Our Museums

DANIEL BENTON HOMESTEAD
Built in 1720 and occupied by the Benton family for 212 years, this is the earliest house museum in Tolland County.

OLD TOLLAND COUNTY JAIL AND MUSEUM
The oldest cellblock dates from 1856, jailer's home from 1893. Thousand of items used in Tolland homes, farms and businesses.

OLD TOLLAND COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Beautiful 1822 courthouse in a transitional Colonial to Federal style with original Palladian window. Courtroom restored to 19th Century appearance. Exhibits.

Happening Now

Want to know more about the history
of Tolland Agriculture? 

Then please join us Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Old County Jail and Museum, 52 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT.  Tolland Garden Paths garden club is sponsoring The Old Tolland County Jail’s Farm and Victory Gardens of the 1940′s as presented by Barbara Cook, of Tolland Historical Society.  Tolland has its roots in agriculture and even those imprisoned provided labor for food production, working in the barns and gardens on the jail’s property and on its 100 acre farm where the Middle School is today.  Barbara Cook’s account of this is as Tolland’s Town Historian, but also from a personal perspective as the daughter of the man who was the jailer during this period. For the purpose of seating please RSVP by phone or email to Joyce Hausmann 860 – 875-3959 or joyce.hausmann@gmail.com

 

Daniel Benton Family genealogy now on website. genealogy page link located under Benton Homestead

Email us at: society@tollandhistorical.org

 

 New Page Added to our Site!

Civil War Stories Click on above blue link or chose from Archives page drop down menu. Page also contains  information on Tolland men who fought for the Union during the Civil War.

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