The Benton Homestead is a museum operated by the Tolland Historical Society. It is a colonial-era home that has been known as a “haunted house” but has undergone careful restoration. There is a map for nearly .75 miles of trail behind the homestead though it is unknown how well maintained they are as of this writing (Fall 2017).
The home museum is open for tours during the summer months. The website says hours from June to September are Sundays 1PM – 4PM (unless it is a holiday or the temperature is above 90 degrees).
From the historical society site, “Six generations of the Benton family lived here and farmed the land. Daniel Benton’s sons served in the French and Indian War; five of his grandsons answered the Lexington Alarm and fought in the Revolutionary War.”
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