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Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden

49 Hollow Road, PO Box 245, Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-2855

Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House Museum offers visitors a glimpse of Revolutionary War-era Connecticut. The 18th Century Georgian house is furnished as the home of the Reverend John Rutgers Marshall, who lived here during the turmoil of the American War of Independence. The museum collection includes many pieces of 18th Century Woodbury furniture.
In 1926, Gertrude Jekyll, the renowned English horticultural designer, writer, and famed gardener, was commissioned to create an old-fashioned, English-style garden to enhance the newly created museum. It is her only remaining design in North America.