Victorian Days are here again. Visit Willimantic for a glimpse of the good old days.
A healthy dose of nostalgia for the old days can be whetted with a visit to the 14th annual Victorian Days in Willimantic, May 31-June 3. Every year, the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association opens Victorian-style homes in Willimantic and South Windham for tours. This year, tours of local historic churches have been added to the lineup on Saturday only.
The weekend will have a plethora of activities, beginning with a walking tour of Main Street to kick off the event on Thursday, May 31. The tour includes a stop at the Franklin Hall Vaudeville Theatre. And on Friday, June 1, a free brass band concert will be held at the First Congregational Church.
Home and historic site tours will be held Saturday and Sunday. Tour stops include 10 homes (visit the website for details), Willimantic Camp Meeting Association, the Elks Lodge, Old Willimantic Cemetery, Windham Mills and the town hall with the Connecticut’s Connection to the Titanic exhibit. Tours of the Garden on the Bridge will also be available, along with concerts, other exhibits and Victorian teas.
The historic town boasts over 600 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Find a full schedule here.