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

We are closed for Thanksgiving November 23 and 24.

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.

The Phelps Tavern and Vistors Center will be closed from December 23 until January 3, 2019.

Wed. Nov. 14, 2018
Ellsworth Center

Annual Meeting, 6:30pm
Program: 7:00 PM. “Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut.” By Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society.

Sat. Nov. 24, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Simsbury Celebrates
More information to follow.

Sat. Dec. 1, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Homespun Christmas
Holiday themed activities on site.
Free thanks to Simsbury Bank and Educational Playcare.

Sat. Dec. 1, 2018
Two sessions:
10:00am - noon
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sled Painting
All supplies are provided. Take your completed sled home.
$40/sled. Registration required. Register by phone or by PayPal:

Sat. Dec. 8, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Phelps Tavern & Meeting House

Best Of Market Hollday Market
Juried Artisan Food and Craft Fair

A nice array of exquisite, high-end, handcrafted items as well as cleverly designed more affordable items. Also a variety of delicious handmade ambrosias from salty to sweet. All handpicked for being above and beyond. Get that someone special something special. Save time on Holiday shopping and do it all in one place!
* Check back for photos and vendor list

Sat. Dec. 15, 2018
Phelps Tavern Tea Room

Holiday Parent-Child Tea
Enjoy tea, scones, and treats and make a Christmas stocking ornament to take home.
$20 per person
RSVP: 860-658-2500 or PayPal:




Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070