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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033


Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy

Our Mission:
The Historical Society of Glastonbury shall promote community activity and interest in Glastonbury’s heritage through publications, exhibits and programs and shall acquire, maintain and preserve historical properties and materials for education and research.

Support for our work comes primarily from members, business sponsors, foundations and the State and Town.​
We maintain historical properties, operate a museum and hold educational and promotional events. We continuously accept new members.

Throughout this website, you can learn a lot about Glastonbury's history, see the schedule of our exciting events, and look at examples of the merchandise we have in our museum store. 

We are the Connecticut town with the largest inventory of Colonial homes

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Jim Bennett, Executive Director
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You can make your next special event part of Glastonbury's history! Click here to find out how to rent one of our historic properties.
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Maple Sugar Madness
Sunday, March 17th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
​(Snow date March 24th)

Come visit our 1755 River Mansion and watch as we tap the Maple trees on the property, demonstrate syrup making in the outdoor fire pit, tour the house and then sample fresh pancakes made on the Colonial hearth.
  $5.00 per person
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Welles Tavern Night
March 30th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Welles Shipman Ward House

'Tis the year 1796. Step into Joseph Welles' taproom for an authentic 18th century tavern dinner. Visitors will stop in to entertain with tales and news of the day. 
 Reservations Required: $40.00 
Colonial Cooking and Playtime
April 16th
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Welles Shipman Ward House 

Join us for a hearth cooking class for children aged 8 to 14.  We will prepare and enjoy a simple meal together using 18th century "receipts" (recipes) and then enjoy a variety of colonial toys and games for the afternoon.  
Reservations Required: $20