Oliver Wolcott HouseEdit profile
The Oliver Wolcott House is a historic colonial home in Litchfield, Connecticut. Built in 1753 by Oliver Wolcott Sr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, it is the oldest house in the borough. It was the home of the Wolcott family which furnished three generations of Connecticut governors: Roger Wolcott, his son Oliver Wolcott Sr., his grandson Oliver Wolcott Jr.. Roger Wolcott's son-in-law by his daughter Ursula, Matthew Griswold, also served as a Connecticut governor. Many distinguished guests visited the Wolcott House, including Lafayette and George Washington, who stayed there in 1780 during his first visit to Litchfield. This house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. It is located on South Street, nearly opposite to Wolcott Avenue. The house is not open to the public.