During the Revolutionary War, Governor Jonathan Trumbull convened the Council of Safety to deal with the defense of the colony of Connecticut and to supply provisions to the Continental Army. Many of the over 1,100 meetings were held in this building. Among major figures who participated in the work done here were General Knox, Putnam, the Count de Rochambeau, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Administered by the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
The War Office is owned by the Sons of the American Revolution and is open Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Admission is by donation.