New London County Historical Society & Shaw Mansion
New London County Historical Society & Shaw Mansion

New London County Historical Society and Shaw Mansion

11 Blinman Street

New London, CT 06320 | 860.443.1209

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1-4 pm.

Mid-May – Mid-October:

Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

www.newlondonhistory.org

 

Shaw Mansion, built 1756, has been the home of the New London County Historical Society since 1907. It was modified by the great-grandson of the builder, Dr. Nathaniel Shaw Perkins, when he inherited it in 1845. Thus the portrayal of a formal “Victorian” garden in front of the house and a colonial garden in the rear of the house. A centerpiece of that is a summerhouse built as a “gentleman’s folly” around 1792, on a granite ledge behind the Mansion where it captured the view and the breezes off the Thames River.

For admission information and directions, visit www.newlondonhistory.org.