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Woodstock Historic Home

This pink board-and-batten Gothic Revival-style house was built in 1846 as a summer home for New York silk merchant, publisher, and abolitionist Henry C. Bowen and his wife, Lucy. The house and outbuildings (including a carriage barn with the nation's oldest indoor 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.

Historic Home

Quick Facts

556 Rte. 169
Woodstock, Connecticut  06281, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15, Closed Mon. and Tues. and mid-Oct.–May

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