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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 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
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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Flicks at the Shed
Friday, August 25th
8:00 pm Sunset
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Movie TBD.  Suggested donation $10
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Welles-Shipman-Ward House Summer Hours
Open Tuesday's
June 13 - August 29th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

One of Glastonbury's Best Kept Secrets
Take a step back in time as you tour a Connecticut River Valley Mansion built in 1755.
Admission to the house during the Summer is $5.00.
Archaeology Day
Monday, August 21st
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

You are invited to be an archaeologist for a day! Dig with CT State Archaeologist Brian Jones and FOSA. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required. Students $10, adults $20.