See Artifacts and Battlegrounds...
Surround yourself in the heritage of our State: experience Revolutionary War Battles, tour mansions of great philanthropists, see archaeological sites, or learn about our industrial past. Learn more...
Connecticut's Old State House
It is the mission of Connecticut's Old State House to reawaken citizen engagement and awareness by offering an authentic, educational and inspiring visitor experience. Hartford, CT. Learn more...
Located in the center of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb-Dean-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. Wethersfield, CT. Learn more...
The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence. Mystic, CT. Learn more...
Patriots Under Cover.
The article discusses spies, Intelligence, and espionage during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Emphasis is given to topics such as the military leadership of General George Washington, reconnaissance on enemy positions by scouts, the organization of the Culper spy ring by Major Benjamin Tallmadge, and Washington's distrust of double agents. iCONN OneSearch
William Tryon confronts the American Revolution, 1771-1780.
Presents a study on the career of William Tryon, a British officer in in the 1770s, focusing on his role in the American Revolution. Role in the attempts to suppress colonial discontent against Britain; Enforcing British authority and isolating a minority of radicals; Views on how a war should be prosecuted; Coercing colonists back to submission to royal and parliamentary authority. iCONN OneSearch
Revolutionary war general and traitor, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Benedict Arnold III, a merchant, and Hannah Waterman King. Of his mother’s eleven children, only he and a younger sister survived. At age eleven he was sent away to grammar school, but he left two years later when his alcoholic father lost the family’s fortune. Apprenticed to his mother’s cousin, an apothecary in Norwich, he volunteered in three campaigns (1757–1759) of the French and Indian War, deserting finally to be with his dying mother. His father died soon after, leaving little except debts, but his generous master paid the debts and set Arnold up in business when he decided to move to New Haven in 1762. Biography Reference Center
The Massacre at Fort Griswold.
Focuses on the 1781 Fort Griswold massacre. Comparison between the number of American defenders and English attackers; English Lieutenant Colonel Eyre's adherence to 18th century rules of warfare; Refusal of American commander William Ledyard to surrender; Inquiry into the cause of Ledyard's death. iCONN OneSearch
Visit Local Historical Societies...
Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport CT, 06880
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105