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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033

860-633-6890

Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy

Our objective is to educate through the preservation and promotion of Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy by preserving, owning, maintaining and operating multiple historic properties, holding public events, providing education and other services, publishing regular newsletters and columns in the Citizen, holding membership events, and consistently updating and improving exhibits and facilities. 

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

Our video has an important message from
Jim Bennett, Executive Director
HAPPENING SOON
Click here to see some of the selections, including books and t-shirts, at our museum store.
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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Militia Day
​Saturday, June 4th
Noon -4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

All men between the ages of 16 and 60 are summoned to drill in preparation for attack! Step back in time to watch as a battle unfolds before your eyes. House and Barn tours, cooking demonstration. 
Admission: $5.00 per person
Click here for all events

Dinner Lecture
Sunday, June 5th
Treat-Horton House

Reservation(s) Required for the Dinner Lecture Series.
Seating is Limited.
Price of each reservation is $60 per person.
Please call the Historical Society to make reservations 860.633.6890
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Connecticut Open House Day
Saturday, June 11th
Noon-4:00pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
Free admission to the museum is part of CT Office of Tourisms’ (a division of the Department of Economic & Community Development) annual one-day statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism. This is a great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in Glastonbury and throughout the state.