Ever wonder what Connecticut was like before it became the fifth state to join the United States on January 9, 1788?

In the mid-1700's Connecticut became more and more agitated with British rule. One of the final straws was The Stamp Act of 1765 which stated that Connecticut had to pay a tax on all sorts of printed materials. After 1765, growing philosophical and political differences and the colony's cry of "no taxation without representation" threatened the relationship between Great Britain and its 13 colonies.

For the next 10 years as tensions grew, the colonies finally formed the first Continental Congress to plan their resistance against Great Britain.  By April 19, 1775, colonial militiamen and British troops began the armed conflict in Lexington and Concord and the Revolutionary War was in full swing.

The great state of Connecticut played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. If you're a history buff like I am, take a look at these 5 pre-Revolutionary War homes currently for sale in our historic state of Connecticut.

  • 1

    Ridgefield - 17 Main Street

    This house was originally constructed circa 1709 when New Netherlands now New York State and Connecticut were engaged in a war of words over boundaries and who owned what. Yale College was also formed in 1701.

    This home has been beautifully updated and renovated for modern times and is being listed at $1,045,000.

  • 2

    Greenwich - 15 Old Mill Road

    The Joshua Reynolds House originally built around 1715 boasts 6 bedrooms and 10 baths and is an official Greenwich historic landmark.

    The first State House was built on the New Haven Green in 1717 and housed the courts with the jail nearby and New Haven and Hartford were joint capitals of the state.

    With 9,054 square feet of space, this pre-Revolutionary War home lists for $4,795,000.

    Photo Credit - Houlilhan-Lawrence Real Estate
  • 3

    177 Lonetown Rd. - Redding

    Originally built around 1762, this restored antique home features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The estate also features a 2 story cottage and a totally refurbished heated barn.

    In early 1777, General George Washington ordered that Danbury serve as a supply depot for the Continental Army but in April 1777, Great Britain's General William Tryon and 1,800 men marched from the mouth of the Saugatuck River into Danbury where they proceeded to burn 20 houses and a number of storehouses and barns.

    This historic 1762 estate at 177 Lonetown Road in Redding is currently being listed for $599,900. 

    177 Lonetown Rd. in Redding - Photo Credit - William Pitt
  • 4

    12 Marchant Road - West Redding

    Known as the 'Old Stone House' this West Redding home was originally built around 1750. In 1755, the colony's first newspaper, the Connecticut Gazette of New Haven was launched by James Parker.

    The 'Old Stone House' which sits on 10 acres has 3,800 square feet of space and includes 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. The property also includes a 1 bedroom guest cottage along with a 4 car garage and a 2 bedroom carriage house above. This historic West Redding home lists for $3,900,000.

    12 Marchant Rd. West Redding - Photo Credit - McGrath Realty
  • 5

    38 Sea Spray Ave. - Niantic

    Known as the 'Samuel Payne Farmhouse' this historical landmark was built between 1730 and 1760. The main house underwent a total restoration in 2007 and the barn was restored in 2015.

    Governor Jonathan Trumbull led the state of Connecticut from 1769 to 1784 and worked closely with his good friend General George Washington. The governor was responsible for supplying 60% of the supplies, manpower, food, clothing, shoes, and munitions for the Continental Army during the war.

    This historic gem has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths along with 2,532 square feet of space and lists at $700,000.

    Samuel Payne Farmhouse in Niantic - Photo Credit - Stephanie DiBiasi