Street Address
42 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 278
Tolland, CT 06084
Hours
Seasonal
Please call for operational hours.
Staff

Description

Begun in the 1700s as a colonial inn, this house was enlarged and embellished in the 1880s in the Victorian style. The carriage house, three-story tower, and gingerbread trim were added, and the simple colonial exterior took on the ornate three-color dress seen today. Feeling more like a home than a museum, it is filled with family heirlooms and simple treasures because three generations of the Hicks family lived here, starting in 1845.

The Museum is a member, along with the Tolland Historical Society, of the Tolland Museums Education Association, The programs at the museum take students to the 1890s, a more formal time in history, an era filled with books detailing daily rituals and proper etiquette. All plans are presented appropriate to grade level.

Educational Programs

A lawn concert series is presented on Wednesday evenings during the month of July.