Nestled in the center of Connecticut's largest historic district and located near Montage Rocky Hill Apartment Homes is the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. This gallery takes visitors on an exciting journey through the mid 18th to early 19th centuries during professionally led tours.
As you learn about daily life from another time, some of what you'll see includes:
Joseph Webb House
Constructed in 1752, this National Historic Landmark has quite the history as it was George Washington's headquarters in May 1781. According to the museum's website, the Joseph Webb House is also where the Continental General met with French Commander, Comte de Rochambeau, in order to plan the joint military campaign that resulted in the victory of Yorktown, as well as the end of the American Revolution.
Silas Deane House
Considered to be a National Historic Landmark, this 1769 home was the residence of Silas Deane, the country's first diplomat. Throughout the tour of the home, visitors will learn about his interesting career including why he was deemed a traitor by the press and how his personal secretary was secretly a British spy. Throughout the institution, guests will see a fascinating collection of mid-to-late 18th century furniture made in Connecticut.
Isaac Steven House
The 1789 home of leatherworker Isaac Stevens is smaller than the Webb and Deane residences. It exposes visitors to how the middle class lived in the early 1800s, as many of the Stevens family's original belongings are on display. The second floor houses an interesting children's exhibit that includes a fully restored bedroom and an interactive area showing how children spent their free time in the 19th century.
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