American Clock and Watch Museum
Nestled in the heart of the clockmaking town
of Bristol, you will find this museum displaying hundreds of
historical and ornate timepieces. Housed inside the
colonial Miles Lewis house along with a research library.
American Clock and Watch Museum
100 Maple Street
Brown-Elton Tavern in Burlington
Federal-style house was built in 1810 by Giles Griswold.
It was used as a private home, public house and inn over a
period of 164 years. Today, the Burling Historical
Society has renovated and enhanced the period rooms and
tavern interior, using it at the society headquarters.
At this time seasonal activities and tours are offered with
museum status coming soon. Located at 781 George
Washington Turnpike in Burlington, CT.
Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library
The Connecticut Historical Society has
established a non-profit museum, library and education
center. The society is one of the oldest historical
societies in the nation and houses one of the most
distinguished collections in New England. Exhibits
will take you through years of changing history in
Connecticut. Visitors will enjoy a large collection of
Inn & Tavern signs dated from 1750-1850. Featuring
hands-on activities for children, people of all ages will
learn about the history of Connecticut. Located at One
Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CT.
Connecticut Trolley Museum
Owned and operated by the Connecticut
Electric Railway Association Inc., the museum is America's
oldest incorporated organization which is dedicated to the
preservation of the trolley era and it's history.
Visitors are taken on a 3 mile round trip ride on a
streetcar with educational narrative. The museum has
in it's collection over 70 pieces of rolling stock dating
back to 1869 including passenger and freight street cars,
interurban cars, locomotives, railroad cars and a variety of
others. Located at 58 North Road, East Windsor,
Hartford County, Connecticut.
Derrin House - Historical Home in Avon
House was the property of the Derrin family for over 150
years. Today, the house is filled with period
furnishings and implements. Visitors to this historic
home will learn what life was like on a 19th century New
England Farm. Open seasonally and by appointment.
Contact the Avon Historical Society at 860-678-7621.
Located at 249 West Avon Road in Avon, CT.
East Windsor Historical Society and Academy Museum
the East Windsor Historical Society, the museum is located
at 115 Scantic Road in East Windsor Hill, CT.
Governor's Mansion [Virtual Tour]
Situated on 4
acres, the Governor's home is decorated with original 18th
century furnishings. The Georgian Revival Colonial
style mansion has been called home by Connecticut governors
since 1943. 990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, CT.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center [Collections]
Built in 1901,
the house was home to the Pope family for over 40 years.
This historical museum has been open since 1947 and features
a lovely collection of impressionist paintings. The
archives holds historical documents, photographs, and
postcards. Tours are offered and rentals for special
occasions are available. Located at 35 Mountain Road
in Farmington, CT.
Mark Twain House and Museum
Museum of Connecticut History
New England Air Museum [Photos
Noah Webster House Museum
and Facts about Noah Webster]
The home is
birthplace to Noah Webster (well known author of the Blue
Back Speller and the American Dictionary). The museum
is operated by the West Hartford Historical Society and
exhibits relate the stories of the town's history as well.
Located at 227 S. Main Street, West Hartford, CT.
Manchester Museum and Historical Society
Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine
Old State House Museum
a National Historic Landmark, it is one of America's oldest
state houses. Beautifully restored, the Old State
House was built in 1796 and is available for tours or
rental. Location is 800 Main Street in Hartford, CT.
Oliver Ellsworth Homestead: Elmwood
Built in 1781,
Elmwood was the home of Oliver Ellsworth, famous
Revolutionary Patriot, Jurist, and Statesman. Today,
the Ellsworth Homestead serves as a museum owned and
operated by the Connecticut Daughters of the American
Revolution. Located at 778 Palisado Avenue in Windsor,
Phelps Tavern Museum
Built in 1771
and occupied by the Phelps family for almost 200 years, the
building has served as a family home, a canal hotel, lodge
meeting site, entertainment hall and the local tavern.
Since 1962 Phelps Tavern has been a property of the Simsbury
Historical Society. It is must one of
16 buildings in the Simsbury community in the Farmington
Valley. Located at 800 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury,
Pine Grove Schoolhouse
Housed in the
historic school building originally known as School Number
7, this building served as a schoolhouse from 1865 to 1949.
Today, the schoolhouse is set up as an early 20th century
schoolhouse and furnished with items from that era.
Pine Grove Schoolhouse is open seasonally and by
appointment. Call 860-678-7621 for further
information. Operated by the Avon Historical Society,
it is located along Route 167 at the corner of Harris & West
Avon Road in Avon, CT.
Schoolhouse No 3
Take a step back to a simpler time in
history. Housed in old Schoolhouse No. 3, the museum
features historical artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, and
other items related to the history of Avon, Connecticut.
Open by appointment only. Contact the Avon Historical
Society at 860-678-7621. Located at 8 East Main Street in Avon, CT.
Stanley-Whitman House [Research]
history museum devoted to telling the history of Farmington,
Connecticut. Housed in a 1720 historic house, it may
be rented for special occasions and meetings. Visit at
37 High Street in Farmington, CT.
Webb Deane Stevens Historical House Museum
Owned and operated by the Colonial Dames of
America in Connecticut, these four 18th century houses are
remarkably intact. They include the 1752 Joseph Webb
House, the 1770 Silas Deane House, the 1789 Isaac Stevens
House and the Buttolph-Williams House. Visitors can
see how people lived in the 17th and 18th centuries, view
the beautiful gardens and enjoy the close by shops and
restaurants. Available for weddings and event rentals.
Located at 211 Main Street in Wethersfield, CT.
Windsor Historical Society