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If you love antiques, Cogswell’s Grant should be on your itinerary. This 18th century farmhouse overlooking the Essex River was the summer home of collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, and houses their celebrated collection of American folk...more
We really enjoyed the tour of this historic house. Our guide did a great job proving the history of the house, the last owners, their restoration of the house, and their extensive collection of American Folk Art. It was around a 45 minute tour. The...More
One must take a tour of the house in order to see the rooms and furnishings, and it was well worth the time (members of Trustees of Reservations get a free tour). The guide was knowledgeable and responsive to questions from the group. This place...More
Just a short drive from downtown Essex is this remarkable place. An impeccably maintained 18th Century home filled with a delightful, eclectic collection of Americana. There is simply far too much to see on a single visit, so a return trip is heartily suggested.
Nice snapshot back in time to see the home and farm as well as the fabulous collection that the Little's amassed in their lifetime. Never even knew it was there!!
Doesn't give the WOW factor of some other more formal historic properties, yet it displays...More
If you have any interest in American folk art, you will love Cogswell's Grant. It was the summer home of a couple of our country's greatest folk art collectors, and it is intact, just as they left it. I had read that visits were by...More
You can easily read all the history of this amazing house with the other reviews or on line but you need to see this wonderful home for yourself! A little off the beaten path in Essex, it's the perfect ending for a beautiful day especially...More
This house was built in 1728. It was purchased by a wealthy family named Little in the 1930's. The Littles purchased every item in the house because of its historic value. They paid $16,000.00 for one chair that was used by a minister to write...More