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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.

The Phelps Taern and Visitors Center will be closed Saturday, May 25.

Sat., May 4, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Sun., May 5, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm

Fabulous Finds!

The Fabulous Finds antiques and collectibles area includes items donated to support the Historical Society.

Free admission.

Sat., May 4, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Sun., May 5, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm

Spring Thing Artisan Market

There will be a scavenger hunt and giveaways as well as up to 40 food and artisan booths at the Spring Thing.

Free admission.

Thurs., May 16, 2019
Ellsworth Center

Tariffville House tour talk by John Nagy and Frank Haviland of the Tariffville Village Association.

This is part of the June 2 Tariffville Historic House/Village Tour program.

Fee: included in tour ticket or $5 for others.

Tues., May 21, 2019

Hosted by the Simsbury Historical Society and Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar

Friends of the Fountain Bash

Please join us for wine and hors d’oeuvre, at Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar to benefit the White Memorial Fountain.

$100 /ticket-tax deductible contribution.

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

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

Tariffville Historic House/Village Tour.

Ticket price includes a pre-tour talk by John Nagy and Frank Haviland on May 16 at 7:00 PM in the Ellsworth Center.

Tickets: $25 per person; $30 day of the tour.

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.

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

Connecticut Open House Day/Garden Party

Opening of the “Friends of the Forest” exhibit, silent auction, outdoor artisan showcase and more.


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