4 Day Small Town New England Road Trip (Wallingford to Cornwall Bridge, Day 3 of 4) HAs you head north on Route 7 from the Barker Comic Museum, stop at Kent Falls State Park to check out the falls. $7 on weekends, weekdays free. Days 1-4 in Travel: Connecticut Day 4 in Travel: Massachusettes Kent Falls State Park, near New Milford, Torrington and Watertown
The John Barker House, at 900 Clintonville Road in Wallingford, is possibly the oldest brick house in Connecticut. The gambrel-roofed structure was built by John Barker, a wealthy farmer and slave-owner. The Barker House shares similarities of construction with Connecticut Hall at Yale University, an even earlier brick building. The house has a wood-frame rear ell, built around 1814.
High School yearbook photo of actor Michael Douglas - 1963 Choate Rosemary Hall High School, Wallingford, Connecticut. The year that this was taken, another Choate graduate -- John F. Kennedy -- was President of the U.S.