Glebe House and Gertrude Jekyll Garden

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Architecturally interesting, this 1750’s minister’s farmhouse, or glebe, was where the first American Bishop of the Episcopal Church was elected in 1783. The house has fine period paneling and furnishings from the area and gift shop. Site of only garden in the U.S. designed by Gertrude Jekyll. May – Oct., Wed.-Sun. 1-4; Weekends only in Nov., Sat.-Sun. 1-4; Dec.-Mar. by appt.

Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury’s village center, the Glebe House Museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut. The simple but elegant 18th century farmhouse is furnished as the home of the Reverend John Marshall, his wife Sarah, and their nine children who lived in the “glebe” during the turmoil of the American war for Independence.