List of National Historic Landmarks in Connecticut

This article describes National Historic Landmarks in the United States state of Connecticut. These include the most highly recognized historic sites in Connecticut that are officially designated and/or funded and operated by the U.S. Federal Government. There are no UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites in Connecticut. There are many additional historic sites in Connecticut that are federally recognized by listing on the National Register of Historic Places, but only those NRHP-listed sites meeting particularly higher standards are further designated as National Historic Landmarks.

The Connecticut State Capitol

Current National Historic Landmarks

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Richard Alsop IV House
Richard Alsop IV House
January 16, 2009
41°33′30″N 72°39′22″W / 41.5583°N 72.6561°W / 41.5583; -72.6561 (Richard Alsop IV House)
Middlesex This distinctive house was built in the late 1830s in a transitional Greek-Italianate style. It now belongs to Wesleyan University.
2 A. Everett Austin House
A. Everett Austin House
April 19, 1994
41°46′51″N 72°42′33″W / 41.7807°N 72.7092°W / 41.7807; -72.7092 (A. Everett Austin House)
Hartford Social hotspot and home of innovative Wadsworth Atheneum director Arthur Everett Austin Jr.
3 Henry Barnard House
Henry Barnard House
December 21, 1965
41°45′25″N 72°40′33″W / 41.7569°N 72.6757°W / 41.7569; -72.6757 (Henry Barnard House)
Hartford Home of educator instrumental in the development of the American public school system.
4 Barnum Institute of Science and History
Barnum Institute of Science and History
November 7, 1972
820 Main St.
41°10′32″N 73°11′18″W / 41.175556°N 73.188333°W / 41.175556; -73.188333 (Barnum Institute of Science and History)
Fairfield County, Connecticut Only surviving building associated with influential 19th-century entertainer P.T. Barnum.
5 Birdcraft Sanctuary
Birdcraft Sanctuary
April 19, 1993
41°08′39″N 73°15′31″W / 41.1443°N 73.2587°W / 41.1443; -73.2587 (Birdcraft Sanctuary)
Fairfield Oldest bird sanctuary in the U.S., where Mabel Osgood Wright originated "birdscaping".
6 Henry C. Bowen House (Roseland)
Henry C. Bowen House (Roseland)
October 5, 1992
41°56′50″N 71°58′36″W / 41.9472°N 71.9768°W / 41.9472; -71.9768 (Henry C. Bowen House (Roseland))
Windham Gothic revival summer cottage visited by three U.S. presidents.
7 Bush-Holley House
Bush-Holley House
July 17, 1991
41°02′05″N 73°35′53″W / 41.0348°N 73.5980°W / 41.0348; -73.5980 (Bush-Holley House)
Fairfield Home of Cos Cob Art Colony, c.1890-1920.
8 Buttolph–Williams House
Buttolph–Williams House
November 24, 1968
41°42′37″N 72°39′02″W / 41.7103°N 72.6505°W / 41.7103; -72.6505 (Buttolph–Williams House)
Hartford Exemplifies traditional early New England design.
9 Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
November 13, 1966
41°21′39″N 71°57′55″W / 41.3609°N 71.9652°W / 41.3609; -71.9652 (Charles W. Morgan (Bark))
New London Only surviving wooden ship from the nineteenth-century American whaling fleet.
10 Cheney Brothers Historic District
Cheney Brothers Historic District
June 2, 1978
41°45′52″N 72°31′32″W / 41.764500°N 72.525500°W / 41.764500; -72.525500 (Cheney Brothers Historic District)
Hartford A nineteenth century silk mill and traditional company town.
11 Russell Henry Chittenden House
Russell Henry Chittenden House
May 15, 1975
New Haven
41°18′48″N 72°55′23″W / 41.3134°N 72.9231°W / 41.3134; -72.9231 (Russell Henry Chittenden House)
New Haven Home of Russell Henry Chittenden, the "father of American biochemistry".
12 Coltsville Historic District
Coltsville Historic District
November 13, 1966
41°45′13″N 72°40′28″W / 41.7536°N 72.6745°W / 41.7536; -72.6745 (Coltsville Historic District)
Hartford Originally designated solely to encompass Armsmear, the home of arms maker Samuel Colt, this historic district was expanded in 1988 to include the Colt Armory, as well as worker housing and Colt Park.
