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

We are closed for the holidays from December 19, 2022 – January 5, 2023.

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.

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Questions about any of our events? Email us at programs@simsburyhistory.org and reference the event.

SATURDAY, Dec. 3
10:00am (or) 1:00pm

Sled or Slate Painting Workshop
Two-hour workshop to decorate a sled or slate tile. All supplies will be provided as well as instruction, if needed.
Sled Painting: $50

COLORS

Slate Painting: $20
Slates will be a natural stone with an attached cord for hanging.

THURSDAY, Dec. 8 –
SUNDAY, Dec. 11th

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 –
SUNDAY, Dec. 18th

12pm – 4pm

Holiday Market
For two weekends, local vendors will be selling their festive, extensive, and diverse array of items. Drop in any time! Or many times!

SATURDAY, Dec. 10
1pm

Holiday Tea
The Simsbury Historical Society teas are back in the Phelps Tavern Tearoom for parents and youth!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
$20 for youth (12 and under) and $25 for adults
Select Seating Type

SATURDAY, Dec. 17
5:30pm and 7pm

Holiday Cabaret Concert & Reception
Come for an acapella concert performed by students from Simsbury High School. Tour the tavern and enjoy a reception after the 5:30 concert and before the 7:00 concert.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
$8 for students and members; $10 for adults

Select Time & Seating

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.