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Combining small-town charm with Colonial history and modern sophistication, Woodbury provides residents with a full slate of appealing qualities. Settled in 1673 and known as the “Antiques Capital of Connecticut” for its plethora of antique shops, the town’s historic roots are central to its appeal. Architecturally significant residences and a quaint town center blend nicely with easy proximity to scenic destinations including parks, trout-stocked rivers, farms and horse stables, and the 1,900-acre Flanders Nature Sanctuary. Modern pleasures abound as well, in Woodbury’s art galleries, independent boutiques, and thriving dining scene.

Here are some of the best things to eat, buy, see, and do in Woodbury:

Dining & Hospitality

West Egg Cafe
20 Sherman Hill Rd, Woodbury

This local gem is known for its cozy atmosphere and beautifully prepared breakfast and lunch dishes touting fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The multiple eggs benedict options are a favorite as are West Egg’s cookies, muffins, pies, and Stumptown cold-brew coffees. Choose from indoor dining, patio seating, or take-out options.

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1754 House
506 Main St S, Woodbury

For those seeking an upscale dining experience, the 1754 House presents a charming Colonial ambiance and refined cuisine. Situated within a nine-room historic inn that also hosts weddings and other events, the restaurant offers classic dishes with a modern twist, accompanied by attentive service and a carefully curated wine list.


Hogpen Hill Farms
100 Weekeepeemee Rd, Woodbury

Labeled by Connecticut Magazine as one of the state’s 30 hidden gems and referred to as “North America’s best sculpture park,” Hogpen Hill is a 234-acre farm featuring 100 sculptures by Edward Tufte. An artist who is also a statistician and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University, Tufte shares his creations with visitors amid a picturesque backdrop, making Hogpen Hill a unique, must-see experience. 


Woodbury Antiques Trail

Running along Main Street throughout Woodbury are some 20 antique shops comprising the vibrant Woodbury Antiques Trail. Aficionados can find a wide array of vintage furniture, collectibles, and decorative pieces spanning different eras and styles. Known for its high-quality selection, the Trail offers antique lovers an incredible way to shop the day away.

Photo courtesy of The Hidden Acorn

The Hidden Acorn
385 Washington Rd (Route 47), Woodbury

The husband-and-wife owners of the Hidden Acorn have a simple mission: to offer the best vintage furniture, antiques, and restoration products at affordable prices. They hand-select and then upcycle/restore/repurpose each piece, creating distinctive home décor items as well as custom-built items made from reclaimed lumber. Each visit yields something unique!


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The Glebe House Museum
49 Hollow Rd, Woodbury

The Glebe House Museum, dating back to the 18th century, offers a glimpse into early American life through its well-preserved architecture and period furnishings. It is known as one of the most authentic house museums in the area—the home boasts an unusual combination of gambrel and saltbox styles. Visitors can explore the museum’s grounds, taking in the notable regional furniture collection and the Gertrude Jekyll Garden.

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