The Quiet Corner Sights

Roseland Cottage

  • 556 Rte. 169 Map It
  • Woodstock
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/08/2016

Fodor's Review

This pink board-and-batten Gothic Revival house was built in 1846 as a summer home for New York silk merchant, publisher, and abolitionist Henry C. Bowen. The house and outbuildings (including a carriage house with private bowling alley) hold a prominent place in history, having hosted four U.S. presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Henry Harrison, and William McKinley. The parterre garden features 21 flower beds surrounded by 600 yards of boxwood hedge.

Sight Information


556 Rte. 169, Woodstock, Connecticut, 06281, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • June–mid-Oct., Wed.–Sun. 11–4

Published 07/08/2016


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