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Toll House Museum

Plymouth Historical Society Toll House Museum

The Toll House was built in the early 1800s.

It was the home of the tollkeeper who collected taxes (tolls) from travelers on the Hartford Turnpike, a major route between Litchfield and Hartford.

Click here for a link to more information about Toll Houses in Connecticut http://www.thesizeofconnecticut.com/search/label/Plymouth?m=0

Toll charges  for 1834

Toll charges in 1834

Today it houses the 1852 Woodruff and Beach steam engine that powered  the  Shelton & Tuttle Carriage factory in Plymouth.

The logos of the Shelton Tuttle Carriage Company. Carriages manufactured in Plymouth were shipped throughout the United States in the mid-1800s.

1852 Woodruff and Beach steam engine that powered the Shelton Tuttle Carriage Factory in the mid1800s.

1852 Woodruff and Beach steam engine that powered the Shelton Tuttle Carriage Factory in the mid-1800s.

Restored 1852 Woodruff and Beach Steam Enginein the Toll House Museum

Restored 1852 Woodruff and Beach Steam Engine
in the Toll House Museum.

Maurice Minor used the steam engine at his sawmill on MInor Road

Maurice Minor used the steam engine at his sawmill on Minor Road. Charcoal drawing  circa 1980.

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Plymouth History sign in front of Town Hall

Plymouth History sign in front of Town Hall

Visitors to the Toll House Museum may notice that the blue “Plymouth History” sign that used to be on the front of the building is no longer there. It has been refurbished and moved to a more prominent location in front of the Plymouth Town Hall where more people can see it.