Public Events

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Wednesday Historical Tours

On Wednesdays from 2:00pm until 4:00pm, the Wadsworth Mansion is open for historic tours by appointment. Docents from the Friends of Long Hill Estate lead guided tours of the Mansion, providing a narrative that details the history of the Estate and the five million dollar renovation. Furniture donated by the Wadsworth Family is on display in the History Room. Please call ahead to confirm tours are being held. Large groups and bus tours can be accommodated with advance notice.

The Friends of Long Hill Estate are looking for volunteers to tell the Wadsworth Mansion story. If you are interested in becoming a docent please contact Megan Bush 860 347 1064.

Tea service and floral centerpiece

Spot of Tea & Tour

On the second Wednesday of every month, the docents will sweeten their accounts of the Wadsworth family story with some dainty goodies and a cup of tea. The “Spot of Tea & Tour” will be served in the Mansion’s fabled tradition of hospitality and will be offered between 2:00 – 3:00pm. A $5 per person donation is appreciated. Please call to make a reservation at 860-347-1064.

October 2022

Haunted Halloween Bash

Our most anticipated event returns this October! Dress in your best costume and join us as we transform the Mansion for a spooky night of dancing, food, and thrills! Ages 21+ only. Tickets on sale NOW! ...
28 Oct
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
November 2022
December 2022
The Wadsworth Mansion presents A Christmas Carol with the East Haddam Stage Company

A Christmas Carol

Come join us for an old classic presented in a new way. This December, experience “A Christmas Carol” at the Wadsworth Mansion. This 90-minute immersive theater experience will take you on a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge. Walk into his bedroom and follow along as three ethereal spirits teach him about his past, present and future. Step into Fezziwig’s party and dance along. Immerse yourself in this classic tale as you experience the mansion in a new light. Recommended for ages 8 and up, our new telling involves moderate walking, including being outside for short periods of time. ...
02 - 18 Dec
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Expect to find unique holiday gifts for your family and friends. Featured vendors from the Open Air Market will be selling their handmade products. Come and shop for the holidays! Enjoy lunch and hot beverages in the bar provided by David Alan Catering. All vendor slots for the 2021 Holiday Bazaar have been filled. To be considered for future events, please complete our online Vendor Application Form. See below for a list of this years participating vendors ...
04 Dec
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
March 2023
April 2023
June 2023
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Music at the Mansion

Each Wednesday in July, the Wadsworth Mansion will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking, and shows on the Mansion’s back lawn will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public however, donations are accepted and appreciated. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics or enjoy delicious food from a participating food truck. ...
28 Jun - 26 Jul
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
August 2023
Lots of people and vendors on lawn

Open Air Market & Festival

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. ...
27 Aug
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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