John Wright Mansion


The John Wright Mansion needs your help. It was built between 1880-1882 for John Wright and his family. It was his dream house. Mr. Wright arrived on American shores at the age of 19 with nothing but the shirt on his back. He worked and saved for many years and was able to build the mansion when he was 54 years old. The Wright Family loved the house and always gathered there for family celebrations.

The John Wright Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes in 1974. It became part of Historic Lyme Village Museum, in 1978. The Historic Lyme Village is very proud of the recognition due to the beautiful Victorian second empire detailing. We have had great fun over the past 30 years welcoming school children and many visitors from all over the world.