By Janet Serra

Posted: 05/27/2016 16:59:40

The Newtown Historical Society has organized a House and Garden Tour that will take place on June 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children (age 8-12) and can be purchased at the Booth Library, the UPS Store in Newtown, the Toy Tree and on-line through our Website. The day of the tour, tickets will be $30 for adults and $15 for children and will only be available from 10 am to 2 pm in front of the Matthew Curtiss House Museum at 44 Main Street, Newtown, CT.

Once again this year, doors will open to five historic homes and their gardens in Sandy Hook and Newtown and the Dooryard Garden of the Matthew Curtiss House Museum. This much-anticipated yearly event in the Litchfield Hills offers the rare chance to tour five extraordinary gardens and properties. Visitors will delight in ideas to incorporate in their homes and gardens as each property is unique and reflects the distinctive style and taste of their owners.

The five houses on this tour includes a charming 1790's farmhouse nestled among the trees on 5 acres as well as another farmhouse dating to the 1790s that has a classic center chimney and combines hints of modern decorated whimsy among nods of bygone eras.

Tour goers will step back in time when visiting one of the oldest homes in Newtown built by the Crofut family in 1691. A classic Connecticut country house circa 1767 captures all that a country home should be including some ghostly guests and a 1930's cape cod style house is tastefully furnished with antiques and vintage goods on 3 acres of extensive gardens.

As a final stop, don't miss the Dooryard Garden of the Matthew Curtiss House Museum was designed by the Garden Club of Newtown and represents a typical 1700s to early 1800s garden.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK