Home About Us Buildings Gardens Collections Research/Archives Plan a Visit Get Involved News/Events

Description: logo.jpg


For more information: www.simsburyhistory.org or call (860) 658-2500

Ellsworth Visitor Center is located at 10 Phelps Lane
Phelps Tavern and Homestead is located at 800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury Public Library is located at 725 Hopmeadow Street

The Museum, Store and Archives will be CLOSED on the following dates:
Thursday, May 25 • Saturday, May 27 and Friday, June 2.

Thurs., May 4, 2017
Ellsworth Visitor Center

“Historic Uses of Farmington River Sites”
A lecture sponsored by the Farmington Valley Visitors Association.

Sun., May 7, 2017
9:30am - 3:00pm

Bus Tour of Farmington River Sites
FVVA bus tour of historic sites along the Farmington River

Thurs., May 18, 2017
Ellsworth Center

Lecture by Bill Hosley, "Connecticut Homes Through the Centuries: An Architectural History."

Tickets are included in the June 4 House Tour Ticket or available for $8 just for the lecture.

Tues., May 23, 2017
Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar Terrace

White Memorial Fountain Fund Raiser
Please join us for wine and hors d’ouevres, all to benefit the White Memorial Fountain. $100 per ticket tax deductible contribution. Only 50 tickets available. We thank Abigail’s for sponsoring this annual fundraising event.

For tickets please call SHS at (860) 658-2500 or email info@simsburyhistory.org.

Mon., May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Parade
Watch for our Ensign Bickford Explosives Cart in the Simsbury parade.

Sat., June 3, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Phelps Tavern Homestead

Garden Party Gala: Palette of Local Treasures

More Info

Sat. June 3, 2017
Simsbury Tea Room @ the Phelps Tavern

Garden Party Afternoon Tea
Wear your fancy hat and gloves for fun during this Afternoon Tea.

More Info

Sun., June 4, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Historic House Tour of Weatogue Homes
This tour features six homes scattered around Weatogue. Pricing includes a lecture on May 18 by Bill Hosley on "CT Homes Through the Centuries: An Architectural History."

Tickets $30 per person (click on the link below to make an immediate reservation through PayPal); $35 day of tour.

Sat., June 10, 2017

CT Open House Day

Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Raindate Sun., Sept. 24

Make a Scarecrow event for the entire family.
Families are invited to build their own scarecrow to take home using frames, straw and clothing provided by the Historical Society.

$15 per scarecrow

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
Ellsworth Visitor Center

SHS Annual Meeting
Meeting: 6:30pm; Program: 7:00pm

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
11:00am – 4:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village
More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village

Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village

Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village

Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Phelps Tavern

Simsbury Celebrates
Toymaker’s workshop in the Phelps Barn.


Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village

Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village

Sun., Dec 3, 2017

Simsbury Holiday Market and Village




Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070