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Manchester, Connecticut

  • Old Manchester Museum (1859)

    Local historical artifacts including Pitkin Glass Works, Cheney Brothers Silk Mills, Bon Ami Soap Co., military memorial. Manchester Sports Hall of Fame, research and genealogy library, gift shop....
    Old Manchester Museum (1859)
  • Fire Museum

    Located in turn-of-the-century firehouse with hand- and horse-pulled firefighting equipment, 1860 steam fire engine, 1915 water tower, antique firefighting items, reference library, gift shop....
    Fire Museum
  • Lutz Children's Museum

    Children?s arts and science museum with hands-on exhibits, live animals, gift shop, classes, concerts, trips and special events....
    Lutz Children's Museum

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Wickham Park

Former estate with over 14 acres of ornamental gardens, panoramic view, six-acre wetlands preserve, woodlands and ponds in 250-acre park. Walking trails, aviary, nature center, picnic areas, sports facilities, 18

Manchester, CT Parks


Manchester Historical Society

Cheney Homestead (c.1785), home of Timothy Cheney, clockmaker, and birthplace of the brothers who founded the silk industry. Features gallery of engravings, portraits, quilts, grandfather clocks, antique furniture. The Keeney Schoolhouse, 1751

Manchester, CT Historic Homes

Super 8 Motel

80 units (ten suites), TV, pets, game room, fitness room;

Manchester, CT Lodging

Things to do near Manchester, CT

The Inn and Vineyard at Chester

Country inn with Colonial decor, modern amenities. 44 rooms with private bath (six suites), rest. and tavern, TV, tennis....

Livingston Balloon Co.

Hot-air balloon tours including champagne charter flights over the Farmington River Valley, weather permitting. Reservations...

Riverfront Recapture

You've got it ALL in the Riverfront Parks! Riverfront Plaza, Riverside Park, Charter Oak Landing, Great River Park...

Gillette Castle State Park

Unique fieldstone castle was home to legendary stage actor, William Gillette. The 184 acre park is situated on a hill overloo...