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Isham-Terry House

A Connecticut Landmark. The house is a time capsule of the genteel lifestyle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the lone survivor of a once vibrant Hartford neighborhood.

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The Isham-Terry House is a time capsule of the genteel lifestyle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the lone survivor of a once vibrant Hartford neighborhood. In 1896, Dr. Oliver Isham purchased the house for his medical practice and as a home for himself, his parents and his three sisters. His sisters, Julia and Charlotte, lived in the house until their deaths in the 1970s. A life-long love of their family home and an interest in historic preservation led them to donate their family home to Connecticut Landmarks. The footprint of the house remains the same as it was when it was built in 1854 with the three-story rectangular tower added in 1883. The 15-room mansion is adorned with crown moldings, ceiling medallions, lincrusta wall coverings, hand painted walls and ceilings, gilt mirrors and valances, stained glass windows, elaborate gas-light chandeliers and many original kitchen and bathroom appliances and fixtures. It is filled with objects of historical, artistic and family significance including antique furnishings, decorative arts, rare books and the Terry clocks made famous by their great uncle Eli Terry. Dr. Isham’s medical office, with surgical instruments and medicines, has been left largely undisturbed, as has the family’s c. 1920 kitchen.

 

Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Parking

 

Pricing: Adults $12; seniors, students, teacher $10; children (6-18) $5, children (5 and under), Hartford residents, member free.

Other Amenities: Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: June-Dec.

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Location:

211 High Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Hours:

Open for tours by advanced registration on the second Sunday of the month 12-3.

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