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Haddam Historical Society: Outhouse Tour

Submitted by Elizabeth Malloy.

Historic Privy Tour in Haddam and Higganum: The Business Outback!

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Haddam Historical Society will host a historic outhouse tour of seven area privies in Haddam and Higganum. The self-guided tour will start at the Thankful Arnold House Museum where the newly interpreted four-hole backhouse will be unveiled.  The tour will highlight a variety of “necessaries” including some with a plaster interior, four-holes and even a basement.

Outhouses on the tour are found at the John Brainerd House, Levi Ward Tavern, Ezra Kelsey House, Merwin House, Sears-Usher House, Nathan Fuller House and Thankful Arnold House.

Thankful Arnold House Outhouse

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased the day of the tour at the Thankful Arnold House Museum, 14 Hayden Hill Road where visitors will pick up their maps and visit Thankful’s necessary.

For more information please visit www.haddamhistory.org or call 860-345-2400

The mission of the Haddam Historical Society is to preserve, collect, interpret and promote the history and heritage of Haddam for present and future generations.