Introduction to Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 28 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 92 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the New London - Norwich metropolitan area.

Old Saybrook History

Dutch explorers established a trading post in the present day town of Old Saybrook after having established a settlement on the island of Manhattan. This post was called Kievits Hoek, which meant "Plover's Corner." Colonel George Fenwick agreed to merge the Old Saybrook settlement with the Connecticut Colony in 1644. The town of Old Saybrook was officially incorporated in 1854. The town's location made it an important point for coastal trade. Yale University was initially founded here as the Collegiate School.

Old Saybrook and nearby Attractions

  • Gen. William Hart House
  • Connecticut River Museum
  • Gillette Castle
  • Lake Rockview
  • Dickersons Pier
  • Fort Saybrook Monument Park

Things To Do In Old Saybrook

While in Old Saybrook, one can visit historical sites and museums like the mansion of actor William Gillette now known as the Gillette Castle, the Connecticut River Museum, and the Florence Griswold Museum. The Museum of Fife and Drum exhibits collections of drums, fifes, uniforms, music, military swords, and other artifacts of America on parade. For those interested in taking back souvenirs for their loved ones, a trip to any of the malls in the town will prove fruitful. There are also several lakes, rivers and brooks all around Old Saybrook that are worth taking a look at. In addition, the parks provide a variety of facilities for the enjoyment of sports and other fitness activities.

Old Saybrook Transportation

Groton-New London Airport is close by.

Old Saybrook Higher Education

Higher educational institutes near Old Saybrook include Wesleyan University, Suny at Stony Brook and Eastern Connecticut State University.

Old Saybrook Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes06475
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.29
Approximate Longitude-72.36

Old Saybrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Old Saybrook Public Libraries

Acton Public Library
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
(860) 395-3185

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Old Saybrook Public Schools

Kathleen E. Goodwin School
80 Old Boston Post Road
ZIP: 6475
Total Enrollment 417
Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
ZIP: 6475
Total Enrollment 531
Old Saybrook Senior High School
1111 Boston Post Road
ZIP: 6475
Total Enrollment 466
River Valley Services
2 Center Road West
ZIP: 6475

Old Saybrook Private Schools

St John School
42 Maynard Rd
ZIP: 6475
Total Enrollment 163
The Children's Tree Montessori School
96 Essex Rd
ZIP: 6475
Total Enrollment 31
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