13 Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
July 19, 1964
New Haven
41°19′44″N 72°55′11″W / 41.3288°N 72.9196°W / 41.3288; -72.9196 (Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station)
New Haven Home of the first state agricultural experiment station
14 Connecticut Hall, Yale University
Connecticut Hall, Yale University
December 21, 1965
New Haven
41°18′22″N 72°55′46″W / 41.3062°N 72.9295°W / 41.3062; -72.9295 (Connecticut Hall, Yale University)
New Haven Oldest building at Yale University
15 Connecticut State Capitol
Connecticut State Capitol
December 30, 1970
41°45′44″N 72°40′58″W / 41.7622°N 72.6828°W / 41.7622; -72.6828 (Connecticut State Capitol)
Hartford Designed by Richard Upjohn in Gothic and French Renaissance styles topped by gold leaf dome
16 Prudence Crandall House
Prudence Crandall House
July 17, 1991
41°41′46″N 71°58′19″W / 41.6961°N 71.9719°W / 41.6961; -71.9719 (Prudence Crandall House)
Windham Home of the abolitionist and educator Prudence Crandall
17 James Dwight Dana House
James Dwight Dana House
January 12, 1965
New Haven
41°18′48″N 72°55′25″W / 41.3132°N 72.9237°W / 41.3132; -72.9237 (James Dwight Dana House)
New Haven Home of Yale geologist James Dwight Dana, designed by Henry Austin.
18 Silas Deane House
Silas Deane House
November 28, 1972
41°42′42″N 72°39′10″W / 41.7116°N 72.6529°W / 41.7116; -72.6529 (Silas Deane House)
Hartford Home of Silas Deane, member of the Continental Congress and America's first diplomat
19 Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
December 20, 1989
41°52′43″N 72°37′29″W / 41.8787°N 72.6247°W / 41.8787; -72.6247 (Oliver Ellsworth Homestead)
Hartford Home of Oliver Ellsworth, the third Chief Justice of the United States.
20 Emma C. Berry
Emma C. Berry
October 12, 1994
41°21′35″N 71°57′59″W / 41.3598°N 71.9665°W / 41.3598; -71.9665 (Emma C. Berry)
New London One of the oldest surviving commercial vessels in the United States.
21 First Church of Christ
First Church of Christ
May 15, 1975
41°43′17″N 72°49′48″W / 41.7214°N 72.8300°W / 41.7214; -72.8300 (First Church of Christ)
Hartford Church of the La Amistad freed slaves.
22 First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
January 13, 2021
41°03′47″N 73°32′19″W / 41.063°N 73.5385°W / 41.063; -73.5385 (First Presbyterian Church)
Fairfield Aka the Fish Church, a major Modernist church design
23 Fort Shantok Archeological District
Fort Shantok Archeological District
April 12, 1993
41°28′40″N 72°04′40″W / 41.4778°N 72.0778°W / 41.4778; -72.0778 (Fort Shantok Archeological District)
New London Mohegan settlement and home of the seventeenth century sachem Uncas.
24 Florence Griswold House and Museum
Florence Griswold House and Museum
April 19, 1993
Old Lyme
41°19′31″N 72°19′35″W / 41.3254°N 72.3265°W / 41.3254; -72.3265 (Florence Griswold House and Museum)
New London Boarding house frequented by American impressionist artists such as Henry Ward Ranger, Childe Hassam, and Willard Metcalf.
25 Grove Street Cemetery
Grove Street Cemetery
February 16, 2000
New Haven
41°18′49″N 72°55′39″W / 41.3136°N 72.9275°W / 41.3136; -72.9275 (Grove Street Cemetery)
New Haven Final resting place of many Yale and New Haven notables including Roger Sherman, Noah Webster and Eli Whitney.
