East Lyme Historical Society

Historic House Museums

Sixteen area historic house museums have joined together to create a new trail brochure highlighting the stories of the region’s growth from European settlement in the 1600s to industrial expansion in the 1800s and beyond. Houses included on the trail include: Ashbel Woodward House Museum, Franklin; Avery-Copp House, Groton; Ebenezer Avery House, Groton; Jabez Smith House, Groton; Beaumont House, Lebanon; Captain Nathaniel Palmer House, Stonington; Colchester History Museum, Colchester; Denison Homestead, Mystic; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme; Hempsted Houses, New London; Shaw Mansion, New London; Leffingwell House, Norwich; Nathan Lester House & Farm Tool Museum, Gales Ferry; Samuel Smith House, East Lyme; Smith-Harris House Museum, Niantic; and Thomas Lee House Museum, Niantic.

Sponsors and supporters of the trail brochure include: Antonino Auto Group; R & B Apparel Plus; Citizens Bank; Dime Bank; Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country; Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition; and The Day Publishing Company.

This regional initiative includes printed brochures, interactive online brochure and social media promotion coordinated by the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, The Day Publishing Company, and the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country.

To download or view the printable brochure, visit www.historichousesct.com. To request a printed brochure, email averycopphouse@sbcglobal.net.

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