The Farmington Heritage Alliance is a group of local non-profit heritage- or cultural-related, site-based organizations.
Farmington Historical Society P.O. Box 1645, Farmington 860-678-1645
Farmington Land Trust, 128 Garden Street, #C, Farmington 860-674-8545
Hill-Stead Museum, 5 Mountain Road, Farmington 860-677-4787
Main Library: 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington 860-673-6791 x1
Barney Library: 71 Main Street, Farmington 860-673-6791 x2
The Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street, Farmington 860-677-2140
Miss Porter's School, 60 Main Street, Farmington 860-409-3500
Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street, Farmington 860-677-9222
The Univionville Museum, 16 School Street, Unionville
The Unionville Village Improvement Association, P.O. Box 587, Unionville 860-577-0246
The Hartford Stage One of the leading resident theatres in the United States. 860- 527-5151
Trinity College, Hartford (summer series and open-air carillon concerts on Wednesday evenings during summer)
(Yale) Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Nestled among northwest Connecticut's pastoral LItchfield hills, the village of Norfolk has hosted the summer programs of the Yale School of Music and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival since 1941.
Yale School of Music on the Yale Campus in New Haven. Professional and student performances during term.
Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven
International Festival and Arts and Ideas, New Haven, held each summer in June in New Haven and on the Yale campus.
AMC Loews Plainville 20, 220 New Britain Avenue, Plainville. For listings call, 860-793-6661 Guest Services: 860-747-1071
CineStudio, Cinestudio is an independent film theater located on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford. The fare varies from independent and foreign films to second-run major studio pictures. The theater is a single-screen venue with a seating capacity of approximately 500. at Trinity College, Hartford. 860-297-2463
Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square, 42 South Main Street, West Hartford. 860-236-4111
Cinema City at the Palace, presenting the finest independent and foreign film on 5 screens. 330 New Park Ave, Hartford. 860-549-0030
Palace 17 and BTX Theater, 330 New Park Ave., Hartford. (860) 236-6677
Brimfield Antique Show is held for a week in May, July, and September each year in Brimfield, MA, about an hour's drive east on 84 then west on 20.
Antiques Trail in Woodbury
*The Library has two bicycles from which to choose. For details see the Accommodations page.
Bicycle trails. Farmington Valley Greenway, a non-profit organization founded to promote public awareness of the conversion of the abandoned Canal Railroad into the central Connecticut portion of the multi-use Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (FCHT) and the Farmington River Trail.
Farmington Land Trust maintains land in Farmington. A map of FLT property and trails is available in the Root House.
Hill-Stead Museum, offers self-guided and guided tours along outdoor trails across the 152-acre property in Farmington.
Talcott Mountain State Park and Heublein Tower, located in Simsbury, the Tower Trail is 1.25 miles long and leads to the Heublein Tower, an observation tower on top of Talcott Mountain; a walk to the Tower takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes. Also running through the park is a section of the Metacomet Trail, developed and maintained with volunteer assistance by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. For more info see Friends of the Heublein tower and Connecticut state DEI site .
There are a number of stables in the area offering adult riding lessons; however none offers trail rides.
Avon Valley Show Stables the closest stable that offers single adult lessons
Tower Ridge Country Club, 18-hold public golf course:
Tunxis Plantation Country Club, 45-hole public golf course
Farmington River Tubing, 2.5 mile tube ride down the Farmington River:
Farmington Polo Club. Play or watch. Games most Sunday afternoons from late spring through late September.
Connecticut Wine Trail, including nearby Rosedale Farms and Vineyard, the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association’s blue wine trail signs will help guide you to the 25 wineries comprising the Connecticut Wine Trail.
Among the many activities Visiting Scholars who have stayed in Farmington with their families have found for their children are the following week-long summer camps: