Town of Bethlehem

Nestled in the Litchfield Hills, this quaint New England Town is filled with history; from the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden to the Bethlehem Fair, providing entertainment for over 60 years. 

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Bethlehem is a small town nestled within the Litchfield hills region. With a population of just over 3,500, this town offers residents and visitors quite a bit of recreation and attractions. The Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery is a family operated business creating homemade wines from estate grown grapes and locally grown fruit. March Farm is also a family operated business offering over 50 acres of pick-your-own fruits, like: strawberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. The Bellamy-Ferriday House, built in 1754, is a Connecticut landmark and well-preserved piece of history. Today, the house is surrounded by a luscious garden with an abundance of rare plants, open to the public for walking tours and seasonal events.

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Facts about Bethlehem

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1787.

Named from:

  • This town was named from the Hebrew translation, “house of bread.”

County:

  • Litchfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Christine Baranski, actress.
  • Dolores Hart, former actress who appeared with Elvis Presley.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Bethlehem Vineyard & Winery.
  • March Farm.
  • Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden.
  • Old Bethlehem Historical Society Museum.
  • Long Meadow Pond.

Annual visitor’s events:

  • Bethlehem Fair (September).
  • CT Garlic and Harvest Festival (October).
  • Christmas Town Festival (December).

Quality of town/city:

  • Bethlehem is a small town nestled within the Litchfield hills region. With a population of just over 3,500, this town offers residents and visitors quite a bit of recreation and attractions. The Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery is a family operated business creating homemade wines from estate grown grapes and locally grown fruit. March Farm is also a family operated business offering over 50 acres of pick-your-own fruits, like: strawberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. The Bellamy-Ferriday House, built in 1754, is a Connecticut landmark and well-preserved piece of history. Today, the house is surrounded by a luscious garden with an abundance of rare plants, open to the public for walking tours and seasonal events. 

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