Ansonia is a beautiful city in the Connecticut state, located in Haven County. Only 12 miles away from the major city New Haven, Ansonia is home to approximately 19.200 residents, according to the 2010 census. Ansonia was established in 1851, when the company Ansonia Clock was founded here. Since then, Ansonia expanded considerably. Even though Ansonia suffered major damage in 1955, because of Hurricane Diane, the city managed to recover after the disaster and to regain the shine that it once had. The main neighborhoods in Ansonia are Downtown, Library District, North End, Derby Hill, Hilltop, West Ansonia, Windy Hill and Silver Hill. Throughout these neighborhoods, visitors will find many interesting places and leisure options.
Ansonia Opera House is the oldest buildings in the Connecticut state. Built in 1870, the Opera House grew to be one of the oldest and most representative landmarks of Ansonia, which is still operating today. As a result, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church is one of the most impressive institutions of the kind. With a tradition of more than a century, the church was built in 1891, and it has a unique architectural style and an incredible stature. Other beautiful churches in Ansonia are Saints Peter and Paul, Saint Joseph and a unique gurdwara.
General David Humphreys House can be found here in Ansonia. It is one of the oldest houses in the country, as it construction began in 1695, and was completed by 1698. General David Humphreys, who played an important part in the Revolutionary War, was born and raised here. The building was also added on the National Register of Historic Places. Now, this place is home to the Derby Historical Society, and when visiting it, you will be taken back in time, to see how did people live in the past.
Mountain Trail Horse Center is a great recreational facility, which horse racing fans will love in particular. Here, you will also get the chance to go on Canyon Wagon Rides, accompanied by a guide who will tell you all about the history of the place.