Exploring Old Wethersfield

If you’re headed to the Connecticut Deparment of Motor Vehicles in Wethersfield, you’ll most likely find yourself driving through a picturesque part of town known as historic Old Wethersfield.

Dating back to pre-Revolutionary War times, this historic district has architectural examples from the past three centuries. There are a few museums to tour including the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and the Wethersfield Museum, run by the Wethersfield Historical Society. You can also enjoy browsing in small shops and grabbing a bite to eat at the various cafes on Main Street.

Here’s an additional list of things you might take-in while in the area.

As the attractions are a little spread out, biking would be an ideal way to get around.

This picture is of the Silas W. Robbins House, which is a truly special bed and breakfast located on Broad Street. It went through extensive historical restoration during the early 2000’s to recover from a 1996 fire. This Second Empire home is quite an architectural gem.

Finally, don’t miss a walk around the Wethersfield Cove area, pictured below.