Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden
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Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House Museum offers visitors a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut. The 18th century Georgian house is furnished as the home of the Reverend John Rutgers Marshall. John, his wife Sarah, their nine children, and three slaves lived in the "glebe" during the turmoil of the American War of Independence. The museum collection includes many pieces of 18th century Woodbury furniture.
In 1926, Gertrude Jekyll, the renowned English horticultural designer, writer, and famed gardener of the 20th century, was commissioned to create an old-fashioned, English-style garden to enhance the newly created museum. It is her only remaining design in North America.
The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden is a private, non-profit, educational and cultural institution, dedicated to maintaining and preserving the house and garden as a lens through which to interpret 18th century life and garden design.
The museum is open for tours May to mid-October, Wednesday–Sunday from 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
The gardens are open year-round, 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn for self-guided tours.