Known as a great place for family and friends to meet, dine and enjoy the arts and culture.

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Middletown is known as a great place for family and friends to meet, dine and enjoy the arts and culture. Downtown Main Street, is full of international restaurants, shops, entertainment and family-friendly places. Stay overnight at the historic Inn at Middletown, stroll along the "Most Romantic Main Street" in the country (designated by the National Trust). Wesleyan University features visual and performing arts, world music events. Lady Katharine Cruises offers excursions along the Connecticut River. Step back in time at the Middlesex Historical Society to view their extensive collections and exhibits.

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Facts about Middletown

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1650.

Named from:

  • Was incorporated as a town under its origianl Indian name, "Mattabeseck."

County:

  • Middlesex.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Dean Acheson, statesman.
  • William Manchester, author.
  • Jules Dassin, film director.
  • James Naughton, actor.
  • Joey Logano, race car driver.
  • Willie Pep, boxer.
  • Alton Tobey, artist.
  • Titus Hosmer, lawyer and delegate to the Continental Congress.
  • Henry Clay Works, composer.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Wesleyan University.
  • KidCity Children's Museum.
  • Wesleyan Potters.
  • General Mansfield House.
  • Oddfellows Playhouse.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Cruise Night on Main, June.
  • Fireworks Festival, around the the 4th of July.
  • 5K Summer Fun Run, July.
  • Shakespeare on the Grove, July.
  • Summer Sound, summer concrt on Tuesdays, July through September.
  • Kids Art Children's Circus, August.
  • Motorcycle Mania, August.
  • Open Air Market, August.
  • Wesleyan Potters Exhibit & Sale, November.
  • Holiday on Main Street, November and December (selected weekends).

Quality of the town/city:

  • Middletown is known as a great place for family and friends to meet, dine and enjoy the arts and culture. Downtown Main Street, is full of international restaurants, shops, entertainment and family-friendly places. Stay overnight at the historic Inn at Middletown, stroll along the "Most Romantic Main Street" in the country (designated by the National Trust). Wesleyan University features visual and performing arts, world music events. Lady Katharine Cruises offers excursions along the Connecticut River. Step back in time at the Middlesex Historical Society to view their extensive collections and exhibits.

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