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.

Trick or Treat at the Jail Museum!

Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to trick or treat at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum on Halloween.

The museum on the historic Tolland green will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 for Tolland families to trick or treat for free.

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Thanks for a great 2016. We’re planning for another terrific year in 2017!

Our museums have closed for the season in October 2016, but the Historical Society members are busy planning for 2017.
We are continuing to accept tax-deductible donations to support the maintenance of our three beloved museums: the Daniel Benton Homestead, the Old Tolland County Court House and the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum. Donations can be sent to the Tolland Historical Society, P.O. Box 107, Tolland, CT 06084.
Celeste Senechal is leading a committee planning the Historical Society’s gala for June 3, 2017. It will be held at the Hicks-Stearns Museum on the historic Tolland Green from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature the swing music of Kats ‘n’ Jammers. Email Celeste at celestesene5@gmail.com for details.
Mary-Pat Soucy and Dr. Sharron Laplante are the director and deputy director, respectively, of the annual Antiques Show, which will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Mary-Pat can be reached at mpsoucy@comcast.net.

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