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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
The tavern is not wheelchair accessible.

Sun. June 2, 2019
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Tariffville Historic House/Village Tour.

Come join the Tariffvillle Historic House and Village tour on Sunday June 2, 1-6pm as part of the 350th Anniversary Celebrations of the town in 2020. The tour's ticket/booklet enables you to start at any point on the 9 property tour, which includes a Mill worker's home, a Mill manger's home, a Victorian, a Carpenter Gothic, the fascinating Mill with all of its history and power generation, Trinity Church, the school with a history of school houses and the video "The Tariffville Train Wreck", the town Green and Main Street, Marcos, and ending with Music from America's song book at the Cracker Barrel at 6:00. Other points of interest are also pointed out.

Tickets are $25 on line from the Simsbury Historical Society's website or museum store at 10 Phelps Lane, or $30 on the day of the tour sold at Tariffville School, Trinity church and the Mill.

Come join us!

Purchase at the Ellsworth Visitor Center or via Pay Pal below.

Sat., June 8, 2019

A Summer Doll Tea

Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal for a tea party in the Phelps Tavern Tea Room. Each attendee will receive a bag with two salt flour dough petit fours and a napkin, to be used with the doll or stuffed animal brought by the guest.  The salt flour dough is nontoxic and the bag of pretend food is to be taken home afterward. The tea will also include special tea sandwiches, tea and lemonade as well as sweet treats. Gluten-free choices will be provided but please let us know when registering for the event.

Adults: $20; Children $15.

Register by calling the Simsbury Historical Society or through PayPal below.

Select one at a time and Add to Cart
Do you require gluten-free?

Sat., June 8, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Garden Party Artisan Fair

Juried food and artisan showcase with plants and flowers to enhance the Garden Party theme


Sat., June 8, 2019
Noon - 4:00pm

Connecticut Open House Day/Garden Party

Opening of the “From the Forest” exhibit of Native American crafts made from porcupine quills and bark, opening of the Wigwam exhibit of Native American domestic life, carving exhibit in the Phelps Barn highlighting an eagle being carved in cherry wood for Simsbury’s 350th celebration in 2020, and silent auction in the Fuse Manufactory.


Sat., June 8, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Concert on the Green @ The Simsbury Historical Society

Nationally known blues artist Chris Tofield featuring Greg Allen (bass), Liviu Pop (drums).

Free with donation requested to support Concerts on the Green.

Rain relocates to Boy Scout Hall.

Sat., June 9, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Garden Party Artisan Fair

Juried food and artisan showcase with plants and flowers to enhance the Garden Party theme.

11am Thrive movement Studios presents “Cirque du Soliel” type performances---face painting all day


Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm

Simsbury Scarecrows!

More information to follow.

Rain date: September 29




Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070