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Shaw Mansion - New London County Historical Society

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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 29 September 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 14 August 2016
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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Reviewed 29 September 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Candice C
Reviewed 14 August 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

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank c0llegehill
Reviewed 24 May 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 7 March 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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank KristinPI
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank brynulf
Reviewed 28 October 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

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank soozi24
Reviewed 15 October 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.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Darkcomputerguru
Reviewed 10 May 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

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank riny
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