Settled in 1673, Woodbury has a long and rich history with its abundance of Colonial, Greek revival and Victorian mansions, as well as many historic points of interest listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Mixed with antique shops and art galleries are: the Hurd House Museum, one of the earliest houses on its original site in Connecticut; King Solomon Masonic Temple, the oldest Masonic Lodge in continuous use in the state; and The Curtis House - Connecticut's first Inn. Woodbury is also home to the notable Glebe House Museum, a robin's egg blue house that claims to be the birthplace of Episcopalianism in America and outside is the only known garden in the United States designed by the famed landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll.

Woodbury's reputation as an "Antiques Capital" began over 50 years ago as legendary dealers such as Kenneth Hammitt, Ethel Bjerkoe, Mason Stewart, Moira Wallace, Ignatius Weiss, and Howard and Priscilla Richmond, established their businesses in historic homes on and around Main Street. They were soon joined by long time current Woodbury shop owners who established Woodbury as a favorite rural antiquing destination for Collectors, Decorators and Dealers alike. As a result, many shops are now second and third generation antiques dealers.

The town continues to attract many new dealers and art galleries both large and small. Today, Woodbury allows you to visit a multitude of dealers, offering virtually all categories, periods and styles of antiques, related accessories, gifts and bench-made reproductions from every corner of the world.

The Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association was established by a group of its present dealers in the early 1980's. Currently, WADA is made up of ten member dealerships located in Woodbury, and one in adjoining Roxbury. The following members comprise its board of directors:


Vice President



Karen Reddington-Hughes, Abrash Galleries Rugs & Antiquities

Wilson Forero, Antiquario / Villas & Cottages Antiques

Michael Suffin, Martell & Suffin Antiques

S.T.B. "Steve" Jablonski, Antiquario / Villas & Cottages Antiques

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