9 Main St N
Bethlehem Village, CT 06751
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11 AM-4 PM
Closed Monday - Tuesday
11 AM-4 PM Wednesday
11 AM-4 PM Friday - Saturday
Interest Areas: Art, Genealogy, History / Heritage, Architecture
The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden embodies the dramatically different passions of two extraordinary individuals. Bethlehem pastor Joseph Bellamy, a renowned leader of the Great Awakening, the emotional religious revival of the 1740s, built the house around 1754. In 1912, New Yorkers Henry and Eliza Ferriday acquired it as a summer residence. Around 1915, Mrs. Ferriday designed a formal garden with historic roses, peonies, lilacs and other flowers. The Ferridays' daughter Caroline cherished the home, recalling that,"In the midst of the delight of Paris, I would stop to wonder... how the new regale lilies were doing." She restored the house, furnished it with Litchfield County antiques, and maintained the magnificant garden, refining the property as a breathtaking combination of natural and man-made beauty.
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