Avery-Copp Museum is an historic home in Groton dating back to the early 1800’s. It was originally constructed by Rufus Avery for his son, Latham. Latham Avery returned to his hometown following a successful career as a merchant seaman to marry and raise a family. One of his daughters, Mary Jane Avery Ramsdell, inherited the house and Victorianized it in the 1860s. She did not have children, and the house was passed on to her niece, Betsey Avery Copp.
Betsey and Belton Copp came to live here in 1895 with their three children, Allyn, Emily, and Joe. Joe Copp became responsible for the upkeep of the house after his parents died in 1930. Joe left the house virtually unchanged, preserving it as a “time capsule” that reflected daily life of the family prior to 1930. Joe Copp died in 1991, at the age of 101. His nieces and nephews who inherited the house recognized the importance of preserving this unique example of Groton’s History and the Avery-Copp home was made into a museum.
Address: 154 Thames St Groton, CT 06340
Phone number: (860) 445-1637
Hours: May 26 – October 8, 2017, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Admission: $ 5.00 for adults; children 12 and under are free