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Windsor CT

Windsor CT
Windsor, Connecticut’s first town, has gone from a trading post in 1633 to a prolific agricultural and industry powerhouse in the 1700’s to the attractive suburban center that it is today.

Windsor center is the quintessentially traditional New England town center, clean, attractive, and pedestrian- and family-friendly. It is pleasantly walkable with handsome historic buildings including the Windsor Train Station built in 1869, which now houses several artists’ studios. The Town Green is a gathering place as well as a thing of beauty with old growth trees and a sense of quiet at some times and excitement at others. It is the site of many well-known annual festivals including the Shad Derby (season, parade and festival), Chili Challenge, Summer Concerts and other family friendly events throughout the year.

Windsor residents have reveled in the town’s natural beauty and enjoyed its convenient location at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers from the beginning of recorded time. Windsor is a town with much to offer travelers including, first and foremost, both a sense of, and hands-on experience of, history from the Windsor Historical Society’s changing exhibits and enviable genealogical library to the Luddy Tobacco and Agricultural Museum. For those who want to commune with nature, they can enjoy the natural beauty of Northwest Park with its hiking trails, snowshoe rentals, animal barn, butterfly garden and wildlife exhibits.

Windsor is full of things to do. Here are some ideas:
• Take a shady walk through the River Trails off Palisado Avenue and Mechanic Street
• Go out for some live music and drinks at a local tavern
• Research your family tree at the Windsor Historical Society
• Play golf at Keney Park, designed by eminent course architect Devereux Emmet in 1927
• Kayak down the Farmington River
• Enjoy the latest art exhibit on display at the Windsor Art Center
• Step back in time and browse radio and communications museum

For the tech inclined, there’s an easy-to-use mobile website that anyone can use to walk around and see learn about interesting sites that even lifelong residents of Windsor may not be aware of. Just point your smartphone, tablet or computer to www.TourWindsorCT.org to view the historic sites, points of interest, public art, restaurants, shops, and other interesting local businesses and attractions in Windsor.
Fun facts like these are also available on the site:
- The play and movie Arsenic and Old Lace is based on life of Windsor’s Amy Archer-Gilligan.
- Windsor Center’s volunteer fire company began in 1830 with twenty men, each subscribing $5.
- The oldest surviving stone in any Connecticut cemetery is located in Windsor’s Palisado Cemetery and commemorates Reverend Ephraim Huit, who died in 1644.
- The Route 159 bridge over the Farmington River commemorates Windsor’s famous polka maestro Ray Henry, whose real name was Henry Mocarski.

Windsor has several unique specialty stores and fun coffee joints, especially around its pedestrian- and transit-oriented town center, and several ethnic restaurants in throughout the town, from Indian to Thai, with something for everyone.


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Intermediate II Art for Adults
Jun 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 28 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jun 29 at Bart's Drive In
Wildlife in Connecticut
Jun 29 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
Jun 30 at L.P. Wilson
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 2 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 2 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 3 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Join our new Men's Club!
Jul 4 at Windsor Senior Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 5 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jul 6 at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
2022 Windsor Monarch Festival
Jul 9 at Windsor Center
Butterfly Paint Party
Jul 9 at Bart's, 55 Palisado Avenue
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 9 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 10 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 12 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Board of Directors Mtg
Jul 12 at online
DPH Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Jul 12 at Windsor Main Library, 323 Broad St, Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jul 13 at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Virtual Book Club
Jul 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 16 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
SRL Irish Dance Academy Performance
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 16 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 17 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Join our new Men's Club!
Jul 18 at Windsor Senior Center
Programs Committee Mtg
Jul 18 at online
Starry Night Doodle Fun
Jul 18 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 19 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Chess & Connections
Jul 20 at Windsor Senior Center Cafe
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 24 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 26 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Intermediate II Art for Adults
Jun 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Art for Adults
Jun 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 28 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jun 29 at Bart's Drive In
Wildlife in Connecticut
Jun 29 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
Jun 30 at L.P. Wilson
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 2 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 2 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 3 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Join our new Men's Club!
Jul 4 at Windsor Senior Center
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 2 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 2 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 3 at Windsor Train Station Studios