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The Derrin House




  The land that the current Derrin House sits on was the property of one family for over 150 years (1766-1920); this structure traces its roots to the late 18th century. One can see the progress the family made as the house was expanded again and again; currently under an adaptive-reuse, the
Derrin House is testimony to a way of life that has virtually disappeared from our region; the family farm. Filled with period furniture and implements the Derrin House invites visitors to learn what life was like on a 19th century New England farm, where the weather and uneven soil always made life interesting. Many aspects of that life are on display within the house; including several interactive pieces; come join Ammi, Sarah and the Derrin kids on a trip back in time!

Derrin House

Image courtesy of Glenn Lawrence

"Listed on the State Register of Historical Places"


249 West Avon Road

Free Admission, Open Sundays from 2 to 4pm.

June through September, or by Appointment

Avon Historical Society - 860-678-7621


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