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Overview

Introduction to Woodstock, Connecticut

Woodstock, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 23 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Woodstock History

In the 1650s, a Puritan missionary named John Eliot established praying towns for Native Americans. Wabaquasset, the largest of those towns, was established on the land now occupied by Woodstock. The natives deserted the area during King Philip's War in 1675. Massachusetts bought the land in 1682, and 13 men from Roxbury, known as the Thirteen Goers, settled here in 1686. In 1690, it was named Woodstock by Judge Samuel Sewall. It became a part of Connecticut in 1749. Initially a farming community, Woodstock developed into an industrial town after the War of 1812.

Woodstock and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Brimfield State Forest
  • Roseland Cottage
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Things To Do In Woodstock

Local parks include the Bigelow Hollow State Park, Quaddick State Park, Mashamoquet Brook State Park and Mansfield Hollow State Park. Local museums include the Prudence Crandall Museum, the Hicks-Stearns Museum and the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. The Roseland Cottage is a popular local historical spot as well, holding evening concerts during summer months. The town hosts the Woodstock Fair every September.

Woodstock Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Woodstock Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and at the College of the Holy Cross.

Woodstock Almanac

CategoryValue
County Windham County
Standard Zip Codes6281
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.95
Approximate Longitude-71.98

Woodstock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Woodstock Public Libraries

Howard W. Bracken Memorial Library
57 ACADEMY RD
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-0046
North Woodstock Library
1286 RT. 169
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-2629
West Woodstock Library Association
5 BUNGAY HILL CONNECTOR
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 974-0376

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Woodstock Public Schools

Woodstock Academy
57 Academy Road
ZIP: 6281
High
Total Enrollment 1012
Woodstock Elementary School
24 Frog Pond Road
ZIP: 6281
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Woodstock Middle School
147 Route 169
ZIP: 6281
Middle
Total Enrollment 410

Woodstock Private Schools

Hyde School
150 Route 169
ZIP: 6281
Secondary
Total Enrollment 174
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