141 Prospect Hill Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
Phone: (860) 254-5383
Fax: (860) 254-5380
Arts & Museums
Enjoy seeing 80 aircrafts featured in three display hangars with exhibits, films, and a gift shop. There are group tours and audio tours available.
The New England Air Museum is a facility that is dedicated to showcase the wonders of aerospace world. Located at the Bradley International Airport, it was built in 1959. The museum hosts an array of events to keeps the visitors entertained and engaged. It is home to 66 aircrafts, helicopters and other flight-related machines. The museum facility is also available on rental basis for private events.
A non-profit organization "dedicated to the preservation of old time communications equipment and to educating the public," the 20,000 square foot Vintage Radio and Communications Museum features an extensive collection of phones, photographs, radios, televisions, motion picture and telephone equipment and vintage advertising and memorabilia.
A joint project of the Town of Windsor and the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society, the Luddy-Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum features a remodeled existing tobacco curing barn with exhibits of early and modern equipment and a facility housing tobacco-related photographs, writings and other documents.
Encouraging people regardless of race, religion or sex to come together through authentic works of fine art is the main goal of the Windsor Art Center. This non-collecting art center offers changing exhibits of local and regional artists, workshops, and programs throughout the year.
Located in the Richmond Art Center, the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Gallery "is the hub of the visual arts curriculum at Loomis Chaffee."
While this sight might look like something you would see on Ghost Hunters, the Old Newgate Prison is the ruins of the prison that once stood here back in the early 19th Century. A tour of the grounds informs guests of early American prison reform and models of prison architecture. A must-see for history buffs and those interested in local lore.
The New England Civil War Museum in Rockville, Connecticut is located east of Hartford and is a wonderful small, volunteer-run museum dedicated to the role of New England and its inhabitants during the Civil War. It is housed inside of a lovely brick structure, Memorial Building, built in 1890 to honor veteran Union soldiers. The museum houses three different collections:the Hirst Brothers Collection of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, the Weston Collection of the 4th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and the Thomas F. Burpee Collection of the 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Visitors can check out the exhibits on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.
The Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center serves as an educational and teaching facility for the entire community and is a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
The Phelps Tavern Museum is located within the Captain Elisha Phelps House. David Phelps constructed the house in 1711, and later in 1771, his son Elisha made further additions to the house. Since its construction, the edifice has served as a home, hotel, meeting hall and tavern. It is now owned by the Simsbury Historical Society and operated as a museum.
Storrowton Village is a living history museum located on the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds. The antique buildings around the mini-town within the fairgrounds recreate a New England town during the 19th Century. The Village is primarily open during the summer months and gets the most visitors of the year during The Big E fair. Take a tour, and have a costumed volunteer docent answer your questions about Storrowton Village, or enjoy a meal at the Storrowton Tavern.
Founded in 1959, the present facility of the Basketball Hall of Fame was opened in 2002 in a gorgeously modern building shaped like a basketball. Located on three floors, the museum houses a large collection of sports memorabilia, exhibits, and more dedicated to athletes and teams from around the world, as well as other innovators, coaches, commentators and referees. At the end of your self-guided tour, shoot some baskets on the regulation-size court at a variety of hoops, ranging from the wooden headboards of the 1890s to the fiberglass models of the 21st Century.