First Congregational Church of Washington



Built in 1801, the First Congregational Church of Washington can trace its history to the Puritans who settled Connecticut during the 17th century. It was originally used as a meetinghouse for the community to come together to worship or to discuss town business. Today, the Church still maintains its religious identity and warmly welcomes everyone to worship with the local congregation.


  • First Congregational Church provides a snapshot of Washington’s history during Colonial times.
  • The Church also offers insight into the daily lives of the Puritans as well as the founders of the Connecticut colony.
  • The Church is a piece of quintessential Colonial architecture with a spire and belfry.
  • Visitors may attend a service within its historic walls or may simply enjoy viewing its towering white steeple and colonial front porch from the town’s green.