Step Back In Time


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 As we move into the shadows of Autumn, imagine a morning in the Pequotsepos Valley in the year 1717.  A mist hangs low over the harvested fields, now brown with turned earth and golden stubble. There is a sharp gentle chill in the air. The scent of apples and dust of mown hay fills the air in the warmth of midday.  The trees are ablazed with Autumn colors while overhead the sky is an intense blue.

This season, in all its glory, is an ideal time to come and visit the Denison Homestead Museum.  Take a custom tour through 301 years of family history in air conditioned comfort. Learn how the colonists prepared food stores for the winter. See a demonstration of hearth-cooking at our next special event. View a large exhibit of late 1800's carpenter tools from our collection. Don't forget to visit our dollhouse museum and its minature worlds. Take a hike on the many trails through our 160 plus acres of meadows and woodlands. See hawks soaring and hear the cries of owls.

On September 29th & 30th, we will host our second annual King Philip's War event.  Both Native American & Colonial reenactors will have encampments and present reenactments of battles from the war which lasted 1675-1678. New this year, we will host a seminar on September 30th,  Connecticut in KIng Philip's War - The People & Events.  Click on the EVENTS tab above for details and don't miss this important historic recreation suitable for the entire family.