Historic Wethersfield

 

Places to See in Wethersfield

Wethersfield Museum and Visitor Center at the Keeney Memorial

200 Main Street
(860) 529-7161
Mon.-Sat. 10-4; Sun. 1-4. ( free)

Old Academy Library / Wethersfield Historical Society

150 Main Street
(860) 529-7656
Year ’round: Tues.-Thurs. 1-4; Sat. 1-4 & by appointment.

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

211 Main Street
(860) 529-0612
May 1-Oct. 31: Wed.-Mon. 10-4
Nov. 1-Apr. 30: Fri.-Sun. 10-4. (fee)

Buttolph-Williams House

249 Broad Street
(860) 529-0460
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat 10-4; Sun. 1-4. (fee)

Capt. James Francis House

120 Hartford Avenue
(860) 529-7656.
May 15-Oct. 15: Sat. 1-4 & by appointment. (fee)

Historical Organizations

Wethersfield, settled in 1634, is steeped in rich American history. Home to the largest, official historic district in Connecticut, Wethersfield abounds in opportunities for tourism, attracting visitors from near and far.

The following links to other local sites provide in-depth historical information about the town of Wethersfield.

Wethersfield Historical Society

150 Main Street
(860) 529-7656
Society@WethHist.org

Wethersfield Historical SocietyThe Wethersfield Historical Society welcomes you to Historic Wethersfield. Located in the heart of Connecticut’s oldest and largest historic district, our mission is to collect and interpret the history of one of Connecticut’s oldest towns through changing exhibitions, research, tours and programs. We hope that you enjoy your visit. Visit the site.

Wethersfield Tourism Commission

c/o Wethersfield Historical Society
150 Main Street
(860) 721-2939
info@historicwethersfield.org

This site provides information to plan a trip to Wethersfield:

  • Accomodations
  • Attractions
  • Calendar of Events
  • Directions & Map
  • Request Information
  • Research
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Related Sites
  • Suggested Itinerary

Historic WethersfieldThe first thing you may notice in your visit to Wethersfield is that the pace here is a little slower. That’s because Wethersfield is not a re-created village, but the real thing: a living and working community that also happens to be deeply devoted to preserving its authentic New England heritage, now nearly 370 years in the making.

As you stroll along shade-covered lanes and by-ways, you’ll be following thousand-year old footpaths tread by the very first inhabitants here — the Wongunk Indians. Amble about the largest Historic District in Connecticut and you’ll find 50 houses built before the Revolutionary War; 100 built by the time of the Civil War; and another 150 built shortly thereafter. Each fascinating home captures the essence of the style in vogue at the time.

A more formal approach would have you visiting the various museums and historic homes open to the public. Start at the Wethersfield Museum, 200 Main Street, for an overview of Wethersfield’s historic past. Then visit the bedroom where Washington slept at the Webb-Deane- Stevens Museum. When you’re done “museum hopping, “there are plenty of places nearby to eat, shop — or even stay overnight if you’d like.

Of course, any visit to Wethersfield gives you the chance to explore life’s simpler pleasures: enjoying a summer evening with ice-cream cone in hand; browsing an antiques shop or art gallery; relaxing at a sidewalk cafe; comparing notes with the locals about old home restoration; pausing at a garden shop or farm stand for fresh vegetables or something to plant in your own garden. Come to Wethersfield, and discover the place where history lives. Visit the site

Online Information about Town Services

On the Town of Wethersfield’s Online Services page you can find information about a variety of topics including:

  • The Wethersfield Business Directory
  • Parks and Services Registration
  • GIS Mapping
  • Paying Town Taxes Online
  • Land Records
  • The Online Building Permitting System
  • Prescription Discount Cards
  • Police Accident Reports
  • Economic Development Data
  • Benefits Checkups for Seniors