Booth Memorial Park and Museum sits on a 32 acre location in the north end of Stratford, Connecticut. Built c.1840 and remodeled in 1914, it is said to be "The Oldest Homestead in America", since it sits on the foundations of the 1663 house, and has been continuously occupied. In the 1900s two brothers, David Beach Boothe and Stephen Nichols Boothe, created the Boothe Memorial Museum which maintains a collection of architecturally unique buildings. Some of the structures include a carriage house, Americana Museum, miniature lighthouse and windmill, a clocktower museum, trolley station, chapel, blacksmith shop, and a variety of other interesting buildings.
The park also now contains the last remaining highway toll booth in Connecticut, from the Merritt Parkway, removed when toll booths were abolished in the state in the 1980s.
By kjfitz @ 2007-08-16 12:29:06