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67th Litchfield House Tour to be Held July 13th
Posted 06/25/2019 01:55PM

A Major Event of the Summer

300 Years of Architecture
Litchfield, Connecticut

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
To Benefit the Connecticut Junior Republic

      Join in the once-in-a-lifetime celebration as Litchfield marks its 300th anniversary with an unprecedented nine home House and Garden Tour.  Organized by the Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic, this year’s 67th House Tour features historic homes dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries and an additional, not-to-be missed garden.

      Visitors embark on a one-mile walking tour within the Borough of Litchfield, the state of Connecticut’s first designated Historic District.  Stroll through beautiful gardens and landscapes, some restored to their original design and one, in particular, a brainchild of Frederick Law Olmstead.  Enjoy legendary stories dating back to the American Revolution and the Civil War and other lore associated with historic points of interest in this quintessential New England town.  

      Travel through the centuries while experiencing creatively designed interiors and meticulously restored architectural elements.  Spanning 300 years, properties include: a Salt Box dating back to 1682, the finest examples of High Georgian and Italianate style homes in Litchfield, the elegance of the Federal style (the location for the July 12th Preview Party), two majestic Colonial Revivals and, for the connoisseur of mid-century modern, a spectacular 10,000 square foot Marcel Breuer.  

      For discounted advance purchase and additional information please visit  Or call the CJR Development office at 860-567-9423, ext. 278.  Admission for the Saturday Tour can be purchased on the day of the tour at the tent on the Litchfield Green in the center of town.

      All net proceeds will go to the programs educating the boys and girls attending the Connecticut Junior Republic (
Media Sponsor: Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

Corporate Sponsors: Arethusa Farm, Bantam Wesson, Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey, Litchfield Bancorp, Litchfield Distillery, O&G Industries, Torrington Savings Bank, Union Savings Bank, Webster Bank, West Group Law, PLLC, Winvian Farm


      Photographs available by request.  For promotional and editorial opportunities, or to arrange advance media/photography of tour locations, please contact Hedy Barton, CJR Director of Development at (860) 567-9423, ext. 252; or by email:

      The Litchfield Open House & Garden Tour is presented by The Litchfield Aid of CJR a volunteer group of approximately 100 members dedicated to improving the programs, services, and facilities of the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR).  All net proceeds from the event will be donated to CJR (
      Founded in 1904, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) provides residential and community-based care, treatment, education and family support for vulnerable at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they may become productive and fulfilled members of their homes, schools and communities.  Today, the organization’s combined programs serve approximately 1,500 boys and girls annually in 11 locations throughout Connecticut.

      A private charitable organization, the Connecticut Junior Republic is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  CJR is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations, and through service contracts funded by the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) and Connecticut’s public schools.

  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423

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