On the Calendar

Rowayton Historical Society
Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, February 11th
7:30 pm
Members welcome
Shamrock Showdown!
St. Patty's Day fundraiser for the Boathouse
Saturday, March 21st
7:00 pm
History Book Club



Wednesday, March 25th

7:00 pm


Rowayton Library

Free admission

Refreshments will be served

Spring Lecture Series
Whaleboat Battles on LI Sound 
During the Revolution
Sunday, March 22nd
2:00 pm
Witches in Connecticut
Sunday, April 19th
2:00 pm
Rowayton Depot
Historic District information
The nomination for the Rowayton Depot District was approved by the National Park Service and is now listed on the National Register!

Programs and Resources

Rowayton’s Pinkney Park is home to the RHS campus, which includes our headquarters at the The Seeley-Dibble-Pinkney House, The Barclay Boathouse and The Raymond Marine Exhibit.  
History is all around us, but preserving it takes work. It is our responsibility to protect our historical sites for the benefit of future generations.  
Rowayton beginnings date to 1651 with transaction between European settlers and native Indians. Farmers gave way to oystermen and sea captains, and later, to industry giants.

Spotlight on...

The Raymond Boathouse
The Frank E. Raymond Maritime Museum and Boathouse was built for publisher George Palmer Putnam who owned a summer estate on Rowayton Avenue from 1861 to 1867. Although a resident of Rowayton for only a short time, Putnam’s indelible influence can still be felt today. 
Contribute to Our New Exhibit Space
at the Raymond Boathouse

New Video: Rock Ledge

Header Image

Packet Day at the Five Mile River” was painted by George Avison in 1937 with funding from the WPA Federal Art Project. It was restored circa 1986.


Hours: Tues 9:30-12

and by appointment.

Closed in August

177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853 | (203) 831-0136