Sunday December 8th, 2013, 10:00a - 3:00p, $2.00 donation.
Expect to find unique holiday gifts for your family and friends. Featured vendors from the Open Air Market will be selling their handmade products.
New Year's Day
January 1, 2014, 1:00p - 4:00p, Free
The Annual New Year's Day Open House will feature docent tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and music. Weather permitting, there will be guided walks on the grounds of the 1908 estate.
Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Show
February 23, 2014, 11:00a - 3:00p, $5.00 per person at the door.
The Wedding Show has been designed to help brides plan their special day at the Wadsworth Mansion. There will be vendors from different venues, each of whom have worked at Long Hill and are familiar with designing unique weddings in the historical building. There will be caterers, florists, photographers, rental companies, wedding cake bakers, as well as vendors who specialize in party favors and invitations, make-up, and hotel accommodations in the area.
Friends of Long Hill Tea
Sunday March 2, 2014 1:00p - 4:00p, $30.00 Reservations required.
Guests at the Wadsworth Mansion will be treated to a three course tea menu prepared by Kim's Cottage Confections and estate tea from The Green Room in the East and West Ballrooms, where Clarence and Katharine Wadsworth frequently threw their own lavish parties. Each table will be personally set and decorated by members of the Friends of Long Hill. Invited vendors will selling unique items in the loggia.
Seating is limited; reservations can be made by contacting the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, at 860-347-1064. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Long Hill, and sent to 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT 06457.
Sunday, TBD, 1:00p - 4:00p Free
A plethora of daffodils will still be in bloom to greet visitors as they follow the entrance drive leading to the Beaux Art style mansion for this annual celebration of spring. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the meadows planted by volunteers over the last decade. Throughout the afternoon there will be numerous activities for visitors wishing to celebrate spring.
Ongoing throughout the afternoon, docents from the Friends of Long Hill Estate will lead guided tours of the Mansion providing a narrative that details the history of the Estate. Furniture donated by the Wadsworth Family will be on display in the History Room.
Music at the Mansion Summer Series
- July 2, 2014 TBD
- July 9, 2014 TBD
- July 16, 2014 TBD
- July 23, 2014 TBD
- July 30, 2014 TBD
All of the concerts will begin at 6:30p. The grounds will be open for picnicking at 5:30p. Parking will be at the Mansion, at the Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road. Concerts will be held in light rain, or the threat of showers. Concerts will be cancelled in electrical storms or threat to the wellbeing of the musicians or their instruments.
Open Air Market & Festival
August 24, 2014, 10:00a - 4:00p
The historic Mansion will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where a variety of vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products. One can stroll from tent to tent purchasing fresh produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans, such as potters, painters, and jewelers have been invited to sell their work. Visitors will be encouraged to lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music performed on the patio. Families can bring their children and spend the day. It will be a day to discover the Wadsworth Mansion, enjoy music and art, and experience the tradition of shopping at an open-air market.
Haunted Halloween Party
Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00p - midnight. Tickets are $38.00*
Dress as one of Colonel Clarence Wadsworth's guests or your favorite ghoul and join in the festivities, which include signature drinks, light fare, dancing to the music of a DJ, portraits, fortune telling and more.
*Tickets will not be sold at the door.