Group Visits

The Museum Tour:

You will tour three meticulously restored historic houses, with a knowledgeable guide/teacher. They include the 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington and French General Rochambeau planned the joint military campaign that led to the victory at Yorktown, Virginia, and the end of the American Revolutionary War. The c. 1770 Silas Deane House and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House depict life in the 18th and 19th centuries and include a fascinating exhibit of antique toys. Arrangements can also be made to visit the nearby Ancient Burying Ground and/or the Buttolph/Williams House, c.1711, which served as the setting for Elizabeth George Speare’s classic novel for young adults, The Witch of Blackbird Pond. (1958)

In the spring and early summer, you will want to make time to visit our Colonial Revival Garden! Designed in 1921 by one of the first female landscape architects, this horticultural delight includes classical elements, quaint arbors, and an array of old fashioned flowers. In the fall it’s hard to beat the splendor of autumn in Connecticut. Visitors can delight in the season’s natural beauty with scarecrows lining Main Street.

Choices:
Group Tour with Reception: designed for morning or afternoon tours. Includes a selection of Cove Deli’s “made-from-scratch” cookies and either homemade lemonade during spring and summer or apple cider during fall and winter, and bottled water.

Luncheon Group Tour: includes a box lunch from Cove Deli. Your luncheon will be attractively presented in either the rustic Webb Barn or the annex to the historic Joseph Webb House, depending on availability. Boxed lunches include a choice of sandwiches on a Kaiser roll: roast beef, roast turkey or chicken salad. Also included: pasta salad with fresh, steamed-seasonal vegetables, a “made-from-scratch” brownie, bottled water, and either homemade lemonade or apple cider, depending on the season.

Rates:
Group Tour Rate: $10 per person (normal adult admission, $12 per person)

Group Tour with Reception: $16 per person (includes CT Sales tax)

Group Tour with Luncheon: $26 per person (includes CT Sales tax)

We are also happy to customize a tour. If your budget allows, we can also include wine or create a custom menu for your group – ranging from buffets to barbecues to a clambake!

Booking Your Tour:
Private group tours are offered daily for groups of 8 or more. Bookings should be made at least three weeks in advance by contacting Cynthia Riccio, at criccio@webb-deane-stevens.org or telephone 860-529-0612, ext. 12. Please note that we are close to Interstate 91 and offer parking for large tour buses. The first floor of our Joseph Webb House is wheelchair accessible. Please allow your group ample time to explore the Webb House Museum Shop which offers a bounty of jewelry, books, hostess and children’s gifts and more.