Historical Attractions

The Quiet Corner is full of history everywhere you look.  Woodstock Hill, Thompson Hill, and Brooklyn all offer fine examples of New England town greens surrounded by period architecture. Drive by and have a look...

Brayton Grist Mill & Marcy Blacksmith Museum and the Wolf Den - Pomfret, CT
Located at the entrance to Mashamoquet State Park, the Grist Mill is an 1890s one-man mill operation and the only one left of its kinds.  Open Sundays (2-5pm) in summer.  Enter the park and hike the trails to the "wolf Den," where General Isreal Putnam killed the last wolf in Connecticut in 1742. 

Gertrude Warner Museum - Putnam, CT
A tribute to the children's book author of the popular The Boxcar Children mystery series, born in Putnam in 1890.  This bright red boxcar located in Putnam's Union Square is open weekends from May to October (11-4pm).
 
Roseland Cottage - Woodstock, CT
Locally known as the "Pink House," this rose-colored Gothic Revival and surrounding historic gardens and outbuildings is located on Woodstock's scenic town green.  It features a house museum, open seasonally for tours plus teas, concerts, educational programs and the popular annual Fine Arts & Crafts show in October.
 
Quasset School - Woodstock, CT
One of the oldest one-room schools in America in continuous use, a little over 200 years, open Saturdays in July & August. 

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