Connecticut

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Bantam

    

    All Wars Memorial

    860-567-0174, Rte. 202 Bantam, CT 06750 open Sunrise-sunset Free.

    A memorial to those who served in the U.S. armed forces from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf

 

East Canaan

    

    Beckley Iron Furnace

    (860) 435-9183, Lower Rd Open Daily, dawn to dusk. Free

    The furnace is the local point of the Iron Heritage Trail, celebrating the 1734-1923 era when local furnaces and forges made iron for cannons and weapons in wartime, tools, railroad wheels and machinery for the development of our country in peacetime  

Madison

           

    Deacon John Grave House (c.1685)

    (203) 245-4798 581 Boston Post Rd. Tuxis Farm, Open Mid-June to Labor Day, Wed.-Sat., 1-4. Labor Day-Columbus Day, Sat.-Sun. 10-4.  $

    Inhabited for over 300 years by the descendants of Deacon John Grave I. Evolved from a primitive 2-room dwelling to a classic New England saltbox. 18th-century family used the house as a private residence, school, wartime infirmary and weapons depot, inn, a tavern and a courtroom.

 

Middletown 

 

    General Mansfield House

    (860) 346-0746, 151 Main St, Museum tours Sun. 2-4:30, Mon. 1-4, weekdays by appt., closed major holidays.  $

    Built in 1810, Federal-style home with museum exhibits including decorative arts and Civil War artifacts.

 

New Haven

 

    Black Rock Fort and Fort Nathan Hale

    (203) 946-8790, Woodward Ave., Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Free

    Forts from Revolutionary War (Black Rock) and Civil War (Nathan Hale) command spectacular views of New Haven harbor.

 

   United States Civil War Memorial

   In front of Historic Christ Church (1898) on Broadway