Welcome to the Glebe House...


Come experience The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden -- 


Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House is one of the earliest historic house museums in the nation.  Its architecture, outstanding regional furniture collection and Gertrude Jekyll Garden combine to create one of the most authentic house museums in the region.


Through tours, educational programs and special events, The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden continues to give visitors a sense of what life was like in the 18th century.


Learn more about the Glebe House >



Come join us! The Glebe House hosts a number of family events throughout the year including a Colonial Fair & Muster Day, All Hollow's Eve and Holiday Festival.  



The house was built about 1740 and is an architecturally interesting and unusual combination of gambrel and saltbox roof styles.  It was first occupied by Woodbury's first Anglican priest, John Rutgers Marshall of New York City, who arrived with his wife Sarah in 1771.

Become a member


Join over 100 volunteers who work at The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden taking care of the collection, giving tours, working in the library, running the gift shop, and maintaining the garden.   


49 Hollow Road

Woodbury, CT 06798

203-263-2855 office@glebehousemuseum.org


November - April: The Museum is closed for the season. The Museum will reopen for regular tours in May 1st.


May - Mid-October: The Glebe House Museum will be open for guided tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 3:30.

The Museum Shop is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 for information and purchases. 

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden:  Open year round, 7 days per week, dawn-dusk, for self-guided tours.

*Please follow proper "social distancing" when visiting. 

Museum Admission:


Children under 12: Free

Garden Suggested Donation - $2.00

Contact Us 

© 2014 The Glebe House Museum