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.

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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.

June 2023

A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Ekklesia Ballet

Ekklesia School of Ballet will showcase an original remake of the classic comedic Shakespeare play that explores friendship, love, and human connections. Performance will be held outdoors on our terrace. Free! ...
06 Jun
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 concert line up is as follows: June 28th - Eight to the Bar July 5th - Sister Funk July 12th - Hartford Jazz Orchestra July 19th - Feels Like Foreigner July 26th - The Cartells ...
28 Jun - 26 Jul
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
August 2023

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. ...
27 Aug
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 2023

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 will go on sale September 15. ...
27 Oct
7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
November 2023

Messages of Love with the CT Medium

You are invited to spend a night filled with light, love, and messages from beyond on Friday, November 17th. The Mansion welcomes the CT Medium, Kate Howe for a gallery reading. ...
17 Nov
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
December 2023

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. Tickets will go on sale in November. ...
01 - 17 Dec
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday Bazaar

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! ...
03 Dec
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
March 2024

Friends of Long Hill Tea

The Friends of Long Hill are thrilled to be hosting their annual tea at the Mansion! Tickets go on sale January 2024. ...
24 Mar
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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