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The Storyteller's Cottage

The Storyteller's Cottage is unique venue for literary events and adventures. Our vintage Victorian house is a portal to all kinds of amazing literary worlds. Join us to immerse yourself in your favorite book!

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The Storyteller's Cottage is the center of a vibrant literary community that includes readers, writers, artists and creators of imaginative projects of all sorts.  Join us for exciting public events like our popular Outlander Evening, Lizzie Bennet's Boozy Tea, Midnight in Paris Dinner, Hogwarts at Night for adults, Masquerade Balls and more.  Or join the Storyteller's Society, our unique writing club.  The Storyteller's Society is where creative and imaginative book-lovers can find their tribe.
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For even further immersion in your favorite novels, combined with the invigorating thrill of solving mysteries, visit our unique literary-themed escape rooms at our Great Scott! Mystery Rooms. Discover why that famous British mystery writer went missing in The Dame Disappears, or explore the Legend of the Fairy Queen, or help rescue a Victorian Adventurer in Save Sir Carter.
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Our house is full of imaginative spaces that are perfect for literary-themed gatherings.  Let our creative Literary Activities Team organize a unique event for you and your friends.  Whether you'd like to enjoy a birthday party, special book club meeting, holiday party,  baby or bridal shower, or even an intimate wedding, we have the imagination, experience and setting to make your dream event a reality! Rent our space for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, a Great Gatsby Jazz Supper Club, a Beatrix Potter baby shower, a Victorian Parlor Magic Show, or even a live murder mystery.  Whatever you can dream, we can create.
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When you can't come to us, we'll come to you!  

  • ​​Visit our YouTube page for FREE classes and activities, including film analysis, literary crafting demonstrations by the "real" Jane Austen, a charming penpal club, and fascinating interviews with local authors. Enjoy watching children's authors read their books in a virtual storytime as well.
  • ​Visit our Online Academy to download complete courses on video to watch at your convenience.  Learn how to get published from a successful local author, take courses at our version of "Hogwarts," dive into creative writing, and more.
  • ​Follow our Podcast, "Scribes of the Round Table: Secrets and Lore Behind the Door." In each episode, listen to three authors from the same genre discuss a thorny literary issue. 
  • Try our Mysteries by Mail. Get letters and clues via email for five days in a row, then solve the mystery from the comfort of your own home.

At The Storyteller's Cottage, there's something for everyone.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Groups Welcome, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals



750 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070


Tue.-Wed. 10-5, Thu. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 1-9, Sun. 1-6. Additional hours on evenings and weekends for special events.

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