Historic Site

Located on the historic Cos Cob Harbor, home of Connecticut’s first art colony, the Historical Society’s facilities include the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House (circa 1730); the Visitor Center, housed in a former village post office (circa 1805); the Hugh and Claire Vanderbilt Education Center, set in a mid-19th century barn and artists’ studio; and the William E. Finch, Jr. Archives. The grounds and gardens have been restored to their appearance during the Cos Cob Impressionist art colony that thrived between 1890 and 1920.

Programs and Services

The Historical Society’s educational programs and services include tours of its historic house museum; permanent and changing exhibitions; lectures and hands-on learning for adults, families and children; teacher and student programs; research opportunities; publications; and the documentation of Greenwich’s historic landmarks and sites.


Our Mission

The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich collects and preserves the cultural heritage and ongoing history of Greenwich and provides a center for its enjoyment and study at Bush-Holley Historic Site.