The Museum on the Green​​ ​​

The Museum on the Green is located at 1944 Main Street, Glastonbury (Corner of Main and Hubbard Street)

Museum Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Third Sunday of the month 1- 4 pm​ (March to December)

The exhibits cover the town's history from its Native American roots through European settlement up to the early 20th century.


The librarian is available on Mondays for genealogical research or historical inquiries.   Please call (860-633-6890) or email us at [email protected] before stopping by to ensure that appointment time is available.

Admission to the Museum is free, donations are always appreciated.

Welles-Shipman-Ward House​​
Our 1755 River Valley Mansion on Route 17 in South Glastonburyis often  open in the spring, summer and fall for numerous historical tours and events.​​

 It is open on Tuesdays in the summer from 1-4pm for tours

(A nominal admission fee may apply for tours)
Preserving Glastonbury's Extraordinary
Historical Legacy​​
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Among our accomplishments in the last 85 years, we have:​​

- established 5 National Registered Historical Districts and 1 Local Historical District in Glastonbury

- Provided yearly educational tours of Colonial history and Glastonbury for the 5th graders of Glastonbury Public Schools 

- Reconstructed the c.1790 Eastbury Barn and the c.1850 Tobacco Shed, as well as the c.1790 Moseley Tavern privy and a replica 18th century smokehouse on the Welles-Shipman-Ward house

- Operated numerous themed historical tours of 17th, 18th and 19th century Glastonbury sites, including bus tours, walking tours, cemetery tours and the Holiday Homes tour (which occurs once every other year).   

- We also offer private tours of the museum or the Welles-Shipman-Ward house to historical societies, scout groups, gardening clubs and other interested parties.  If interested, please enquire at 860-633-6890 or at [email protected]  Most tours require a small fee to cover our expenses.