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Address: 227 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107-3430
Phone Number: +1 860-521-5362
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Birthplace of the author of the Webster dictionary.

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Childhood home of one of the most important people in American history

The house contains many original architectural components and has been restored where needed. The tour guide was one of the best I've ever had the privilege of spending time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house contains many original architectural components and has been restored where needed. The tour guide was one of the best I've ever had the privilege of spending time with. His period and subject knowledge is only surpassed by his enthusiasm. Don't miss this historical site!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Be sure to watch the short video before or after the tour. Our guide was very informative, giving a reminder of what life was like in our early history and the important place Noah Webster had. The tour made me more curious and so I read the biography of Noah Webster. This historical place also holds various evening events- check... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I hadn't been to the museum in awhile and was glad to have the refresher on an historical figure that helped shape our nation. We spent an hour or so on the tour led by a knowledgeable and engaging docent. Afterwards we explored the current special exhibit (History of Business Development in WH) which was quite intriguing. Whether you live... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Slept over with 23 girls for a birthday party. What a memorable way to learn history and have fun. The museum had interactive activities, crafts and food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous tour. So very informative. Great place to spend a couple of hours. Definitely a must for history buffs.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

For anyone wanting to delve further into the origins of our wonderful country and especially life in the colonial times and the development of our language, go no further than this excellent House. The tours were very good and not too long and there are plenty of helpful staff people to answer questions; a good bookstore; also many special events... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

I'm a fan of Noah Webster, so I already knew a bit about him and also about historical homes like this. Therefore, a lot of the information was repetitive for me. Either way, it is a good attraction that has been updated for kid activities and an intro movie about Webster.

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Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

They offer interesting functions and lectures. Lots of history in this building. Unfortunately the parking is just horrendous.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

A great part of history and dictionary all over the world! One man can change the world! A great place to take the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Take everyone you know to see Noah's childhood home and see first hand a colonial home set up as of 1774-- as the colonists were getting ready to become independent. So many items are original to the 18th century and visit the kitchen garden, too.

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