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Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden

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Somewhat more than "another old house"

My interest in the Glebe House is connected to my Episcopal heritage. It is the site where priests... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Thom P
Lovely Little Museum of Early American Life

This is a find. You can get a tour of what it was really like to be here in the very early days and... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
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10 Oct 2018
“Somewhat more than "another old house"”
14 Jan 2018
“Lovely Little Museum of Early American Life”
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The only garden in the United States planned by British garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.
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49 Hollow Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798-3317
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

My interest in the Glebe House is connected to my Episcopal heritage. It is the site where priests from the "Church of England" met after the American Revolution to decide how to obtain a bishop for their new "American" church, now called The Episcopal Church....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thom P
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a find. You can get a tour of what it was really like to be here in the very early days and how the settlers lived. The gardens are particularly lovely in summer.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My family of five attended the Glebe House Halloween event last night and loved it! The cemetery tour was fun and interesting. Our tour guide did an excellent job. The Glebe house was transformed into a haunted house. The decorations were amazing and it was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The owners of the Glebe House witnessed and took part in a lot of the major changes in our country. Our people rejected a King and formed a new type of government. What did religious tolerance mean and how did that change a community. These...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Experience local history of the past. You will learn the answers to questions you hadn't ever thought about, but will become ah-ha moments to retell especially to your grandchildren for their enlightenment.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rudolph M
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small historical museum house dating back to the 18th century. I went with a friend and we learned an immense amount of history of Woodbury and the surrounding area. The docents, who are mostly volunteers, were all extremely courteous and helpful as...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Found this interesting to tour for 1/2 hour. Gardens were nice too but only 5 min walk around. If you have nothing else to do then go here.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Recently attended a Revolutionary War Re-enactment at this lovely 18th Century setting. Two homes to visit and beautifully restored gardens by Jekyll. Worth a Saturday or Sunday trip and can check out the lovely village of Woodbury Ct and its Antiques Trail at same time.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Ray S
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We went specifically to see the Getrude Jeckyl garden, the only one designed by her in the US, but the house is worth the tour and the grassroots support group that runs it is the sort that makes you want to cheer for nonprofit local...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank RonSilliman
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Museum wasn't open when we visited but the garden surrounding the house was lovely. A little tricky to find but a pleasant stop.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank therese l
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