Waterbury, also known as “The Brass City,” has a rich mix of historic architecture with a classic New England feel.

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Waterbury, also known as, “The Brass City”, has a rich mix of historic architecture with a classic New England feel. Downtown has transformed into a vibrant center for shoppers, residents, and students of UCONN’s Waterbury branch campus. Visit Brass Mill Shopping Center with dozens of shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. Stop by Fascia’s Chocolates, a family owned and operated chocolate factory. Small batches of chocolates are made fresh every day to ensure the highest quality and freshness possible. Fascia’s also offers the “full chocolate experience”, welcoming you into their factory for a tour, tasting and even the opportunity to create your own chocolate bar. Spend the evening at the historic Palace Theater and enjoy Broadway performances such as, Jersey Boys and Rent. If museums are more your style, visit the Mattatuck Museum, an art and regional history museum. Explore American art and cultural history exhibits with a focus on the history of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut.

Facts about

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1686.

Named from:

  • This town was named from abundant waters in the area.

County: 

  • New Haven.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Andre Deyo, singer/songwriter. Best known for Jennifer Lopez’s “Jenny from the Block”.
  • Porter Goss, former Director of the CIA.
  • Richard Mastracchio, NASA Astronaut.
  • Annie Leibovitz, celebrated portrait photographer.
  • Dylan McDermott, actor.
  • John Sirica, Watergate judge, TIME magazines “Person of the Year” in 1973.
  • Dave Wallace, former MLB pitching coach and former LA Dodgers General Manager.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Mattatuck Museum.
  • Palace Theater.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company.
  • Fascia’s Chocolates.
  • Seven Angels Theatre.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Are You Dense MusicFest, June.
  • Brass City BrewFest, September.
  • Waterbury Arts & Crafts Fair, November.

Quality of town/city:

  • Waterbury, also known as, “The Brass City”, has a rich mix of historic architecture with a classic New England feel. Downtown has transformed into a vibrant center for shoppers, residents, and students of UCONN’s Waterbury branch campus. Visit Brass Mill Shopping Center with dozens of shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. Stop by Fascia’s Chocolates, a family owned and operated chocolate factory. Small batches of chocolates are made fresh every day to ensure the highest quality and freshness possible. Fascia’s also offers the “full chocolate experience”, welcoming you into their factory for a tour, tasting and even the opportunity to create your own chocolate bar. Spend the evening at the historic Palace Theater and enjoy Broadway performances such as, Jersey Boys and Rent. If museums are more your style, visit the Mattatuck Museum, an art and regional history museum. Explore American art and cultural history exhibits with a focus on the history of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut. 

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