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The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Weathersfield, CT 

Located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience. Visitors are immersed in life of the mid-18th and early-19th centuries during informative and entertaining one-hour tours. More Info

The Noah Webster House in West Hartford, CT

The Noah Webster House is located in the restored 18th-century birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster, a teacher, lawyer, early abolitionist, and the creator of the first American dictionary. This national landmark explodes with activities that range from tours, youth programs, and award-winning exhibits to lively nights out, theatrical productions, and more. Tours last 45 minutes and are led by historical interpreters. More Info

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General William Hart House in Old Saybrook, CT

A Georgian-style Colonial built in 1767, featuring an herb garden and intricate decor. Of particular interest are the eight corner fireplaces. Hours: June 12- September 13, Friday - Sunday, 12:30 - 4 p.m. Donation is requested. More Info

The Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, CT 

This homestead is the birthplace of Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy during the Revolutionary War. The house, built in 1776, belonged to Nathan’s parents and family. Its furnishings include several Hale family possessions and other collections amassed by CT antiquarian George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914 and began a program of restoration that is largely preserved today. The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural character. More Info

Hathaway House in Suffield, CT

A three-century-old sycamore overhangs this house, built in the 1760s and expanded 1794. The neo-classical house is a window into prosperous life in the 18th century. The house is furnished with eighteenth-century furniture and landscaped with formal flower beds. House includes original French wallpapers. Open for afternoon tours on designated days from May 15 to October 15, or by appointment. Call for schedule. More Info

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers, MA

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres occupied by Rebecca Nurse and her family from 1678-1798. The property holds the traditional saltbox home lived in by the Nurse family. This is the only home of a person executed during the witch trials open to the public. More Info

House of Seven Gables in Salem, MA

The House of the Seven Gables (also known as the Turner House or Turner-Ingersoll Mansion), made famous by American author  Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of Seven Gables (1851), is a 1668 colonial mansion. The house is now a non-profit museum, with an admission fee charged for tours, as well as an active settlement house with programs for children. It was built for Captain John Turner and stayed with the family for three generations. More Info

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Typical New England kitchen

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Tobacco farming in the Southern Colonies