Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ogden House is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid-18th century farmhouse and provides a glimpse into the life of a middle-class colonial family. This saltbox house was built in 1750 for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in the farming and coastal shipping town of Fairfield.
Family documents and inventories have been carefully examined to furnish the house appropriately with objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture from the Fairfield Museum’s Collections. Once surrounded by nearly 75 acres of farmland and several outbuildings, the Ogden House stands next to Brown’s Brook in the fertile Mill River Valley. Find out more about visiting antique homes in Connecticut.
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The Ogden House Garden
Since 1935 the Ogden House Garden, an 18th century style kitchen garden, has been planned, planted and generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, an affiliate of The Garden Club of America. The garden, located behind the house, features raised beds, walkways of crushed sea shells with plants and herbs typical of those used at the time. Learn more about the garden here >>
Directions to Ogden House & Gardens
1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT
Parking is available along the drive adjacent to the Ogden House. *** Please, NO BUSES are allowed.
From I-95 southbound: Exit 20 (Bronson Rd.) Turn right onto Bronson Rd. Ogden House is 1.3 miles ahead on the right.
From I-95 northbound: Exit 21 (Mill Plain Rd.) Turn left onto Mill Plain Rd. Bear left on Sturges Rd. Turn right at stop sign onto Bronson Rd. Ogden House is 1.3 miles ahead on the right.
From Merritt Parkway northbound: Exit 44 (Rte 58) At end of the ramp turn right onto Congress St. Turn left onto Hillside Rd. Bear left/ahead at stop sign onto Bronson Rd. Ogden House is .3 mile ahead on the left.
From Merritt Parkway southbound: Exit 44 (Rte 58) Turn left at the light at the end of ramp and left at the next light onto Route 58 S (Black Rock Turnpike).Turn right onto Congress St. Continue as for northbound above.
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