Join us for this rare opportunity, as the owners of eight restored Victorian homes in Willimantic open their homes for tours.|
Discover the hidden gem of Prospect Hill, Willimantic. Prospect Hill is one of the state's largest concentrations of Victorian-era residential architecture, and is one of the state's largest historic districts, with more than 800 contributing buildings. The City of Willimantic, Connecticut, flourished during the Industrial Revolution and became known as the "Thread City." Dozens of mills were built along the Willimantic River, eventually dominated by the Willimantic Linen Company. New wealth from the textile industry resulted in new homes at the end of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century.
Horse and Carriage Tours:
Take a leisurely horse drawn carriage ride, reminiscent of 100 years ago. This is the best way to appreciate the architecture of the Prospect Hill Historic District, and to learn about Windham residents lives during the growth of Willimantic. Ride past the houses which are open for the Home Tour.
Reserve your seat on the horse drawn carriage for a unique opportunity to see Willimantic the way Victorians did. Twenty-five minute tours board at 201 Lewiston Avenue. Reserve your seat, in person at 201 Lewiston Avenue.
Additional activities will be available at local museums. List with links to the 2-3 museums that will be open.
Full Tour Ticket holders will be able to tour eight homes spanning three decades of home design.
Horse drawn carriage tour included with Full Tour Ticket.
Carriage Tour Only tickets, will be sold on a space available basis on Saturday.
Additional activities available at local museums.
Windham Textile and History Museum
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
Jillson House Museum - Windham Historical Society
Prospect Hill (View)
Willimantic, CT 06226
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|