Simsbury is one of Connecticut's oldest communities. The town was incorporated as Connecticut's twenty-first town in May 1670. The population in Simsbury has grown from 5,000 in 1950 to today's population of over 23,000. The town covers an area of approximately 34.5 square miles and is geographically located in Hartford County, approximately 14.5 miles west of the capital city Hartford. While Simsbury has experienced development in the past few decades, the Town government has been sensitive to maintaining the rural environment and historic charm that makes Simsbury the quintessential New England Community..
First Company Governor's Horse Guards is the oldest continuously active mounted cavalry unit in the United States. Troop drills every Thursday night are open to the public. Founded in 1788 by Hartford veterans of the Revolutionary War. Come by and see the beautiful horses.
The Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) has the arts spectrum covered. Whether you want to discover and nurture your own creativity and artistic abilities, visit with one or more of the 25 resident studio artists who create and sell their works on-site or browse and shop in the Arts Center's two galleries, you are invited to connect to this creative community that has evolved into one of the region's most innovative centers for artistic exploration. http://www.artsfvac.org
Farmington River tubing
92 Main Street
New Hartford, CT 06057
Farmington River Tubing will put you and your friends in their specially designed river tubes for a 2.5 mile ride down the wild and scenic Farmington River. Traveling over three sets of rapids, you'll experience a thrill as you splash through the white water.
150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. Every part of science will be at a visitor's fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.