26 Hill–Stead
July 17, 1991
41°43′11″N 72°49′29″W / 41.7197°N 72.8248°W / 41.7197; -72.8248 (Hill–Stead)
Hartford Colonial revival house and art museum located in the Farmington Historic District
27 Samuel Huntington Birthplace
Samuel Huntington Birthplace
November 11, 1971
41°41′55″N 72°05′08″W / 41.6986°N 72.0856°W / 41.6986; -72.0856 (Samuel Huntington Birthplace)
Windham Boyhood saltbox home of the American statesman Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Connecticut and first presiding officer of the Congress of the Confederation
28 Philip Johnson Glass House
Philip Johnson Glass House
February 18, 1997
New Canaan
41°08′33″N 73°31′46″W / 41.1424°N 73.5294°W / 41.1424; -73.5294 (Philip Johnson Glass House)
Fairfield Modern masterpiece of glass and steel; designed and occupied by architect Philip Johnson.
29 Kimberly Mansion
Kimberly Mansion
May 30, 1974
41°41′21″N 72°36′22″W / 41.6893°N 72.6060°W / 41.6893; -72.6060 (Kimberly Mansion)
Hartford Home of Abby and Julia Smith, suffragists who successfully fought the town of Glastonbury on the issue of taxation without representation.
30 L. A. Dunton (schooner)
L. A. Dunton (schooner)
November 4, 1993
41°21′23″N 71°57′58″W / 41.3565°N 71.9661°W / 41.3565; -71.9661 (L. A. Dunton (schooner))
New London Classic fishing schooner and one of the last sail-powered fishing vessels built.
31 Litchfield Historic District
Litchfield Historic District
November 24, 1968
41°44′51″N 73°11′25″W / 41.7474°N 73.19015°W / 41.7474; -73.19015 (Litchfield Historic District)
Litchfield Well-preserved late 18th-early 19th century New England town that was the state's first historic district.
32 Lockwood–Mathews Mansion
Lockwood–Mathews Mansion
November 30, 1970
41°06′36″N 73°25′05″W / 41.1100°N 73.4180°W / 41.1100; -73.4180 (Lockwood–Mathews Mansion)
Fairfield Second Empire style mansion built in 1864.
33 Othniel C. Marsh House
Othniel C. Marsh House
January 12, 1965
New Haven
41°19′18″N 72°55′24″W / 41.3218°N 72.9233°W / 41.3218; -72.9233 (Othniel C. Marsh House)
New Haven Home of Yale paleontologist Othniel Marsh; now part of the Yale School of Forestry (Marsh Hall).
34 Mashantucket Pequot Reservation Archeological District
Mashantucket Pequot Reservation Archeological District
April 12, 1993
41°27′32″N 71°58′22″W / 41.4589°N 71.9727°W / 41.4589; -71.9727 (Mashantucket Pequot Reservation Archeological District)
New London Expansive district on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation containing archaeological remains relevant to Pequot history.
35 Stephen Tyng Mather Home
Stephen Tyng Mather Home
November 27, 1963
41°06′45″N 73°28′27″W / 41.1126°N 73.4743°W / 41.1126; -73.4743 (Stephen Tyng Mather Home)
Fairfield Home of conservationist Stephen Tyng Mather, who was instrumental in the formation of the National Park Service and served as its first director.
36 Lafayette B. Mendel House
Lafayette B. Mendel House
January 7, 1976
New Haven
41°18′40″N 72°55′06″W / 41.3112°N 72.9182°W / 41.3112; -72.9182 (Lafayette B. Mendel House)
New Haven Home of Yale biochemist Lafayette Mendel; designed by Henry Austin
37 James Merrill House
James Merrill House
October 31, 2016
41°20′01″N 71°54′24″W / 41.333697°N 71.906633°W / 41.333697; -71.906633 (James Merrill House)
New London Home of James Merrill, one of the most significant American writers of the second half of the 20th century.[3]
38 Monte Cristo Cottage(Eugene O'Neill House)
Monte Cristo Cottage
July 17, 1971
New London
41°19′56″N 72°05′45″W / 41.3322°N 72.0959°W / 41.3322; -72.0959 (Monte Cristo Cottage)
New London Home of the Nobel prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill.
39 Edward W. Morley House
Edward W. Morley House
May 15, 1975
West Hartford
41°45′27″N 72°45′12″W / 41.7575°N 72.7532°W / 41.7575; -72.7532 (Edward W. Morley House)
Hartford Home of physicist Edward W. Morley, known for the Michelson–Morley experiment and for his work on the atomic weights of hydrogen and oxygen.
