The King House Museum

It was in beautiful, historic Suffield that Dr. Alexander King built his home in 1764 on what has become one of New England's most admired Main Streets. Dr. King was a prominent leader of the local community, as well as a farmer and physician. His fine Georgian Colonial house still stands as an excellent example of the standard center-chimney structure of its day.

King's home, since 1960 the museum of the Suffield Historical Society, is filled with a great collection of early Connecticut Valley furniture. In addition, the museum's galleries display many interesting exhibits of local history.

Especially signficant is the Suffield cigar tobacco exhibit, as the town was for many decades one of the major sources of Connecticut Valley tobacco, as well as the location of the first cigar factory in the United States. Other exhibits include a large gathering of early flasks and bottles, an unusual set of tenth wedding anniversary tinware, and a large collection of Bennington pottery, along with many other examples of local memorabilia.



Hours


Show Floor Plan

Hours: May through September
Wednesday and Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Admission: Free. Donations welcomed.

Address: King House Museum
232 South Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078

Mailing address: P.O. Box 893
Suffield, CT 06078

Phone: 860-668-5256

Exhibits

2017 Exhibit - Suffield Players
This year's special summer exhibit, assembled creatively by The Suffield Players, is chock full of interesting old posters, programs, costumes and props.

Bennington Pottery Currently in storage
Large Bennington pottery collection.

Tinware Currently in storage
Tinware given to Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Loomis in honor of their tenth wedding anniversary in 1869.

Tobacco Memorabilia
Tobacco memorabilia and cigar making equipment, emphasizing the importance of tobacco growing to Suffield and The Connecticut Valley. Suffield had the first cigar factory (1810) in the United States.

Suffield Postcards
Collection of Suffield postcards depicting local scenes.

Button Display Currently in storage
Button display on loan from local members of the Acorn Button Club.

Connecticut Bottle and Flask Display
Connecticut bottle and flask display collected and donated by Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kulle.