Walking Tours

Walking tours are a great way to explore the history of Westport while enjoying the outdoors. During the spring and fall months walking tours take place throughout various areas and locations in Westport and discuss different time periods and topics. All walking tours may take place on uneven terrain and cover at least a mile in distance, please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. 

Reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.

Bellamy-Ferriday House Tour: Home of the Lilac Girls

Saturday, August 25, 2018

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is based on the true story of American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday who rescued 72 Polish women from the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Northern Germany and brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Miss Ferriday spent 78 summers at her home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT creating a wonderland of gardens and refurbishing the 18th century home, a Connecticut Landmark.

 

The opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens, Caroline Ferriday’s home and an inspiration for the novel will take place on Saturday, August 25th at 10:30 am. Please meet at the at the Bellamy-Ferriday site at s 10 am at 9 Main St N, Bethlehem, CT 06751.  To visit their website, click here.

 

Pre-registration is required for the tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden on Saturday, August 25, 2018 as space is limited. admission for members is $12, $15 for non-members.

 

Reservations are required, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 using the gift shop extension. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.

 

To learn more about the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden visit their website and to read more about the book and Martha Hall Kelly visit her website here.

http://www.marthahallkelly.com/lilac-girls/

https://www.ctlandmarks.org/bellamy-ferriday

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