Webb Deane Stevens Museum, Wethersfield

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, located in Wethersfield, Connecticut, is owned and operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Connecticut. The museum features three 18th-century houses that sit on their original sites in the center of Old Wethersfield: the 1752 Joseph Webb House, the 1769 Silas Deane House and the 1789 Isaac Stevens House. The first two houses are listed as National Historic Landmarks and the last home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Connecticut. The houses are next door to each other.The Joseph Webb House is the museum's main headquarters and has been restored to a late 18th-century appearance. There is a Colonial Revival garden out back and a 19th-century barn. The Silas Deane House has been restored to a mid-18th century appearance. The Isaac Stevens House has been restored to reflect a middle-class family of the 1820s-1830s using many original family items.The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum also manages the nearby 1715 Buttolph-Williams House which is owned by Connecticut Landmarks. The interior features rare 17th and early 18th century antiques and was the setting for Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Medal-winning novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond (1958).
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  • You can tour one house or all three. We toured all three and had a wonderful docent all to ourselves. The focus is on the original owners and how they contributed to the Revolutionary War, including t...  more »
  • for anyone with an interest in the revolutionary war era, this is a must-see. the webb, deane, and stevens houses are all from that period, and provide many insights into that time. the houses are vie...  more »
  • We enjoyed our trip to the museum. Many places say George Washington slept here but this place can back it up as they showed us an actual quote from his journal. He stayed for five days and becan disc...  more »
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  • Had my wedding here and could not be happier with the entire venue. From Katie to the atmosphere of the barn. It was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. Beautiful scenery for pictures.
  • The Webb Barn was a great wedding venue. Beautiful grounds.
  • Wonderful museum. Hamilton events were stellar. Looking forward to future programs
  • Went for a tour as a possible wedding facility. MAX 135 persons. Too small for us but was a nice place and they lady in charge of rentals was very nice.
  • Had an awesome candlelight Christmas tour! Highly recommend it! Learned so much about the big history of this little town!

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