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Town of Old Saybrook

One of Connecticut's oldest towns, settled in 1635 and located where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook offers a trove of historical and cultural sites.

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One of Connecticut's oldest towns, settled in 1635 and located where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook offers a trove of historical and cultural sites. Old Saybrook hosts a thriving business environment, eclectic shops, unique restaurants, and beautiful natural resources from the beach to the coastal forest. There is a small town atmosphere with friendly neighborhoods, meaningful organizations, and a feeling of community and security. History and tradition abound giving the town roots that generate stability and a sense of pride and blend seamlessly with a modern culture. Whether you are visiting, looking for a home, or seeking the ideal business location, you will find it in Old Saybrook.

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Facts about Old Saybrook

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1854.

Named from:

  • Incorporated from Essex (then Old Saybrook) and named at the same time.

County:

  • Middlesex.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • John Winthrop, Jr. first Governor.
  • Lion Gardner, military engineer.
  • David Bushnell, inventor of the first submarine, The Turtle.
  • Morgan Buckley, Connecticut Governor and Commissioner of Baseball.
  • Maria Sanford, first female professor.
  • Ann Petry, first African American author to sell more than a million copies.
  • Anna Louise James, first femal African American pharmacist in Connecticut.
  • Katharine Hepburn, actress.

Top Five Attractions:

  • General William Hart House & Museum.
  • Fort Saybrook Monument Park.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.
  • Public beaches, boat launches, boat charters, fishing.
  • Saybrook Point Inn & Spa.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Antiques Sale & Appraisal Day, June.
  • Arts & Crafts Show, July.
  • Torchlight Parade & Muster, December.

Quality of town/city:

  • One of Connecticut's oldest towns, located where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, which offers a trove of historical and cultural sites. Contains a thriving busines environment, eclectic shops, restaurants, and beautiful town beaches. There is a small town atmosphere with friendly neighborhoos, meaningful organizations, and a feeling of security. History and tradition abound giving the town's roots that generate stability and a sense of pride. Whether you are visiting, looking for a home, or seek the ideal business location, check out the town of Old Saybrook.

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