The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum is now closed for the 2021 season. It will be open for trick or treating on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or until the treats run out.
Tours are available by appointment only until Memorial Day 2022, and they can be made by calling Museum Director Kathy Bach at 860-872-7716.
About the museum at 52 Tolland Green:
The museum is the headquarters for the Tolland Historical Society, and it features a cellblock that dates to 1856 and the attached jailer’s home from 1893. Its exhibits include thousands items used in Tolland homes, farms and businesses.
Each year, Tolland third graders visit for Tolland Green Day in May and learn about local history. The museum is opinion Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day through September, with special events held at other times.
It is also available for rent for films, weddings and other events. For more information, contact Museum Director Kathy Bach at 860-872-7716.
The museum is also home to a popular internship program for students in grades 7 to 12. The students are trained in accessioning artifacts, running a museum and giving tours. Watch for more information about the program’s orientation in Spring 2022.