Cheney Homestead 106 Hartford Rd, Manchester, CT06040 The Cheney Homestead is a museum kept up by the Manchester Historical Society. It offers a rich history to explore. It…More was built in 1785 and is one of Manchester's treasures. With the Keeney School replica built right next door, this is an educational and family-friendly outing.
Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society 230 Pine St, Manchester, CT06040 Set in a 1901 firehouse, this museum offers a glimpse into the past of firefighting with a large display of…More historical items, including several horse drawn carriages along with a motorized 1911 American Water Tower, the only water tower to be used in Connecticut. Private tours are available upon request. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested.
Manchester History Center, operated by the Manchester Historical Society, is a museum and store that chronicles the…More community's industrial past. The center itself is housed in the 30,000 square foot machine shop building of the former Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company.</p>
<p>Tours of the building include machinery and looms used by the company during its operation in the 19<sup>th</sup> and early 20<sup>th</sup> centuries. Tours are operated by donation.</p>