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Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden
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NameGlebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden
Address49 Hollow Road
Woodbury, CT 06798
Brief Descriptionhistoric house & English-style garden
TypeAttraction
CategoryHistoric Site
DescriptionMid 18th century historic house (or glebe) of John Rutgers Marshall, first Episcopal priest in Woodbury who lived here with his wife, nine children and three slaves from 1771-1786. Furnished to reflect life of a Revolutionary War era family which includes a wonderful collection of furniture made in Woodbury in the 18th century. Costumed docents present an engaging tour of the house. Garden designed in 1926 by Gertrude Jekyll is the only extant garden in the USA by this reknowned English garden designer & writer.
The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden opened its doors to visitors in 1925 as one of the first historic house museums in the country. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The Museum has many lectures and workshops for adults and children throughout the year. Family programs and events are held during the season. Children's after school and summer programs also take place throughout the year. Special group tours for adults, seniors and school age children can be scheduled at anytime during the year.
Phone 1(203) 263-2855
Emailghmgjg@snet.net
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Time Allowance1 hour
Websitewww.glebehousemuseum.org
Last Updated2/4/2015
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