Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

Museum in Litchfield Hills

The town’s religious history extends to the founding of the first theological seminary in the USA by local resident Reverend Joseph Bellamy. His home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, a 1750s clapboard mansion, is a treasure trove of delftware, Asian art and period furnishings. Equally exquisite is the garden, the design of latter-day owner Caroline Ferriday, who designed it to resemble an Aubusson Persian carpet, its geometrical box hedges infilled with frothing peonies, lilacs and heirloom roses.

Bethlehem is 8 miles south of Litchfield. From Danbury (30 miles), take I-84 and CT 6.