Local Attractions

Local Attractions

MOVIES, CONCERTS & THEATERS

Rave Cinemas (7 min away)
99 Redstone Road
Manchester, CT
(860) 646-4555
www.ravecinemas.com

Comcast Theatre (16 min away)
61 Savitt Way
Hartford, CT
(860) 548-7370
livenation.com/Comcast-Theatre

Bushnell Center for Performing Art (25 min away)
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(888) 824-2874
bushnell.org

ATHLETICS, AMUSEMENTS, & PARKS

YMCA - Indian Valley Family Branch (12 min away)
11 Pinney Street, Ellington, CT
(860) 871-0008
www.ghymca.org/indian

Manchester Country Club (14 min away)
305 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 646-0103
www.mancc.com

Nomads Adventure Quest (15 min away)

100 Bidwell Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 290-1177
www.nomadsadventurequest.com

Wickham Park (10 min away)
1329 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 528-0856
www.wickhampark.org

Valley Falls Park (11 min away)
300 Valley Falls Road
Vernon, CT 06066
(860) 870-3520
www.walkct.org/walks

Crandall Park (15 min away)
64 Cider Mill Road
Tolland, CT 08084
(860) 871-3600
www.tolland.org/crandall-park

MUSEUMS & HISTORIC HOUSES

Lutz Children's Museum (12 min away)
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-0949
www.lutzmuseum.org

Connecticut Science Center (15 min away)
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 724-3623
ctsciencecenter.org

The Children’s Museum (20 min away)
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 231-2824
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (15 min away)
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-2670
www.thewadsworth.org

Old State House (15 min away)
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-6766
www.ctoldstatehouse.org

Mark Twain House (18 min away)
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford CT, 06105
(860) 247-0998
www.marktwainhouse.org

Museum of Connecticut History (18 min away)
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 757-6535
www.museumofcthistory.org

Connecticut Historical Society (20 min away)
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
www.chs.org

Six Flags New England (35 min away)
1623 Main Street – Rt. 159
Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 786-9300
www.sixflags.com/parks/newengland


Zoo in Forest Park (35 min away)
302 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01138
(413) 733-2251
forestparkzoo.org


Old Sturbridge Village (45 min away)
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01655
(508) 347-3362
www.osv.org


Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens (65 min away)
281 Greenfield Road – Rts. 5 & 10
South Deerfield, MA 01373
(413) 665-2805
www.magicwings.net


Mystic Aquarium & Institute For Explorations (70 min away)
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-5955
www.mysticaquarium.org


Foxwoods Casino (60 min away)
350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(800) 369-9663
www.foxwoods.com


Mohegan Sun Casino (60 min away)
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Montville, CT 06382
(888) 226-7711
mohegansun.com

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About our Town:

Manchester, Connecticut

 The area known as Manchester began its recorded history as the camping grounds for the Podunk Tribe – a small band of peaceful Indians. English settlement began about 1673, some 40 years after Thomas Hooker led a group of Puritans from Massachusetts Bay Colony to found Hartford. This area was a part of Hartford and was called “Five Mile Tract.” Later, the area came to be called Orford Parish and was part of East Hartford, which had separated from Hartford in 1783.

The Hockanum River and 6 brooks ran through Manchester in the early 1800s, providing a ready source of water power for manufacturing woolen mills that were in operation on Hilliard Street from 1780 until the mid-20th century. When it closed in the 1940s, the Hilliard Company was the oldest family-owned, continuously operated factory in the U.S. The first successful cotton mill in Connecticut (begun in 1794) was taken over by the Union Manufacturing Co. in 1819. By 1850, cotton ginghams were made at the Union Company mills in North Manchester by nearly 200 women and men, including many Irish immigrants.

The first Catholic Church in town, St. Bridget’s was built in 1858 to serve this new population. A railroad line linking Manchester to Hartford was completed in 1849, making Depot Square a hub of commercial activity. Cheney Brothers was founded in South Manchester in 1838. They became world famous for premium quality silk thread and fabrics as well as for the invention of innovative silk processing techniques.

An employee of Cheney Brothers, Christopher Spenser, who also was the inventor of the Spencer repeating rifle, won early fame as a mechanical genius by inventing a silk spooling machine. Cheney Brothers were renowned as well for their generosity and public spiritedness, building over the course of 50 years a “model community” of workers’ housing and contributing assets such as schools, Cheney Hall, a public library, the Hall of Records, public utilities and land for churches and parks.

The Civil War disrupted many lives, taking 268 young men from Manchester; 48 never returned. After the war, people in town launched many new commercial enterprises such as the stores of Watkins Bros., J. W. Hale Co. and C. E. House & Son, Inc. (later known as House and Hale).

The staff of Baymont Inn & Suites welcomes you to Manchester and hopes you enjoy your stay here.

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Contact

Baymont Inn And Suites of Manchester - Hartford CT

20 Taylor Street,

Manchester, CT 06042

Phone. 860-643-5645

Fax. 860-643-1897

Email. Info@BaymontCT.com