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Phelps Tavern Museum

800 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070-1825
+1 860-658-2500
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small place, big on history

Massacoh plantation, in which this attraction is located is a small gem. You have stocks... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Grafton, Massachusetts
Excellent presentation of local history in context

The exhibits are well-presented and organized, highlighting the significant contributions of the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Christopher S
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The Simsbury Historical Society occupies a beautiful and convenient two-acre site located in the center of Simsbury. Tour any of the buildings, attend a special event or visit the archives year-round. Enjoy the grounds and gardens in full color, spring through fall. Established in 1911, the Simsbury Historical Society continues its stewardship of Simsbury's past, present and future
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10 Sep 2016
“small place, big on history”
24 Aug 2016
“Excellent presentation of local history in context”
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800 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070-1825
+1 860-658-2500

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Massacoh plantation, in which this attraction is located is a small gem. You have stocks, recreated meeting house from the days when women had to sit upstairs (if they were allowed in at all), a one room school house, and of course Phelps Tavern Museum.

1  Thank Bp-in-MA-USA
Pryan2014, Docent at Phelps Tavern Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you for visiting us. We appreciate your comments and your enthusiasm for the history of Simsbury.

Reviewed 25 August 2016

The exhibits are well-presented and organized, highlighting the significant contributions of the local organizations to the history of the town and the area.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I originally went for a craft show ---but stayed to tour the grounds, all the buildings and examine the artifacts stored in this local museum. They had examples of every type of bicycle ever used, it seemed!

1  Thank mmeehan3
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Phelps Tavern is part of life in Simsbury Ct. It is the location for the annual Civil War reenactment. It is open for the annual Art Walk, a celebration of local artists. It is part of the Simsbury Celebrates, a festival that closes down Hopmeadow...More

1  Thank Diane Z
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is an old stagecoach tavern lived in until the 50s or 60s. It is the Simsbury Historical Society and each room shows a different era in the home's history, dating back to the colonial period. There are many old buildings that have been moved...More

Thank martha s
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Phelps Tavern Museum in the center of Simsbury is not a destination attraction. If you have 15 minutes and are going past anyways you might as well pull over and stop. We had seen the museum in a magazine photo spread. In real life the...More

1  Thank Karrn S
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Interesting, very small museum. Small herb garden, a couple other small gardens. Not a whole lot to see but worth seeing if you're in town anyway. Fun at Christmas time when they have the tree lighting and caroles. It's located right in downtown Simsbury so...More

1  Thank MimiSmith
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Deena P
4 December 2016|
Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the Museum Administrator, who has advised that the museum visitors center and gift shop will be open on December 15th from 12N-4PM (Thursday). The grounds are always open to walk through. You should go to... More

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