Hatheway House
Suffield, CT

Shaded by a 300-year-old sycamore tree, the Hatheway House provides a glimpse of 18th century life. The main block of the house was built in the 1760s by Shem Burbank for his bride. Here they raised a large family until financial reverses forced the sale of the property to Oliver Phelps, a prosperous land speculator. To reflect his increasing wealth, Phelps altered the existing house and in 1794 added a wing in the current high fashion. This wing still has rooms with their original vibrant-colored French wallpapers. After Phelps’ death in debt, the house was purchased by Asahel Hatheway and it remained in the Hatheway family for a century. Today, the site is maintained by the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society as an historic house museum. The attractive grounds are set off from the street with an ornate fence built by Phelps. A handsome summer house overlooks formal flower beds, maintained by the local garden club.


55 South Main Street (Route 75), Suffield, CT 06078 From the south, take exit 40 from Interstate 91 and proceed west on Route 20 to reach Route 75. Go north to Suffield. From the north, take exit 47 from Interstate 91 and proceed west on Route 190 to reach Route 75. Turn left to go south to the museum.

Open for afternoon tours on designated days from May 15 to October 15, or by prior appointment. Call for current schedule.

Adults: $10
Students with ID, Seniors (65+),
AAA members & Teachers: $8

Town Residents & Children age 6-18: $5
Children under 6 & CTL Members: Free
Family Price (2 adults & unlimited number of children): $20

Founded in 1936, the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society is a non-profit organization chartered to preserve the heritage of the state of Connecticut. It presently maintains eight historic house museums throughout the state and sponsors programs for its members including the publication of the Antiquarian.

For information call or write: Connecticut Landmark Society
394 Main Street
Hartford, CI 06103
(860) 247-8996
Partially Funded by a Grant from
North Central Connecticut
Tobacco Valley Convention and
Visitors District