Founder’s Day Event

Wednesday, July 18

Celebrate the founding of Greenwich at the oldest house in town, the Feake-Ferris House, which was saved from demolition and has been undergoing restoration by the Greenwich Point Conservancy.

Feake Ferris House, before and after

Courtesy: Greenwich Point Conservancy

On July 18, 1640, Robert Feake and Daniel Patrick purchased what became a part of Greenwich for “25 Coates.” The deed also states that “Elizabeth Neck”—now known as Greenwich Point—was Elizabeth Feake’s “Perticaler purchase.”

Attendees at the reception will be the first to tour the lovingly restored home, the earliest part of which was erected in 1645 by Elizabeth and Robert Feake.

This event is now waitlist only. Please email Laura Kelly at lkelly@greenwichhistory.org to be placed on the waitlist.

Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 am

Access to the Feake-Ferris House is by shuttle only from Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point starting at 9:30 am. You must have a reservation to board the shuttle. No beach pass needed if you mention Founder’s Day.

Program begins at 10:00 am


Shuttles will transport guests from the Feake-Ferris House back to the Innis Arden Cottage on a continual basis following the event.

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer’s request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.

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