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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

The Mansion Inn B&B

Once mansion home to the Cheneys, Connecticut's silk barons, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in Historic District. Five rooms, fireplace, private bath, a/

Manchester, CT Bed and Breakfasts


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

Little Theatre of Manchester

Presenting plays and musicals; other performances include folk, jazz, classical music, cajun, zydeco, and blues; cultural events and family programs. 1867

Manchester, CT Theatres

Clarion Suites Inn

104 suites with kitchen, dining area, living room, fireplace; exercise room; Jacuzzi, sports court; O pool;

Manchester, CT Lodging

Things to do near Manchester, CT

Opera Theater of Connecticut

Summer productions of fully staged operas with orchestra....

Nathan Hale Homestead (1776)

On 12 acres, adjoining the Hale State Forest, the family home of Connecticut's state hero, filled with original furnishings a...

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Professional performing arts center presenting 40 performances ranging from Broadway musicals to symphony orchestras, world m...

Old State House

Oldest State House in the nation. Restored 1796 National Historic Landmark. An interactive audio tour explores the historic r...

James Gallery & Soda Fountain

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Connecticut Freedom Trail, site of James Pharmacy, once operated b...