Harrison House Museum

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Swain-Harrison House
BranfordCT SwainHarrisonHouse.jpg
House in 2018
Harrison House Museum is located in Connecticut
Harrison House Museum
Harrison House Museum is located in the US
Harrison House Museum
Location 124 W. Main St., Branford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°16′41″N 72°49′34″W / 41.27806°N 72.82611°W / 41.27806; -72.82611Coordinates: 41°16′41″N 72°49′34″W / 41.27806°N 72.82611°W / 41.27806; -72.82611
Built 1724
Architectural style Saltbox
Part of Canoe Brook Historic District (#02000335)
NRHP reference # 75001924[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 10, 1975
Designated CP April 11, 2002

The Harrison House, also known as Harrison–Linsley House and Swain-Harrison House, is a historic house museum at 124 West Main Street in Branford, Connecticut, owned by Branford Historical Society It is a classic example of a Connecticut saltbox structure.[2] The original date of erection was given as 1680 in the house's application for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1] Branford Historical Society dates the house to 1724.[3]

It has period furnishings, local historical items, archives, a barn and a herb garden.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nichols, Frederick D. (1940). "Harrison–Linsley House (supplemental material)" (PDF). Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.branfordhistoricalsociety.org/about-the-harrison-house.html
  4. ^ American Automobile Association (2007). Connecticut, Massachusetts & Rhode Island Tour Book. AAA Publishing. p. 38. 

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