oliver Ellsworth Homestead.
Description: It is in the process of being restored by a small group of volunteers named the Fort Stamford Preservation Coalition. The site was once the location of an earthworks redoubt manned by some 300 men under the command of... Continue reading Fort Stamford.
Description: Step back in time as you visit this authentic Greenwich dwelling of the 1690's... the former Knapp Tavern, frequent quarters for fearless Revolutionary General Israel Putnam... storehouse of thrilling history and fascinating Colonial artifacts.Address: 243 East Putnam AveGreenwich, CT... Continue reading Putnam Cottage.