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“THE WHOLE TOWN OF WINDSOR IS HISTORIC!”

Windsor Historical Society
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Windsor
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, preserves and interprets nearly 400 years of Windsor's history through exhibitions, education programs, publications, active collecting, and research. We offer a museum, historic house tours, research library and a hands-on learning center for children.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Windsor, CT is just north of Hartford. I lived in Windsor 40 years ago and delight with my fond memories.Having worked for AETNA I also worked for The Town Manager as an Economic Development Aid publishing the Town of Windsor brochure. If you like U>S. history you will love Windsor as I do.

Thank BobbyP009
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The Windsor Historical Society has done an excellent job at restoring several houses to specific time periods in their history - the Strong-Howard house to 1810 and the Chaffee House to 1767. The museum itself has a wide variety of collections and exhibits ranging from the native American settlement to the Windsor Colony of 1633, as well as an honest depiction of slavery in Connecticut. The Founders Monument, the adjacent cemetery, the relocated statue of the infamous John Mason from the Mystic Massacre of the Pequot tribe, as well as the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead and Museum are all in close proximity and you should spend time to see them all and consider their various roles in our history and the cost to our humanity.

Thank SusanneCA
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Recently, the Historical Society mounted a successful capital campaign that allowed then to restore and completely reinterpret the historic Strong-Howard House adjacent to the Society's offices and Museum. The House is now restored to its condition back around 1810 and the contents are now all re-created from probate records of the Howard Family. The use of re-creations allows for a complete hands-on experience as visitors can now open the drawers of desks, take clothes out of the dressers and even climb into the bed. It is a fabulous place to bring children and they can really get a feeling for what it was like to live in a colonial home.

Thank jfberky
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