Where to Stay
You’ll find inviting places to stay in Wethersfield and nearby towns. Start by booking a room at a classic bed & breakfast to give yourself time to experience everything!
If you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway that encompasses the best of autumn in New England, look no further than Wethersfield. One of the oldest towns in Connecticut, Wethersfield was founded in 1634 and is even represented by one of the three grapevines on Connecticut’s state flag. Just minutes from the capital city of Hartford, today Wethersfield remains a charming and inviting town, whose historic sites, unique dining and shops really come to life in the fall.
Historic Wethersfield embraces its celebrated—and sometimes dark—past, from the witchcraft trials that happened here years before the ones in Salem, Massachusetts, to playing a key role in the planning of the final battle of the Revolutionary War. Start your exploration at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, which is worth a visit any time of year, but in fall it has an extra dose of spooky. Around Halloween, you can even take one of their Witches and Tombstone tours! Also in October, don’t miss the town’s Lantern Light tours and their Scarecrows Along Main Street celebration. Of course, you can also hear about the more recent legends of local favorite Kevin the Turkey and buy souvenirs at the Old Wethersfield Country Store.
There is a wide range of terrific options for dining in Wethersfield, from small town favorites to fine dining along the Connecticut River. Authentic farm-to-table vibes make Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre a great place to stop in for coffee or a snack. Or, for a meal with a quirky location but truly dramatic views, enjoy a meal at River—A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar.