Descendant of the Washington Oak Tree

Soaring behind the Wadsworth Stable Museum is a descendant of the Washington Oak tree that shaded General George Washington and his troops as they traveled from New York to Hartford, Connecticut. This famous tree was brought here as a scion, a graft of the original tree, and given to the DAR by Miss Katharine Matties in 1970. The original tree once stood in Gaylordville, Connecticut, in a small park maintained by the DAR. Our tree is listed on Connecticut’s Notable Tree website.

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