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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
Upcoming Events
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 18th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

The harvest is in, the house has been made ready and we are ready for the biggest and most exciting holiday of the year. House, barns and property will be open to tour Admission: $5.00
Click here to become a member, renew your membership or donate.
Member Holiday Reception
Sunday, December 2nd
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Museum on the Green

Residents of the town and surrounding towns are invited to our annual reception. Light refreshments will be served and the museum will be decorated for the season. All the Christmas decor throughout the museum is for sale.
Home for the Holidays House Tour
Saturday, December 8th
1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Museum on the Green 

Tour homes on Glastonbury's Old Main Street all decorated to reflect the elegance of Christmas past. Walk or drive - all sites are located along a stretch of less than a mile. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of event. For more ticket information click here