Woodbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut
, United States. Unlike many New England towns, the older buildings are grouped in lined manner along both sides of a road that stretches for over a mile. Some of these have been converted into lodging and accommodations ranging from luxurious vacation rentals to charming condo rentals.
The town’s public buildings in the National Register Historic District include the First Congregational Church (1818), the Old Town Hall (1846), the United Methodist Church, the St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1785) and the North Congregational Church (1816.)
The most notable of these is the Masonic Temple (1839), notable less for its architecture than for its dramatic location, situated atop a high cliff accessed by a long flight of steps (there is a modern road at the rear.) It is visible from a distance and is especially dramatic at night, when it is illuminated by spotlights. The Woodbury Temple resonances the many temples of the Greek world that was perched at the edge of high places
from which they could be seen from miles around and from far out at sea. Many of the accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options have beautiful views of the Temple.
Originally, the many historic houses on the street were residential. In the late twentieth century they were occupied by a series of antique shops. Hence way Woodbury is known as the "Antiques Capital of Connecticut".
It´s reputation began more than 50 years ago when renowned dealers established their businesses in historic homes on and around Main Street making Woodbury a favorite rural antiquing destination for collectors, decorators and dealers alike. Today Woodbury has over 30 professional dealers, offering virtually all categories, periods and styles of antiques, related accessories, gifts and bench-made reproductions from every corner of the world. With legendary New England charm, fine restaurants, exceptional inns, art galleries, historic house museums and a welcome slower pace, Woodbury offers the antiques enthusiast the opportunity for exciting discoveries. Many of the accommodation and vacation rental choices are decorated with beautiful antiques.
A wide variety of recreational activities are available to delight the less than enthusiastic "antiquer"
and to enhance the visit of the enthusiast. Soaring in a hot air balloon, visiting an amusement park, riding the rapids of the Housatonic River, or hiking the Appalachian Trail can be some of the ways you can create lasting memories during your visit to Woodbury.
Fine dining with gourmet meals prepared by celebrated chefs, cozy cafés where you can grab take out, romantic accommodations and homey vacation rentals plus beautiful scenery
all combine to make Woodbury and the surrounding Litchfield Hills a memorable experience which you will want to repeat over and over.
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