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.

International Fashions from Four Continents at the Court House

A collection of traditional clothing from around the world, with both historical and contemporary examples, on loan from Karin Gottier of Tolland.
SUNDAYS September 7 through October 5, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.,

SATURDAY, September 27, 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Museum Opening Day for the 2014 Season
At the Old Jail and Court House Museums
Sunday, May 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Daniel Benton Homestead Museum will
open for tours on June 1 at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

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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