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Shaw Mansion - New London County Historical Society

11 Blinman St, New London, CT 06320-5677
+1 860-443-1209
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Beautiful old historic home

Old beautiful Colonial home right downtown which was in the family for many generations. Little... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2016
Candice C
A little gem that needs polish

Not much to see, but what they have is quality. Needs a professional librarian and stacks of old... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
c0llegehill
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New London, Connecticut
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Sep 28, 2016
“Beautiful old historic home”
Aug 14, 2016
“A little gem that needs polish”
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11 Blinman St, New London, CT 06320-5677
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

Old beautiful Colonial home right downtown which was in the family for many generations. Little rough around the edges but need finances to help with the renovations and upkeep, so visitors would help. Lot's of the original furniture, some exhibits and a great peek into...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Not much to see, but what they have is quality. Needs a professional librarian and stacks of old newspapers could be scanned or discarded. Downstairs is interesting and they lock up the good stuff behind a glass door. Some interesting publications are offered. Not a...More

Thank c0llegehill
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went for the open garden tour (garden is awful) and the grounds. Nothing worth the time and effort to get to a downtown New London location which probably would have been well-served if the building had been moved to another location years ago.

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Reviewed March 7, 2016

The Shaw Mansion is a beautiful building, with lots of history. In addition to some rare items in its collection, including a Revolutionary War era flag, the house itself is incredibly cool. George Washington visited in 1756 and 1776 and stayed in the master bedroom,...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Great rev war era museum with helpful staff. Worth a stop! I enjoy the changing exhibitions but love the flag and musket collection.

Thank brynulf
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

We traveled there, found no parking spaces, and the place closed. Sign said they were open in the pm, and we could call for an appt with the historian. We did, and left a message, but no one called us back. Very disappointed. We had...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Shaw Mansion is one of the historical landmarks that I visited over and over again. I love this place a a child and I do now as an adult. This is one place you will want to bring the whole family.

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Shaw Mansion is one of the oldest historical buildings in Connecticut - pre-revolutionary. It is also the home of the New London Historical Society. The mansion has a number of restored and preserved rooms - with furnishings, paintings, housewares and other historical items. It...More

1  Thank riny
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