Come Visit Topsmead!

The "Secret Garden" of Connecticut State Parks & Forests

Manor Window Box flowers

17th Century wall clock hanging in the Manor foyer still awaits identification. 

The interior woodwork is oak, as is most of the flooring. The foyer, hallway and dining room floors are of polished terra cotta tile. Fine craftsmanship, an eye for detail and understated wealth are evident throughout the house, which is tastefully and simply furnished with 17th and 18th century English country antiques.

Chief Gardener Gene at work

Manor Tours

Side View of the manor with a mini-garden. 

Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month. Reservations are not required. On open weekends, free tours are available from 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., except for the last open weekend in October when hours are from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00P.M.