TheAshbelWoodwardMuseumwas once the home of the town physician, a noted local historian, antiquarian, Civil War veteran and author. Woodward lived inFranklinfrom 1830 to 1885. His home was acquired and restored by the Town ofFranklinas a repository for collections and information relating to the history of the town and the community, and as a site for special historical events. Dr. Woodward was born inWillington,Connecticutand studied atBowdoinCollegeinMainebefore settling inFranklin.
The museum is located at 387 Route 32, but access and parking is viaPlains Roadonly, using the same entrance as the State ofConnecticut’s Wildlife Management Agency.