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Capitol Theater

896 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226



Phone: 860-465-5636
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The historic Capitol Theater is a beautifully renovated, former movie and vaudeville theater that today houses both ACT, EASTCONN’s arts magnet high school, and the Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA), a regional arts academy for all ages.

Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

55 Bridge Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


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Open Saturdays & Sundays
10:00am to 4:00pm
First Weekend in May through the Last Weekend of October


Phone: 860-456-9999
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The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is located off Bridge Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut, on the original site of the Columbia Junction Freight Yard. Our collection includes locomotives and rolling stock, as well as vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse reconstructed on the original foundation.

The Willimantic Footbridge


Willimantic, CT 06226



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The Willimantic Footbridge was erected in 1906. It cost $12,000.00 to build, a lot of money in 1906. The 635 foot long Willimantic Footbridge is the only structure east of the Mississippi River to span a highway, railroad tracks, and a river (the Willimantic River). In 1978 the footbridge was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Thread City Crossing

thread city crossing
Willimantic, CT 06226


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One of the more intentionally unusual structures in Connecticut is The Frog Bridge of Willimantic, also known as the Thread City Crossing. 


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Spanning the Willimantic River, the nearly 500-foot bridge was completed in 2000 at a cost of $13 million and connects routes 66 and 32, and would be fairly unremarkable if not for the four 11-foot frogs sitting atop giant spools of thread. -Text courtesy of DamnedCT.com

Windham Historical Society

627 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226



Phone: 860-456-2316
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The Windham Historical Society is located in the Jillson House which was the home of William Jillson. The house was built from stones quarried out of the Willimantic River in 1825. In 1851 the Willimantic Linen Company bought the mills and the house. The building was them sold and converted into apartments. It was vacant for many years and fell into decay. In the late 1960s Dr. Braw Rafferty headed the project of restoration. In 1976 it was bought by the Historical Society.

Windham Textile & History Museum

411 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


Hours and Info:

Fri, Sat & Sun  – 10 am – 4 pm


Phone: (860) 456-2178
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The Windham Textile and History Museum (The Mill Museum), located in the historic former headquarters of the American Thread Company of Willimantic, Connecticut, is a non-profit educational institution housing a museum, a library, and an archive. Through its exhibits, programs, and collections, the museum preserves and interprets the history of textiles, textile arts and the textile industry, with special emphasis on the experiences of the craftspeople, industrial workers, manufacturers, inventors, designers, and consumers.

Windham Theatre Guild

779 Main Street
P.O. Box 802
Willimantic, CT 06226



Phone: 860-423-2245
Email: windhamtheatre@aol.com
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Community Theater featuring drama, musicals, dinner theater, chorus, Shakespeare, comedy, and other events.

LISTINGS
1. Artspace Windham 480 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-423-1283
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2. Capitol Theater 896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-465-5636
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3. Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum 55 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-456-9999
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4. Grasshopper Arts Dance Studio 1125 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-208-3203
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5. Kerri Art Studio and Gallery 861 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-456-8615
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6. The Willimantic Footbridge Willimantic, CT 06226
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7. Thread City Crossing thread city crossing, Willimantic, CT 06226
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8. Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Assoc. 896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-456-1666
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9. Windham Historical Society 627 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-456-2316
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10. Windham Textile & History Museum 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: (860) 456-2178
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11. Windham Theatre Guild 779 Main Street P.O. Box 802, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-423-2245
Email: windhamtheatre@aol.com
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P.O Box 1257
Willimantic, CT 06226

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WillimanticDowntown.org was partially funded by a grant from Connecticut Main Street Center and the ‘Preservation of Place’ program in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office with funds from Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut
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