The Olde Ransom Farm

Elijah Ransom House

Salem, Connecticut

Circa 1783

Lovingly and painstakingly restored to boast its original structure, the Elijah Ransom house is one of the few historically significant homes to have been resurrected to serve a new generation.

On part of the old stage route between New London and Colchester, the “Halfway House” as it became known , served as a change station and rest stop for horse, driver, and passengers.

The center chimney colonial was originally built by Elijah Ransom.  A lieutenant during the American Revolution, he was partially paid for his services with some three hundred fifty acres of confiscated Tory land.


Festively lit, the house as viewed from Route 85 during the holiday season.

The grounds include eight acres of park-like gardens and a 6,500 gallon antique spring house that supplies water to the house and outbuildings.  The fenced grazing pasture, a two-acre woodlot with a quarter mile of carriage roads, a registered colonial cemetery,  and a winter stream fills two ponds completes all add to the rich historic atmosphere of The Olde Ransom Farm.