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Winchester Historical Society

225 Prospect St, Winsted, CT 06098-1942
+1 860-379-8433
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A great collection in a museum that seems to never be open.

IF you can ever find this place open and can get into it, you will find an amazing collection of... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Torrington, Connecticut
An amazing collection detailing the history of Winsted Ct., a city in Winchester CT.

Need to call ahead to set up a free tour with Millie who is the heart and soul of the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Darien, Connecticut
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This Historical Society has one of the largest Civil War collections in the State. In addition to 11 rooms filled with collectables and art work. The Carriage House contains a display relating to the products made in Winsted dating back to the 1700's along with the history of what made Winsted one of the most prosperous towns in the State.
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225 Prospect St, Winsted, CT 06098-1942
+1 860-379-8433
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

IF you can ever find this place open and can get into it, you will find an amazing collection of historic artifacts. For those interested in local history this is the place. Their collection includes the entire fire department exhibit donated to the Society some...More

1  Thank bcorr2014
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Need to call ahead to set up a free tour with Millie who is the heart and soul of the museum. Large, beautiful old house with nice architectural details and a voluminous collection covering all aspects of Winsted, a town located in Winchester town. While...More

2  Thank Bestiarius
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Solomon Rockwell House of the Winchester Historical Society (founded about 1905) is one of the most impressive Federal period houses in Connecticut. It is filled with amazing collections well presented. The attached barn and ell contain industrial history collection from a town that had...More

2  Thank William H
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Our group of 4 didn't know what to expect when we scheduled an appointment with Millie, the Society's curator but glad we did. You have to make an appointment since there are no standard hours. We spent over 2 hours listening to Millie while going...More

2  Thank rodlewis12
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Wonderful collection of artifacts housed in a beautiful old building set above main street. This is a must visit stop in any travels through Wincester!

1  Thank panarama222
Reviewed 26 July 2012 via mobile

The Winchester historical society is one of Connecticut's best kept secrets! In addition Winsted has the Soldiers Monument which is also part of the town seal. Combine a historical trip with a shopping experience at the artist enclave of Whiting Mills. Top it off with...More

8  Thank perezcandywinsted
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