Hours, Locations, Directions, and Admission


The Manchester History Center


175 Pine Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
860-647-9983


Exhibits, special events, lectures, a museum store, exhibits,and administrative offices are located at The History Center.

Hours of operation:
THE HISTORY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FOR VACATION JULY 4 TO JULY 8. Administrative offices are open by appointment, phone 860-647-9983. Lectures and exhibits at the History Center are listed on the Events page. Museum store hours are generally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, but please phone ahead 860-647-9983 to ensure that a volunteer can greet you. If Manchester's schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Museum Store may also close, so please phone ahead, 860-647-9983.
Driving Directions to The Manchester History Center
From Hartford, eastbound on Route 84, Exit 59 to I-384 East.
Take Exit 3 off I-384. Right off the exit ramp onto South Main Street. At the first light, take a left onto Hartford Road. Take the second right onto Pine Street. The History Center is on the right, at the corner of Forest Street. The parking lot is just beyond the building.

From Providence, R.I. and Bolton, CT, westbound on I-384 West.
Take Exit 3 off I-384. Left off the exit onto Charter Oak Street. Straight through first light (intersection with Main Street), and stay straight -- name of road changes to Hartford Road. Take the second right onto Pine Street. The History Center is on the right, at the corner of Forest Street. The parking lot is just beyond the building.


Old Manchester Museum



126 Cedar Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
860-647-9742.


Exhibits, archives, and a museum store are located at this museum.

Hours of operation:
The Old Manchester Museum and its museum store are generally open from May to mid-December. Please phone in advance for a tour 860-647-9983. Suggested donation is $5.00 per person (members and those age 16 and under free). The research facility is open by appointment throughout the year; phone curator David Smith, 860-647-9742.
Driving Directions to The Old Manchester Museum
From Hartford, eastbound on Route 84, Exit 59 to I-384 East.
Take Exit 3 off I-384. Right off the exit ramp onto South Main Street. At the first light, take a left onto Hartford Road. Take the second right onto Pine Street, and then the second left onto Pleasant Street. Take the first left onto Cedar Street. The museum is on the right at the end of the street.

From Providence, R.I. and Bolton, CT, westbound on I-384 West.
Take Exit 3 off I-384. Left off the exit onto Charter Oak Street. Straight through first light (intersection with Main Street), and stay straight -- name of road changes to Hartford Road. Take the second right onto Pine Street. Take the second left onto Pleasant Street. Take the first left onto Cedar Street. The museum is on the right at the end of the street.


Cheney Homestead and Keeney Schoolhouse on the grounds of the Homestead


106 Hartford Road
Manchester, Connecticut

Hours of operation:
Open seasonally except holidays, and also by appointment and for special events. Please call 860-647-9983 for more information.
Driving Directions to The Cheney Homestead and Keeney Schoolhouse
From Hartford, eastbound on Route 84, Exit 59 to I-384 East.
Take Exit 3 off I-384. Right off the exit ramp onto South Main Street. At the first light, take a left onto Hartford Road. The Homestead is the third building on the left, approximately a quarter mile from the light.

From Providence, R.I. and Bolton, CT, westbound on I-384 West.
Take Exit 3 off I-384. Left off the exit onto Charter Oak Street. Straight through first light (intersection with Main Street), and stay straight -- name of road changes to Hartford Road. The Homestead is the third building on the left, approximately a quarter mile from the light.

Suggested admission fee for the Old Manchester Museum, Cheney Homestead, and exhibits at all sites: $5. Free for members and for those under 16. Costs for lectures, history walks, and other programs are listed on the Events page.