Wells-Shipman-Ward House, Historical Society of Glastonbury, Glastonbury Historical Society

Welles-Shipman-Ward House

The Welles-Shipman-Ward property features a 1755 River Valley Mansion built for John and Jerusha Welles after their marriage. The house has been preserved in its original colonial style and has one of the largest colonial era hearth fireplaces in Connecticut.

The outbuildings on the property include a four-story colonial-era New England bank barn, a 19th century tobacco shed and an 18th century privy which originally served the patrons of the Moseley Tavern in Glastonbury.

Getting Here
The Wells-Shipman-Ward property is located at 972 Main Street in South Glastonbury. From 17 South, the property is on the left, just prior to the intersection of High Street and Hopewell Road. From 17 North, the property is on the right, immediately after the intersection of High Street and Hopewell Road.
Accessibility
The Colonial home is accessible through two steps through the front door. The upstairs is accessible by a steep staircase, that may be difficult for some. The Eastbury Barn and Tobacco Shed are accessible with no steps, and there are two stone steps into the White Barn.
Rental Information
Contact the Museum at 860.633.6890 or via email for information about the event rental opportunities at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House.

Rustic Weddings to Reunions

Rustic Charm

The historic Welles-Shipman-Ward property, situated in scenic South Glastonbury, is an ideal setting for weddings, showers and reunions. The venue can accommodate up to 120 people in the original Tobacco Shed and there is ample room for a tent for larger gatherings.

This is the perfect venue for those wishing to customize every detail to those wishing to enjoy the rustic charm.

Features

  • Restored Tobacco Shed that can accommodate up to 120 people for dinner
  • Multiple historic buildings from the Eastbury Barn to the Smokehouse create a charming backdrop for your guests
  • The 1755 main house is available for private tours at an additional fee
  • Parking at the adjacent St. Augustine’s church lot include
  • Available from April through October

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

Sep 27
Tag Sale

Annual Weekend Tag Sale

9 am to 2 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
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Sep 28
Tag Sale

Annual Weekend Tag Sale

9 am to 2 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
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Sep 29
Tag Sale

Annual Weekend Tag Sale

9 am to 2 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
more information