40 USS NAUTILUS (nuclear submarine)
USS NAUTILUS (nuclear submarine)
May 20, 1982
41°23′13″N 72°05′17″W / 41.387°N 72.088°W / 41.387; -72.088 (USS NAUTILUS (nuclear submarine))
New London The world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine.
41 New Haven Green Historic District
New Haven Green Historic District
December 30, 1970
New Haven
41°18′29″N 72°55′37″W / 41.3080°N 72.9270°W / 41.3080; -72.9270 (New Haven Green Historic District)
New Haven Large town green includes three historic churches.
42 Charles H. Norton House
Charles H. Norton House
May 11, 1976
41°39′37″N 72°53′07″W / 41.6603°N 72.8852°W / 41.6603; -72.8852 (Charles H. Norton House)
Hartford Home of Charles H. Norton, the inventor of precision grinding equipment.
43 Old New-Gate Prison
Old New-Gate Prison
November 28, 1972
East Granby
41°57′36″N 72°44′44″W / 41.9600°N 72.7456°W / 41.9600; -72.7456 (Old New-Gate Prison)
Hartford Colonial prison; Loyalists were held here during the American Revolutionary War
44 Old State House
Old State House
December 18, 1960
41°45′57″N 72°40′24″W / 41.7658°N 72.6733°W / 41.7658; -72.6733 (Old State House)
Hartford Federal style building designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1796.
45 Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer House
Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer House
June 19, 1996
41°20′34″N 71°54′23″W / 41.3427°N 71.9064°W / 41.3427; -71.9064 (Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer House)
New London Home of the pioneering Antarctic explorer and seal hunter Nathaniel Palmer.
46 Portland Brownstone Quarries
Portland Brownstone Quarries
May 16, 2000
41°34′32″N 72°38′36″W / 41.5756°N 72.6433°W / 41.5756; -72.6433 (Portland Brownstone Quarries)
Middlesex These quarries, active since 1690, were the source of vast quantities of brownstone for New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, other urban areas' buildings.
47 Tapping Reeve House and Law School
Tapping Reeve House and Law School
December 21, 1965
41°44′31″N 73°11′20″W / 41.7419°N 73.1888°W / 41.7419; -73.1888 (Tapping Reeve House and Law School)
Litchfield First law school in the United States separate from a college or university, its influential graduates included Aaron Burr, Jr. and John C. Calhoun.
48 Frederic Remington House
Frederic Remington House
December 21, 1965
41°17′05″N 73°30′59″W / 41.2848°N 73.5165°W / 41.2848; -73.5165 (Frederic Remington House)
Fairfield Home of painter and sculptor Frederic Remington, famous for his depictions of the American West.
49 John Rogers Studio
John Rogers Studio
December 21, 1965
New Canaan
41°09′00″N 73°29′51″W / 41.1499°N 73.4975°W / 41.1499; -73.4975 (John Rogers Studio)
Fairfield Studio of the popular nineteenth century sculptor John Rogers.
50 Samuel Wadsworth Russell House
Samuel Wadsworth Russell House
August 7, 2001
41°33′37″N 72°39′20″W / 41.5602°N 72.6556°W / 41.5602; -72.6556 (Samuel Wadsworth Russell House)
Middlesex Greek Revival mansion, designed by Ithiel Town; now part of Wesleyan University.
51 Sabino (Passenger Steamboat)
Sabino (Passenger Steamboat)
October 5, 1992
41°21′32″N 71°58′02″W / 41.3590°N 71.9673°W / 41.3590; -71.9673 (Sabino (Passenger Steamboat))
New London One of only two surviving members of the American "mosquito fleet", small steamers that served the inland waters of the United States.
52 Stanley-Whitman House
Stanley-Whitman House
October 9, 1960
41°43′23″N 72°49′25″W / 41.7230°N 72.8236°W / 41.7230; -72.8236 (Stanley-Whitman House)
Hartford Classic seventeenth century New England saltbox.
