New Milford Historic District



This scenic walkable downtown district features boutiques, retail shops, restaurants and other businesses housed in buildings that take you as far back as the 18th century. From the striking Greek Revival-style Congregational Church to the early 20th-century brick Allen Building, you’ll take in an array of architectural styles. The Nathaniel Taylor house, built in the Colonial style in 1774, played host to several significant Revolutionary War figures, among them the Marquis de Lafayette and the Comte de Rochambeau. To further quench your thirst for history, check out the New Milford Historical Society & Museum, with exhibits that explore everything from the town’s rich agricultural roots and its thriving tobacco industry to maps of the Underground Railroad, a series of places in town where enslaved people could take refuge on their path to freedom in Canada. A monument dedicated to the memory of enslaved people stands at the Historical Society & Museum in front of the Lincoln memorial at the north end of the town green.
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