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University of Connecticut Avery Point

Branford House Mansion

A class discussion is held near the Branford House.









The Avery Point Campus was formerly the summer estate of Morton Plant, a railroad, steamship and hotel magnate. Branford House, the mansion overlooking Long Island Sound, was reportedly worth $3 million when it was completed in 1904. Also located on the estate was a caretaker's house (the current police station) and a barn and horse stable (the current physical plant buildings). The estate included what is now the Shennecossett Public Golf Course located just north of the campus.

Contact the House Manager at Branford House to make an appointment

More History of the Branford House