The home was built in 1781 and has the distinction of being visited by two sitting presidents. On October 21, 1789, President George Washington visited. On October 3, 1700, President John Adams was a guest of the Ellsworths.
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“I have visited several countries and I like my own the best. I have been in all the States of the Union, and Connecticut is the best State. Windsor is the pleasantest town in the State, and I have the pleasantest place in the town of Windsor.
I am content – perfectly content to die on the banks of the Connecticut River.”