425 Hartford Turnpike -- SR 30
Vernon, CT 06066-5200
Phone: (860) 871-2432
Fax: (860) 871-0004
425 Hartford Turnpike -- SR 30, Vernon, CT, US, 06066-5200
- Phone: (860) 871-2432
- Fax: (860) 871-0004
Enjoy our hot-air balloon flights over Manchester. Reservations required.
This house was the historic home of Timothy Cheney, who was a clockmaker.
A 250-acre park of walking trails, aviary, picnic trails, sports facilities, log cabin, playgrounds, and snack bar.
"America's herbal farmstead," surrounded by over 30 herb gardens, Caprilands Herb Farm's main farmhouse sections were constructed in 1740.
"The Daniel Benton Homestead tells the story of 18th century Tolland through the lives of the first three generations of Bentons to live in it." The oldest house museum open to the public in Tolland County and the oldest house remaining in Tolland, this home was occupied by members of Daniel Benton's family until 1932. Six generations of the Benton family lived here and farmed the land.
This farmhouse was built by Aaron Strong, maternal great-uncle of Nathan Hale. The Strong Porter Museum will open for the season on June 1st. It will be open from 12 to 3 p.m. every Sunday through October 5th.
Now a museum operated by the Connecticut Daughters of the Revolution, this former home of Oliver Ellsworth, a member of the Continental Congress, envoy to France after the Revolution, framer of the United States Constitution, third Chief Justice of the United States and author of the Judiciary Act, was visited by Presidents George Washington and John Adams in the late 1700s. Open for tours from mid-May to mid-October, visitors can see such personal items as a square of Gobelin tapestry and coffee urn from Napoleon Bonaparte. The restored Ellsworth Homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Furnishings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Windsor's first post office, an 18th century general store, the Wilson Museum and a nationally recognized genealogical research library containing maps, cemetery records and photographs can be found at the John and Sarah Strong House. A guided tour of this home is available from April through October.
The Hezekiah Chaffee House is a beautiful mansion that dates back to 1765. From a doctor's residence, then Chaffee School for Girls and now a house museum, this house is certainly deep-rooted in history. Managed and maintained by the Windsor Historical Society, this site gives an insight into the medical field practises that were prevalent in the 18th Century.
The Makens Bemont House or the Huguenot House of 1761 was home to Lieutenant Edmund Bemont. The former dwelling was shifted to its present site at Martin Park in the 1970s. This mansion was restored by the Historical Society of East Hartford and transformed into a house museum. This museum showcases objects, furniture, furnishings and artefacts from the 18th as well as the early 19th Century.
The Connecticut State Hero, Nathan Hale, lived on this property until his execution in 1776. The home on the grounds was built in that same year and is the second structure to be built there. Schoolchildren from around the state enjoy field trips to this beautiful property, honoring the man who proclaimed, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Events are held on the property throughout the year and the home is open for tours from June through the month of October. Check the website for varying dates.
The Hartford & New Haven Railroad-Freight Depot is located in the downtown area of Windsor. Originally established as a freight depot, the building is now home to the Windsor Arts Center that showcases works of budding local talent. Added to the U.S National Register for Historic Places in 1988, the depot is located close to the Windsor Amtrak Station.