A Picture-Perfect New England Setting

Rich in early American history, full of New England charm, Connecticut attractions, and resplendent rural beauty, the region surrounding the Iron Horse InnĀ in Simsbury, Connecticut offers year-round activities and an ever changing palette of seasonal vistas.

Autumn brings its beautiful fall foliage to this perfect leaf peeping New England destination. Winter finds snow-covered hills, roaring fires, sleigh rides, and skiing. Get a bird’s-eye view of spring’s riotous blooms from a hot air balloon. Spend a lazy summer afternoon tubing or kayaking on the peaceful Farmington River. Explore the area’s early American history with visits to its quaint antique shops, many museums, historical homes, and other Connecticut attractions.

Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, a romantic escape, family fun or a unique corporate retreat you’ll find it all in this quintessential New England town. Simsbury is the perfect gateway to all Connecticut attractions and things to do in Connecticut.

Landmarks and Museums

  • Hill-Stead Museum – National Historic Landmark noted for 1901 mansion, grounds, and garden. See impressionist paintings in home of original collector. – Farmington, CT (5 miles)
  • Wadsworth Atheneum – America’s oldest public art museum, founded in 1842 and featuring a collection of American and European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. – Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Mark Twain House – Tour the Hartford home where Mark Twain lived and worked from 1874 to 1891, includes children’s activities and a Museum Shop. – Hartford, CT (8 miles)
  • Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead – Simsbury, CT (6 miles)
  • Connecticut Science Center – Planetarium – West Hartford, CT (6.3 miles)
  • New Britain Museum of American Art – New Britain, CT (14 miles)
  • CT Trolley Museum – East Windsor, CT (20.3 miles)
  • Norman Rockwell Museum – Stockbridge, MA (54.9 miles)
  • Governors Horse Guard – Avon, CT (2.9 miles)
  • National Iwo Jima Memorial – New Britain, CT (12 miles)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame – Springfield, MA (33.2 miles)
  • Sturbridge Village – Sturbridge, MA (51.6 miles)
  • New England Air Museum – Windsor Locks, CT (17 miles)
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center – Hartford, CT (8 miles)
  • Mystic Seaport – Mystic, CT (72.1 miles)

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