This house built in 1839 for the Honourable Charles Connell (1810-1873), represents the peak of classicism in Woodstock architecture. The design is Greek Revival, characterized by the Greek temple-like columns.
Connell House has been designated an historic site by Parks Canada and has been home to the Carleton County Historical Society since 1975. The museum includes displays & the Society's Archives. Guided Tours are available.
Mr. Connell was active in County, Provincial & Federal politics, but he is best remembered for his tenure as Postmaster General of New Brunswick, during which he procured a new five cent stamp featuring his own portrait instead of the Queen's.