Quality Inn Vernon - Hartford
425 Hartford Turnpike -- SR 30
Vernon, CT 06066-5200
Phone: (860) 871-2432
Fax: (860) 871-0004
Mary Cheney Library is ideally situated on the Main Street. The library remains a popular place to read some books, research material and magazines. The library building's architecture is also of noteworthy importance.
Wickham Park is home to sprawling woodlands, picnic spots, ponds and large fields. Various themed gardens found at the park include Lotus Garden, Italian Shrine and English Garden.
Oliver Ellsworth has a special place in the founding history of the United States as one of the five who drafted the Constitution. Built in 1781, the stately Oliver Ellsworth Homestead was home to the Ellsworth family. Take tour of the well-preserved property for an intimate insight into the illustrious family.
Built in 1758, the Strong-Howard House is one of the city's oldest standing structures. Ownership of the house changed thrice during its history, and the restored structure today showcases the lifestyle during those times.
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.
Covering over 300 acres (121.406 hectares), this premier boarding school is home to over thousand students. This historic Institute is reputed for its fine academic curriculum. Its alumni consists of highly distinguished notables.
With a history that dates back to the mid-17th Century, First Church in Windsor has the distinction of being the oldest congregational church in the state. The current church building dates back to the late 18 th Century, and is one of the city's architectural treasures.
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.
Boasting of an exhaustive collection spanning numerous topics, Windsor Public Library is one of the finest literary resources in the region. Beyond simply offering books, the modern library hosts numerous events from book readings to author visits.
The massive public library is a prime literary resource for the city, boasting of an exhaustive collection spanning various media and genres. Besides this, Windsor Locks Library is also host to numerous events from story-telling for kids to author visits, book clubs and more.