Welcome to our Homes!
East Lyme has always been a great place to live and we’re lucky that past settlers left a legacy of names, homes and traditions for us to enjoy.
Hike the Oswegatchie Hills or walk the shores of Niantic Bay or Pattagansett Lake and you’re visiting winter and summer campgrounds of East Lyme’s first settlers, the Nehantic Indians. Visit the 1660 saltbox home of Thomas Lee and the 1734 Little Boston School, both on West Main Street, and you’re a young settler – and student – in Connecticut colony.
Trek from Bride Brook to Plants Dam Road to find the 18th century gambrel-roofed Samuel Smith Farmstead and check out how local farmers worked the land in our infant nation.
Then follow Society Road to the Brookside Farm Museum with Thomas Avery’s 1845 Greek Revival home, now the Smith–Harris House. Have a picnic and imagine living here when the surrounding 300 acres of library, sports fields, and schools was Brookside Farm.
All houses are open in summer and for special events throughout the year. Details can be found at the links below or in the Calendar of Events on DiscoverEastLyme.com. And welcome to our homes!
Historical Properties Governance
- East Lyme Historical Society
- Historic Properties Commission
- Brookside Farm Commission (Previously known as Smith-Harris House Commission)
- Brookside Farm Museum (Previously known as Smith-Harris House)
- Samuel Smith House & Farmstead
- Thomas Lee House
- Little Boston School House
Thomas Lee House
Memorial Day Weekend: Flea Market
The East Lyme Historical Society will be holding its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Flea Market Saturday and Sunday from 9AM – 5PM. The Flea Market will take place on the grounds of the Thomas Lee House West Main St Niantic. Vendors from throughout the state will be bringing their collectibles, antiques and crafts, so be sure to stop by and see what they have.
For more information on the market and the Historical Society please visit www.EastLymeHistoricalSociety.com.