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

300th Anniversary Events to Begin

Tolland300.org 

 
Library Foundation Series Examines Tolland’s history

April 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
Conference Room A of Tolland Town Hall at 21 Tolland Green
Free

Gail White, director of the Daniel Benton Homestead Museum will begin the series with a discussion of Tolland’s founding in 1715 and the era that leads up to 1765.

White is the education coordinator for Historic New England based at Roseland Cottage in Woodstock.  She is also a principle of Through 18th Century Eyes, a group that presents programs on life in pre-Revolutionary War New England to audience at historic sites and public venues. Her research centers on Native American and European immigrant women in the 17th and 18th centuries and domestic life in early New England.

 Registration is required. To register, call the Tolland Public Library at 860-871-3620.

 Historic House and Museum Tour On The Tolland Green

Sunday, June 7 between noon and 4 p.m

Walking tour of a 13 beautiful homes, museums and buildings on the historic Tolland Green. Click 300th Anniversary  or go to page under Events & Programs for more information.
$25

 

 

 

 

 

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