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Boothe Memorial Park



Connecticut’s Boothe Memorial Park and Museum was built in 1840, across 32 acres of land. The land also houses the Boothe Homestead, technically the oldest homestead in the United States because of its foundation dating back

to 1663.


Around 1914, brothers Stephen Nicols Boothe and David Beach Boothe started the Museum, which is home to 20 architecturally unique buildings. Including a toll booth, observatory, chapel, miniature lighthouse, and windmill. The buildings look bizarre and striking next to each other.


The gardens and grounds are beautifully maintained and used by the locals as green space and event space.


In 1949 the land came into ownership by the town of Stratford, CT.


If you're from the area, you've probably been here before. If you're ever passing through, the gardens alone are a good reason to stop. This one (probably) isn't haunted, but it's certainly weird and historic.


All my love,

Abby

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