Phelps-Hatheway House News

Print More
Oliver Phelps’ little garden house is a charming feature of this property.

Photo provided by the author

Oliver Phelps’ little garden house is a charming feature of this property.

The Phelps-Hatheway House offers many opportunities with Open House days, walking and slavery tours, and cocktails in the garden this month to explore our town, to learn about its history and celebrate the exquisite beauty of the early summer.

Saturday, June 3
CT Trails Day

In honor of CT Trails Day, our guides will lead a free walking tour of historic Main Street ending with a visit to the Old Burying Ground. Tours of the Phelps-Hatheway historic house, including the monthly attic tour, will also be free of charge. The museum will be open regular hours from 1-4pm; the attic and walking tours will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 10
CT Open House Day

Sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, this one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art and tourism. Residents can discover, or rediscover, all that is happening in our state! Tours of the house will be given hourly from 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, June 11
1:30 -3 p.m.
Slavery in Suffield

Slavery was a part of many households in Connecticut and in Suffield. Join our lead interpreter, Jan Peake, as she offers her latest research findings on the topic. Jan will identify an object in our collection that may have been used during this most challenging period in our country’s history.

Friday, June 23, 6 – 9 p.m.

Savor farm-to-table offerings by the Federal and signature cocktails in the garden. All proceeds benefit the Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden. Individual ticket, $75; Patron ticket, $150. Register at or 860-247-8996 x23.

Comments are closed.