The Noah Webster birthplace is located on South Main Street in West Hartford, Connecticut. The Lexicographer and author was born at this farm on October 16, 1758. He lived here with his family until leaving for college in 1774. He paid various visits to the house between then and 1790 when the family sold the property. It remained in private hands until 1962 when it was donated to West Hartford. It began operating as a museum in 1966. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Webster would go on to publish his most famous work, Dictionary Of The American Language, in 1828.