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Noah Webster House

Address: 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-521-5362
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Birthplace of the author of the Webster dictionary.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Birthplace of the author of the Webster dictionary.

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Hong Kong, China
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

the tour guide, boyce, is an 82 year old man who has been doing this for 18 years. his knowledge of what it took to manage a household at that time is encyclopaedic. a couple female staff were so engrossed in a personal conversation that i was ignored for 15 minutes after paying the entry fee at reception. they were... More 

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Noah W, Museum staff at Noah Webster House, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear there was some confusion about the sequence of your visit! Visitors normally go straight from checking in at the Welcome Desk to watching the introductory video or joining a tour. We take customer service very seriously and thank you for your review! More 

Newton, MA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
42 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

5 Stars for the West Hartford Hauntings tour of the North Cemetery during the month of October. Lantern-led tour with costumed interpreters/actors telling you about real Hartford residents buried in the cemetery. A lot of fun for all ages, and also very informative. The house is a 4-5 star attraction for children, with many interesting objects, and many you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I took my two daughters on the Hauntings tour last year. We enjoyed it so much that we are definitely looking forward to going on the tour again this year. The actors – both children and adults - did a great job portraying characters in West Hartford history. The setting in the North Cemetery of West Hartford was certainly spooky.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised to find an excellent historic house tour in West Hartford for the birthplace of Noah Webster. The tour includes a short video describing Mr Webster's life and his significance as a lexicographer and educator as well as his influence on our political institutions. Noah Webster is under appreciated for his contributions but... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I usually find historical houses to be risky and not likely to hold my interest. This one was different. Although there was information about Webster for sure, I found the details about life during his time to be quite informative. The fellow who took us around showed us various objects and passed these around. If you are nearby, its worth... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The video was about 30 minutes of introduction about Noah Webster my son was getting bored and my wife went to sleep for 2 minutes. Then we went on our tour with someone from Chicago and somewhere else. The tour was interesting they had a sewing room and his room. It is interactive and we enjoyed this. The gardens were... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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120 reviews 120 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Please note, that I have never taken the tour of the Noah Webster House, however, what I participated in on Saturday, October 20th, was the "West Hartford Hauntings" at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $13. Reservations required. To begin with, it was rather cumbersome to find "North Cemetery" for there is no exact address listed on the Noah Webster website. After... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This great historic ome has lots to offer including dinners on selected winter weeke ds with live music. The home is beautifully restored to it's original condition

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This was a midpoint stop in our drive to our next hotel and let me say, well worth the time. We called ahead because we were going to be a little late and they stayed open 20 min late just for us! The docents were very friendly and knowledgeable! It is very small (about a 30min tour) but was perfect... More 

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Prospect, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Noah Webster House is located in West Hartford less than a minute from the off-ramp of the highway. This is the historic birthplace of Noah Webster for whom the Webster's New World Dictionary is named. He was born in this house in the year 1758, and was a sixth-generation Yankee from a prominent New England family. He attended Yale... More 

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