Please note that all March and April programs have been canceled or postponed. We will continue to assess the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and let you know of rescheduled dates as soon as we can.

March 21 – Hearth Cooking, canceled
April 2 – Genealogy Support Group, canceled
April 9 – Shad Derby Trivia Night, postponed
April 18 – Annie’s Home Book Launch Party, postponed
April 25 – House Tour, postponed

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Photo by Len Hellerman.

The House Tour is postponed. We’ll let you know of the new date as soon as possible.


A striking selection of beautifully and creatively furnished historic Windsor residences will be open for public touring. See homes from several centuries built in a variety of architectural styles.

Windsor Historical Society’s house tour is a beloved community event that has occurred every other April since 2002. The tour is a major fundraiser for the Society, supporting public programs for schoolchildren and adults and the operation of our historic houses, research library, exhibition galleries, and family learning center.

“You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting an active, community spirited museum and preservation organization in Connecticut’s oldest town,” notes Doug Shipman, Executive Director of Windsor Historical Society.

$30 in advance; $35 day-of-tour tickets. $5 discount is offered for House Tour volunteers.

Volunteers Needed!

Friendly volunteers who enjoy meeting people are being sought to help with a special one-day event drawing hundreds to Windsor. Volunteer hosts are needed at each home to make visitors feel welcome, provide brief interpretation on interior architectural details and keep an eye on the homeowner’s furnishings and collectibles.

“Several volunteer hosts will be on duty in each home at all times, reporting to a head volunteer or liaison for each of the houses,” explains Ed Paquette, house tour chair. “The week before the tour, all volunteers will be invited to their assigned house to receive training and information about the home.”

Volunteers are asked to make a two-hour commitment as well as attend the training session. Shifts are short because many volunteers want the option of purchasing tickets and taking the tour themselves.

Tickets are $35 on the day of the tour and $30 beforehand. We offer volunteers the option of $5 off your ticket purchase although you may choose to pay full price since it is a fundraiser. We can accommodate groups of friends who want to volunteer together, so please share this request with friends and neighbors.

The tour is a major fundraiser for the Society, supporting public programs for schoolchildren and adults and the operation of our historic houses, research library, exhibition galleries, and family learning center.

“Volunteers will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting an active, community spirited museum and preservation organization in Connecticut’s oldest town,” notes Doug Shipman, Executive Director of Windsor Historical Society. To volunteer, or for more information about the house tour, please contact Ed Paquette at 860-818-8024 or ed@catpaq.com.   We look forward to working with you!