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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

Our video has an important message from
Jim Bennett, Executive Director
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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Thanksgiving is Here!
Sunday, November 19th
12:00 am to 3:00pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

 Come join us to enjoy “The One Day Above All Others:  
A New England Thanksgiving.” For the people of colonial New England, the most exciting holiday of the year was Thanksgiving.
Admission $5.00
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Bread and Beer Demonstration
Sunday, October 22nd

Staples of their society then; staples of our society now.
join us for a demonstration and history lesson of colonial bread making and beer brewing. Bread will be baking in the beehive oven in our grand fireplace and there will be samples to enjoy. The house, barns and shed will be open to tour. Admission is $5 per person.
Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 28th
1:00 pm and
3:00 pm 
Green Cemetery Association (corner of Main and Hubbard Streets)

Glastonbury speaks...from beyond the grave. The cemetery has been a town landmark for centuries and you may have even visited at one time or another. This visit will be special. Tickets are $20 per person. Tour is approx. 90 mins.

Purchase your tickets today