Introduction to Hebron, Connecticut
Hebron, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 11 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center) and 82 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, located in the Hartford area, has 8,610 residents.
The town of Hebron was officially incorporated in 1708. Originally the majority of the town was farmland and agriculture was the main source of livelihood. Today, the farms have been replaced by corporations. The town, which was named after a biblical city, celebrated its 300th birthday in 2008.
Hebron and nearby Attractions
- Gay City State Park
- Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
- Mark Twain House
- Hicks - Stearns Museum
- Devil's Hopyard State Park
Things To Do In Hebron
Tourists visiting during autumn can enjoy the Hebron Harvest Fair, which is held annually. The town also celebrates the Maple Fest in winter. One can visit the Gay City State Park, which includes an 18th century abandoned mill town, along with old houses and stone walls. The park provides ample recreational opportunities from swimming, camping, and hiking, to biking. Devil's Hopyard State Park is a perfect picnic spot, and visitors may also pay a visit to the Mark Twain House where Twain lived from 1874 to 1891 and wrote classics including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Bradley International Airport offers air transportation.
Hebron Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut, and Wesleyan University.