The Historical Society is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to four pm.
Research and Saturday tours continue to be scheduled by appointment.

We will be closed:
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24
Saturday, November 25
December 17, 2023 – January 4, 2024

Ellsworth Visitors’ Center is located at 10 Phelps Lane
Phelps Tavern and Homestead is located at 800 Hopmeadow Street
The tavern is not wheelchair accessible.

— 2023 —

Questions about any of our events? Email us at and reference the event.

10:00am – Noon (and)
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Slate Painting
Slates, supplies and help from artists are provided!!
Space is limited so please sign up early.


Choose from the following:

If the program is sold out, please contact

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Holiday Cheer & Concert
This family friendly program will include a concert by the well known Steve O’Brien as well as treats and touring of the Phelps Tavern Museum.  It will be in the ballroom of the historic Phelps Tavern.


If the program sells out or you have any questions, please contact  Thank you!

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Holiday Market Sip & Shop
What a way to kick off the annual Holiday Market!  Come for this special day and time.  It will be held in the Ellsworth Visitor Center at 10 Phelps Lane.

If you have any questions, please contact


THURSDAY, Dec. 7 to
SUNDAY, December 10
12:00PM – 4:00PM

SUNDAY, Dec. 17
12:00PM – 4:00PM

Holiday Market
Save the dates for our annual Holiday Market!  We will have a wonderful assortment of things to purchase ~ something for everyone!  All of our extremely talented vendors are local!  The market will be held in the Ellsworth Visitor Center at 10 Phelps Lane. 

If you have any questions, please contact


The Simsbury Historical Society is a non-profit organization that depends upon your support. Please consider making a donation to support our efforts in preserving Simsbury's rich history. If you're interested in becoming a member of the Simsbury Historical Society, please visit our Membership page.