DEANE HOUSE (1766)
203-215 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 (860) 529-0612

Deane HouseOpen: May 1 to October 31, Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays), 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November 1 to April 30, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Directions: From I-91N, take Exit 25-26, then Exit 26, and follow signs to Webb House. From I-91S, take Exit 26, follow signs to Webb House.

Silas Deane came to Wethersfield to practice law, and in 1766 he built this house after marrying Mehitable Webb, the widow of Joseph Webb. He was later a member of the first Continental Congress. The Congress sent Deane to Paris to help negotiate with the French government for supplies and equipment for the Continental Army. The highlights of this house include its asymmetrical facade, its elegant furnishings and appointments as befitted Deane's diplomatic station, its beautifully restored kitchen, and its slave chamber. The NSCDA in Connecticut acquired the house in 1959.

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Photo Credit: Erik Kvalsvik.