Explore the Treasures of Old North Cemetery:
Visit one of Hartford’s most historic cemeteries and learn about such luminaries as Frederick Law Olmstead, the 29th Colored Regiment, Daniel Wadsworth, Alice Cogswell, Horace Bushnell and Nathan Hale’s forgotten romance! The cemetery is also the final resting place of the Butler and McCook families whose Main Street home is Hartford’s oldest house and includes the City’s earliest collection of art and antiques.
Opened in 1807 by the City of Hartford, Old North Cemetery’s 17-acres represent a wide variety of Hartford society. Jewish and Catholic immigrants, as well as the city’s most prominent residents and Connecticut’s largest concentration of African-American Civil War veterans are buried in Old North. The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1998.
Rediscovering the Lost Treasures of Old North
The tour includes visits to Old North and Spring Grove Cemeteries, the Keeney Clock Tower, and the Isham-Terry House, a Civil War-era museum house and preservation time-capsule that features intact family collections and remarkable architect-designed rooms. Discover Hartford’s most storied and ancient African-American church, Faith Congregational. Visit these two historic centers and see their monuments and learn more about Horace Bushnell, Samuel Colt, Daniel Wadsworth, Thomas Robbins, Lydia Sigourney, Frederic Church, Frederick Law Olmstead, and the 29th Regiment Colored Troops of the Civil War.
The Isham-Terry House is open by appointment only. Call (860) 247-8996 x11 for more information.