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 and third 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 at 2:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required and must be purchased in advance through our online ticket platform. Large groups can be accommodated with advance arrangements. Call 860 347 1064 for parties over 12 guests. Please visit the ticket link to see dates and availability.

March 2024

Open Mic Poetry Night for Living Stories

The Wadsworth Mansion invites you to a fun evening of food and drink! Bring your poetry that expresses your story. This FREE event accompanies a gallery opening for the art installation of The Living Stories performance program which runs through the weekend. ...
07 Mar
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Living Stories with Ekklesia Ballet

In 2024, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet is creating a new work with the Cuatro Puntos Ensemble and Narratio, a refugee youth organization that supports creative expression for displaced populations. Fellows from the Narratio Fellowship Program will be telling their stories through poetry set to music by Iraqi composer Ameen Mokdad and visualized through choreography by ECB Artistic Director Elisa Schroth. Pre-Register to attend. ...
08 - 09 Mar
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Messages of Love with the CT Medium

You are invited to spend a night filled with light, love, and messages from beyond on Friday, March 22nd. The Mansion welcomes the CT Medium, Kate Howe for a gallery reading. Tickets on sale now! ...
22 Mar
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 February 2024. ...
24 Mar
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 2024
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Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Show

The ultimate wedding show experience for couples planning an extraordinary day! For more information and to pre-register, visit the event page. ...
14 Apr
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Daffodil Day

Join us for Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion! We are hosting a day of outdoor nature activities with Everyone Outside, food trucks, live music and a self run scavenger hunt. This event is FREE and open to the public. ...
21 Apr
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 2024

Music at the Mansion

Each Wednesday in July, the Wadsworth Mansion will open at 5:30 p.m. with food trucks, and shows on the Mansion’s back lawn will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert line up for 2024: July 3 - Souls on Fire July 10 - The Cartells July 17 - Austin James and the Nomads July 24 - Take 2 & Call Me in the Morning' July 31 - The Big Takeover ...
03 - 31 Jul
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
August 2024

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. ...
25 Aug
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 2024

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 go on sale September 14th, 2024! ...
26 Oct
7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
December 2024

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! ...
08 Dec
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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