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Population: 3,422
Land Area: 19.7 square miles

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The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, located in the center of Bethlehem, is a property of the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society, which was founded in 1936 to preserve and interpret the heritage of Connecticut.



Town of Bethlehem, Incorporated in 1787

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Located approximately 95 miles north of New York City and quaintly referred to as Connecticut’s “Christmas Town” is Bethlehem. One of Litchfield County’s smaller communities, Bethlehem offers visitors and residents important historic attractions and fun family events.

History of Bethlehem

The town’s history includes the founding of the first theological seminary in the country by the Rev. Joseph Bellamy, whose home proudly stands today as the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden under the auspices of The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society. The restored circa 1754 home is a must see for visitors to the area and includes a formal parterre garden, with a collection of peonies, roses and lilacs.

Bethlehem is also the home of the Abbey of Regina Laudis, a working Benedictine Abbey founded in 1947 by Mother Benedict Duss and Mother Mary Aline Trilles de Warren from the Abbey of Notre Dame de Jouarre, a 7th century Abbey located northeast of Paris, France. When the nuns arrived in America, they were taken in by Lauren Ford, a local artist internationally known for her religious artwork, who helped them establish the religious community. The Abbey is currently home to an 18th century museum quality Neopolitan Creche and hosts an annual Christmas Fair each year. Visit for more information.

Connecticut's Christmas Town

Given its name it is no wonder that Bethlehem is considered Connecticut’s “Christmas Town”. Each year the Post Office processes thousands of Christmas cards hand stamped with special Christmas cachets and mailed with the Bethlehem post-mark. Also, in December the town hosts an annual old-fashioned Christmas Town Festival on its historic Town Green. Buildings are decorated and the event is filled with holiday crafts and delicious food. A wonderful family event!

For more information about Bethlehem’s parks and recreation, regional school district 14, land trusts and government please visit the official town website:

Bethlehem, CT Real Estate Market

The real estate landscape in Bethlehem, CT is a charming blend of the old and the new, offering a range of property options for every taste. Here you can find everything from historic homes nestled in the heart of Bethlehem Village to modern family residences that offer the best of New England living. At William Raveis Lifestyles Realty, we aim to make your home purchasing experience not just easy, but enjoyable, with a team of seasoned professionals ready to assist at every stage.