Accompanied by his enslaved servant William Lee, who was by his side throughout the Revolutionary War, on June 28th, 1775 George Washington stopped at Disbrow’s Tavern on what was then the King’s Highway or Main Road of the town. Newly commissioned by the Continental Congress as Commander of the Continental army Washington was on his way to Lexington & Concord to take command of the troops there. Washington may have possibly met with members of his espionage circle at the tavern at a later date.
Originally called Holy Trinity Church, in 1944 the congregation merged with Westport’s original episcopal church, Christ Church, built in 1832 to become Christ & Holy Trinity. Many notable members of Westport high Society attended the church. In 1955, famed actor/dance Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade married here.