|Oliver Ellsworth Homestead|
The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead (Elmwood) built in 1781, is the Windsor, Connecticut home of Oliver Ellsworth and his wife, Abigail Wolcott. Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807) was a framer of the United States Constitution, author of the Judiciary Act of 1789 establishing the Federal Court System, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. This house-museum is architecturally significant and contains period furniture and personal possessions of the Ellsworth family. During Ellsworth's lifetime, Presidents George Washington and John Adams visited here. Elmwood is operated as a house museum by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Open seasonally May 15 to October 15.
Contact: Janet Ellsworth
778 Palisado Ave
Windsor, CT 06095
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00 PMLast Sunday of each Month, 1:00 - 4:00 PMMay through September
|A Rare Historic Clock Finds A New Home at Elmwood in Windsor - The Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution and Christy Anderson Hendrie, State Regent, announced in February the acquisition of a rare historic clock, a thrilling development for friends of Elmwood, Windsor’s Oliver Ellsworth homestead that Conn... (3/15/2021)|
|Planning A Wedding? - Matthies Hall, located on the grounds of the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor, is working with a professional wedding planner to enhance the lighting in the hall. Plans call for removal of the current utilitarian lighting in favor of lighting more su... (2/16/2021)|