53 The Steward's House, Foreign Mission School
The Steward's House, Foreign Mission School
October 31, 2016
41°50′38″N 73°19′51″W / 41.8439°N 73.3309°W / 41.8439; -73.3309 (The Steward's House, Foreign Mission School)
Litchfield The first and last experiment in a domestically located "foreign" mission and represents educational and social politics concerning racial tolerance, Asian and Native American migration, and American identity in the early 19th century.[3]
54 Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
February 27, 2013
41°46′01″N 72°42′03″W / 41.767°N 72.7008°W / 41.767; -72.7008 (Harriet Beecher Stowe House)
Hartford Home of 19th century abolitionist writer and reform advocate Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
55 Jonathan Sturges House (The Cottage)
Jonathan Sturges House (The Cottage)
April 19, 1994
41°08′47″N 73°16′00″W / 41.1465°N 73.2668°W / 41.1465; -73.2668 (Jonathan Sturges House (The Cottage))
Fairfield Early Gothic-revival cottage
56 Ida Tarbell House
Ida Tarbell House
April 19, 1993
41°17′12″N 73°19′35″W / 41.2868°N 73.3263°W / 41.2868; -73.3263 (Ida Tarbell House)
Fairfield Home of the muckraking journalist and author Ida Tarbell.
57 John Trumbull Birthplace
John Trumbull Birthplace
December 21, 1965
41°38′03″N 72°12′56″W / 41.6343°N 72.2156°W / 41.6343; -72.2156 (John Trumbull Birthplace)
New London Home of Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull and birthplace of his son John Trumbull, the "painter of the Revolution"
58 Mark Twain Home
Mark Twain Home
December 29, 1962
41°46′03″N 72°42′05″W / 41.7675°N 72.7013°W / 41.7675; -72.7013 (Mark Twain Home)
Hartford Home of author, lecturer, and satirist Mark Twain from 1874 to 1891.
59 Joseph Webb House
Joseph Webb House
January 20, 1961
41°42′43″N 72°39′10″W / 41.7120°N 72.6528°W / 41.7120; -72.6528 (Joseph Webb House)
Hartford Site of the 1781 American Revolutionary War conference between General George Washington and French General Rochambeau.
60 Noah Webster Birthplace
Noah Webster Birthplace
December 29, 1962
West Hartford
41°44′50″N 72°44′45″W / 41.7473°N 72.7457°W / 41.7473; -72.7457 (Noah Webster Birthplace)
Hartford Home of the American lexicographer Noah Webster.
61 Henry Whitfield House
Henry Whitfield House
September 25, 1997
41°16′39″N 72°40′35″W / 41.2775°N 72.6765°W / 41.2775; -72.6765 (Henry Whitfield House)
New Haven The oldest house in Connecticut, built in 1639
62 Austin F. Williams Carriagehouse and House
Austin F. Williams Carriagehouse and House
August 6, 1998
41°43′04″N 72°50′02″W / 41.7178°N 72.8339°W / 41.7178; -72.8339 (Austin F. Williams Carriagehouse and House)
Hartford Temporary quarters for the Amistad Africans and a "station" on the Underground Railroad
63 William Williams House
William Williams House
November 11, 1971
41°38′03″N 72°12′46″W / 41.6342°N 72.2128°W / 41.6342; -72.2128 (William Williams House)
New London Home of William Williams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
64 Oliver Wolcott House
Oliver Wolcott House
November 11, 1971
41°44′36″N 73°11′16″W / 41.7433°N 73.1878°W / 41.7433; -73.1878 (Oliver Wolcott House)
Litchfield Home of the soldier and politician Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Connecticut
65 Yale Bowl
Yale Bowl
February 27, 1987
New Haven
41°18′47″N 72°57′38″W / 41.3131°N 72.9605°W / 41.3131; -72.9605 (Yale Bowl)
New Haven Bowl stadium, model for Rose Bowl and others. Home of the Bulldogs and The Game.

Former National Historic Landmarks

Landmark name Image Date listed Locality County Description
1 First Telephone Exchange
January 29, 1964 New Haven New Haven Location of the first commercial telephone exchange. Building was demolished in 1973 and replaced by a parking garage[4]

See also



  1. ^ Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  3. ^ a b "Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce 10 New National Historic Landmarks Illustrating America's Diverse History, Culture". Department of the Interior. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Site of the First Telephone Exchange". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Retrieved November 3, 2016.