Experience Local Agriculture

CT Barn Trail - River Valley South

Categories: Family Oriented, Scenic
Region: River Valley
Season: Summer, Fall

The Connecticut Barn Trail was created by the Connecticut Trust for Historical Preservation.  Make sure to visit the The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Barns of Connecticut project on www.connecticutbarns.org which allows you to browse a database of over 8,400 barns including photos.

Webb Barn @ Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main St., Wethersfield
Open May - October & December daily from 10am - 4pm except for Tuesday, Sundays from 1pm - 4pm. April and November Sat. 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm

c.1840 the Webb Barn is an example of traditional English form.  It's timber frame is a classic example of 19th century barn building style. 

Welles Shipman Ward House
972 Main St., Glastonbury
January - August, Tuesday 1pm - 4pm.

Welles Shipman Ward house contains 3 barns that demonstrate 3 different classical barn types of Connecticut Valley. 

Smith-Harris House
33 Society Rd. , East Lyme
June - August, Friday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

Built in 1845 the Smith Harris House is an example of Greek Revival style. 

Thomas Lee House
228 West Main St., East Lyme
Open July - August, Wednesday - Sunday 1pm - 4pm

The Thomas Lee House is was built in 1660 and is considered one of the oldest wooden fram houses in CT. 

Stone House
245 Main St., Deep River
Call for hours.

The cross-gable carriage barn on this site was built c.1899 by descendants of Ezra Southworth, who erected the elegant 1840 stone house. There is also a bleach house on the property, once used for bleaching ivory.