Summer Tours at the Welles Shipman Ward House

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August 20 2019 - August 27 2019

972 Main St.
South Glastonbury, CT 06073

PRICE: $5; Children under 10 free

TIME: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

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The Historical Society of Glastonbury invites you take a step back in time to tour this beautiful colonial mansion built in 1755 Tuesdays in August.

As a guest, you'll be greeted by a costumed docent and given a tour of the 18th century home. The house features the largest known period kitchen fireplace in Connecticut, gorgeous unique antiques, including a rare high-back Queen Anne corner chair, a 300- year- old working loom, spinning wheels and much more!

You'll walk through the flowering backdoor herb garden on your way to tour the property which includes a New England bank barn, a privy and a tobacco shed. You can also visit the kitchen garden which provided the family with their crops for the year and the see the grape arbor and apple and maple trees. Inside the White Barn exhibits show the developing technology of the 19th century.  

Explore the 200 year-old, English-style bank barn, where you'll find an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. The Welles-Shipman-Ward house awaits your arrival.  

Final tour begins at 3:30 p.m.

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