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Noah Webster House

227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06106
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: Birthplace of the author of the Webster dictionary.
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Bristol, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Noah Webster House has added a wonderful building to accommodate larger groups. The original home has been preserved for a marvelous historical educational experience!

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

The Noah Webster House is one of the few historical attractions in West Hartford. Unfortunately, there isn't much there from a tourist point of view. They have a couple of people in period costume carding wool and baking bread. Their gift shop has the usual 18th and 19th century wooden toys and fake documents. It is a repository for certain... More

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Windsor, CT
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52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Great exhibits. Get in touch with a great American who influenced you.

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