Our Museums

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

The oldest cellblock dates from 1856, jailer's home from 1893. Thousand of items used in Tolland homes, farms and businesses.

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

Happening Now

Sergeant Elisha Benton Rededication Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.
Daniel Benton Homestead Museum
Metcalf Road, Tolland

The Sons of the American Revolution will hold a rededication ceremony at the gravesite of Revolutionary War soldier Elisha Benton at the Daniel Benton Homestead Museum. Elisha was captured and imprisoned on a hulk in New York Harbor where he contracted smallpox. He was released to make his way back to Tolland. He died of smallpox at his home on Metcalf Road and was buried in the side yard in February 1777.

Please join us for this ceremony and for a tour of Tolland’s oldest surviving dwelling.

Civil War Encampment
Saturday, May 16, 10: 00 to 3:00
At The Country Butcher
1032 Tolland Stage Road
See Events Page for Details


 Founder’s Monument Dedication

Saturday, June 13 at 1 PM
North Green
Park at Saint Matthew Church
Seeking Founder or Legacy families*
*(date back to 1700 or 1800s).
Call Kate 860.871.8089
or Kathy 860.872.7716


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.

 Annual Meeting Tuesday, June 9 at 7 PM
Old Tolland County Courthouse

Double Header! Meet the women who are reopening the doors of the Red and White Store and a brief talk about Launching the Tolland 300th Anniversary Celebration by anniversary leaders. See Events Page for more details




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