9 West Main Street Entrance

9 West Main Street Entrance

Chester Museum at The Mill

Located at a historic 1860s mill site overlooking a waterfall, Chester Museum at The Mill features two floors of award-winning permanent and seasonal changing exhibits.  While the Society has been active since 1970, the building was purchased in 2000 and opened as a museum in 2009.  Located in Chester Center, it also serves as the office for the Society and holds much of its collections and archives. The museum is open weekends from June through October or by appointment.

Discover Chester's History

Chester Center, 1914

Chester Center, 1914

The Chester Historical Society promotes an interest in the history of Chester Connecticut as a prototypical New England small town that has survived and thrived by adapting to cultural, economic, and demographic changes since its settlement in the mid 1600s.