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Address: 556 Route 169, 556 Route 169, 06281, Woodstock, Mystic Country, Connecticut, Woodstock, CT 06281-2344
Phone Number: +1 860-928-4074
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Woodstock's Pink House is Worth a Visit or Two or Ten

My husband and I grew up in northeast Connecticut and saw Roseland Cottage (the Pink House, as we locals say) progress through years of rehabilitation and numerous shades of pink... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
susanwinetasting
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Putnam, Connecticut
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Putnam, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I grew up in northeast Connecticut and saw Roseland Cottage (the Pink House, as we locals say) progress through years of rehabilitation and numerous shades of pink exterior paint. We have also witnessed improvements to the grounds, programs and the house tour. Owned and operated by Historic New England, Roseland Cottage epitomizes the summer home associated with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

From the outside it is beautiful but the inside is also worth touring. Well worth the price of admission.

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Thank Hans V
Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Roseland Cottage (similar to Newport "cottages") is a historic home built in 1846 for Henry Chandler Bowen and his family. The house is filled with original furnishings and pictures and the tour was led by a very knowledgeable guide. Sorry to say, it will not be open until June of 2017 until next October. Tours are reasonable and well worth... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came here today because of the 34th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair is "fair" and the cottage is good, especially it witnessed some historic moments such as the 4th of July celebrations in history, let alone the architectural beauty and significance, But we were allowed to visit 3 rooms today...where is the country's oldest indoor bowling... More 

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North Attleboro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great artists! Good food! The prices were expensive though. I know it's a lot of work, but too pricey. The food booths were awesome! Homemade foods were great and the prices were reasonable.

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A nice guided tour of the grounds and house, knowledgable docent, fascinating history and insight into the lives of this family. One would expect opulence but instead you will find rather down to earth living in the rural area............although the personal bowling alley is definitely a perk. The grounds are well cared for and wonderful for strolling into the past.

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Thank Dee P
woodstock, ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Roseland Cottage is a national treasure not only because of its rare Gothic Revival architecture and boxwood lined parterres but because of its historical connections. Henry Bowen was a local boy who made good in business and as owner of "The Independent" newspaper. He brought Lincoln to Cooper Union and President Grant to the quiet little town of Woodstock, Connecticut.... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We joined up with Historic New England this past summer and decided to stop by at Roseland Cottage as it was very recommended by the folks at the Arnold House in Lincoln, RI (We had a fabulous time there as well and really enjoyed the tour and history). Claire Campbell was our docent and she was just marvelous and well... More 

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Thank eminker
Woodstock, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This lovely summer cottage for newspaper man Henry Bowen is virtually unchanged. He hosted many important people of the times. Civil war era, President Grant enjoyed visiting there..the house is to remain forever rose hued.

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Its great to look at and to walk in the garden I also went on a tour its a very historic place overall I thought it was cool

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