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Address: 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-521-5362
Description: Birthplace of the author of the Webster dictionary.

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Very well run museum

I was very impressed by the quality of the exhibits and the excellent maintenance of the museum. It also has modern meeting facilities. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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197 reviews 197 reviews
63 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was very impressed by the quality of the exhibits and the excellent maintenance of the museum. It also has modern meeting facilities. Well worth a visit.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very interesting exhibits, beautiful house and the tour guide and staff very friendly. Don't forget to ask for a discount as seniors, students and AAA get in for $4.

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
47 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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