Deacon John Grave House, (c. 1685)

City: Madison

Built in 1685, the Deacon John Grave House is one of the oldest houses in Madison. It is believed to be one of the first homes built in the eastern settlements of Guilford. A unique aspect of the property is that it housed nine generations of the Grave family, all the way until 1978. A logbook kept until 1797 by the first four generations of this productive clan provides fascinating details about the transactions made by the family—their debts, their household inventories, and other important records of their lives and occupations.

Costumed tours available by appointment.


581 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443, USA