1330 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 563-2311
Fax: (860) 529-2974
Arts & Museums
Academy Hall, located in Rocky Hill, is a longstanding educational establishment. It was built in 1803 in a Federal style and retains most of its architectural charm. In 1977, the Rocky Hill Historical Society transformed it into the Academy Hall Museum. It features interesting exhibitions of artifacts, images and memorabilia on the local history and culture, as well as a genealogical library. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located to the east of Wethersfield, the Buttolph-Williams House is one of the oldest structures in the city. Established in 1711, this house was constructed in the Puritan style. Its facade features wooden clap boards and casement windows with diamond shaped panes. The house was renovated in the 1940s by Frederick C. Palmer, who restored it to its former glory. Managed by the Connecticut Landmarks, Buttolph-Williams House opened as a museum in 1951. Elizabeth George Speare's historical fiction The Witch of Blackbird Pond, was set around this house, making it a popular visitation spot amongst fans of this novel.
Built in 1752, the Joseph Webb House is a historic Georgian-style house in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Joseph Webb, a renowned and successful merchant built this home post his marriage to Mehitabel Nott in 1749. It was the venue of a vital five-day military conference that was held during the American Revolutionary War. The house has an enormous history. After Joseph sold it in 1790, it was purchased by a group of entrepreneurs to start off a library. Further, it underwent extensive refurbishment and Wallace Nutting installed painted murals to open it as a sales area and studio. A visit is a great deal of a historic experience.
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in historic Wethersfield is a collection of 18th-century homes that are National Historic Landmarks. The Webb House was built in 1752 and its claim to fame is as a resting place of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Deane House was built for an American diplomat to France's family during the War. Visits are only available from May 1 to October 31; however, there are special weekend hours in April and November. Call ahead for varying dates.
This beautiful house known as the Enoch Kelsey House is a house of the farmer. Consisting of free hand paintings, basement to attic paneling, a beehive oven and a fireplace, this house has been serving as a great museumwhere the people enjoy a great view of the historic home with it's ravishing interiors.
The Trash Museum in Hartford lets you take recycling and reusing to the extreme! This one-of-a-kind museum informs visitors of the history of garbage removal as well as watch live feed of the CRRA's recycling program.
The Kellogg-Eddy House or Gen. Martin Kellogg House was built in 1808 by Captain Martin Kellogg for his son and daughter-in-law. The historic home sports a Georgian style of architectural design, a feature of the era that it was established in. Enlisted a part of the US National Register of Historic Places in 1987, the house is now operated by Newington Historical Society. Open for visits on Sundays between 1p and 3p, the site makes for an interesting visit.
In the scenic Middlesex County town of Essex is the Connecticut River Museum, home to collections and exhibits dedicated to the history of the Connecticut River. Enjoy one of the many exhibits or enroll the kids in one of their many summer programs that encourage young students to study and respect the River's habitats. Drive to the museum, or arrive in your boat and disembark on the dock.
Located in Hartford's Downtown neighborhood, Butler-McCook House & Garden is one of the oldest in the city. Established in 1782, the home was designed by Jacob Weidenman. A pretty Victorian garden surrounds the back of the home. The home was owned by the Butler and McCook family for two centuries. Butler-McCook House & Garden functions as a museum, with exhibits reflecting the four generations that lived in this house, and the changes that the neighborhood saw over the years. The home has been retained as it was originally built, along with its interior decor.
Tudor designed English cottage that is actually a working pump house and an art gallery. It's the only public gallery in a municipal park in Connecticut.
"America's oldest public art museum," this world-renowned museum's collections of more than 45,000 works of art include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Master paintings, modernist masterpieces, French and American Impressionist paintings, Meissen and S
One of the best museums in the Northeast, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art houses some of the finest small collections of European art in the country. Fine Renaissance and Modern art by Caravaggio, Lorrain, Picasso, Degas, Cézanne, van Dyck, Monet, Van Gogh and Manet line the walls. One of the most outstanding collections at the museum is that of the Hudson River School and late 19th-century oil and watercolors from local artists. Open since 1842, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the United States.