Phelps Tavern Museum

Phelps Tavern Museum

The mission of the society is to promote an appreciation of the history of Simsbury, its people, places, and events, and their importance to the region and our country. The society collects, preserves, and interprets significant historical resources for Simsbury residents and visitors so that the past may enrich the future. Three successive generations of Phelps tavernkeepers are chronicled along with the social history of taverns in New England. From Masonic meetings to ordination balls, the Phelps Tavern hosted townspeople and travelers who arrived by horse, stagecoach and canal boat.