Glastonbury - posted Jul, 03 2013
GLASTONBURY - You'll take a step back in time when you tour a Connecticut River Valley Mansion built in 1755. On Tuesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the summer, the Historical Society of Glastonbury invites you to tour the historic Welles-Shipman-Ward House at 972 Main St., South Glastonbury. As a guest, you’ll be greeted by a costumed docent and given a tour of what was considered a mansion in its day. You’ll walk thru the kitchen garden on your way to tour the backyard property which includes barns and sheds, a privy, a smokehouse, and historic grape vines and maple trees. The recently relocated, rebuilt and restored Oak Street circa. 1800 tobacco shed will be the future home of the education center-museum. Inside the white and red barns from 1800’s and the 200-year-old English style bank barn, you’ll find an array or treasures and tools including several horse drawn buggy’s and wagons, including a postal wagon that was used in South Glastonbury, a Buckingham Cemetery hearse, a meat wagon and sleigh. Admission is $3 for ages 12 and over. Historical Society of Glastonbury members and Glastonbury Garden Club members are free. For more information, visit: www.hsgct.org or call 860-633-6890.