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Latest news & events at the Heublein Tower
Tower News

Help Light the Beacon!

The Heublein Tower is so much more than a structure to the residents and visitors of the greater Farmington Valley. An architectural landmark since 1914, …

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Hike to the Mic

Hike to the Mic 2021 Dates Announced

We’re excited to announce the 2021 Hike to the Mic event will be held on the third weekend of August. We are currently planning to …

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Heublein Tower Featured in Local Connecticut

Recently localconnecticut.net created a list of the top ten Connecticut state parks you should visit in 2021. The Heublein Tower and Talcott Mountain State Park was listed as a must see.

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OPERATION RESTORATION

Become a Volunteer

Friends of Heublein Tower are always looking for dedicated volunteers. Flexible commitment; volunteer one event per year, weekly or anything in between. There are multiple areas and positions where volunteer support is needed. To find out more, click here.

Donate To The Tower

The Friends of the Heublein tower relies on the generosity of our volunteers, guests and visitors to maintain the beauty of the tower and its surrounding grounds. Your monetary donation will 100% directly fund tower related projects and restorations. Thank you for your considerations.

DID YOU KNOW?

Fun facts about the Heublein Tower and family
  • Great Reception

    From 1948 to 1950, WTHT, an FM station operated by The Hartford Times, used the tower as its antenna site

  • It's How Steak is Done

    In 1895 the Heublein family begins manufacturing A-1 Steak Sauce in the U.S.

  • A Presidential Offer

    Many famous people have been guests at the Heublein Tower. In the early 1950s, at a Hartford Times gala, the Republican Party asked General Dwight Eisenhower to run for president.

  • How the Wind Blows

    Original designers Smith and Bassette designed the Heublein Tower to withstand 100 MPH winds.

  • X-Ray Vision

    At the turn of the 20th century, Arthur Heublein,a doctor at Hartford Hospital, pioneered the use of X-rays and radium treatments for cancer patients.

  • Going Up!

    The Heublein Tower was one of the first private residences to purchase and install an Otis Elevator during the Victorian Era.

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Feet Tall

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Steps to the Top

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Ft Above Farmington Valley

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Acre Grounds
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