Willimantic Victorian Days 2011

101 Kenyon Street, Hartford's West EndThis weekend is a terrific opportunity to see Victorian architecture … it’s the beginning of Willimantic Victorian Days 2011! Of all the exciting things to do this weekend in Greater Hartford, this should be number one for old house people. Festivities extend all weekend, with a highlight being the 13th Annual Victorian Homes Tour. Fourteen homes are scheduled to be open this year. The complete schedule breaks down the different events and activities held in addition to the House Tour.

If those homes aren’t enough Victorian architecture for you, come check out two Victorians in the West End of Hartford on Sunday during their open houses. 101 Kenyon Street and 171 Girard Avenue will be open from 1:00 to 3:00.

Finally, those experiencing Victorian home overload can tour a spacious and modern condo at the Grosvenor House on Prospect Avenue in West Hartford. Other units in the complex will also be open for tour from 1:00 to 3:00 on Sunday, allowing you to compare and contrast. I think this one’s the best of the lot, not that I’m biased or anything…