2021 Season Hours:
The Heublein Tower will be open for visiting from Friday – Monday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
Please Note: The state of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection requires face masks for ALL museums and nature center visitors regardless of vaccination status. We thank you in advance for understanding and cooperating with this requirement.
Directions to the Heublein Tower:
From I-91 North or South: Take Exit 35B, which is the Bloomfield Route 218 exit. This road is also known as Cottage Grove Road. Follow Cottage Grove Road heading west until you reach Route 185. Follow Route 185 towards Simsbury. At the top of the hill, the entrance to Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower will be on your left.
From I-84 East or West: Take the Route 44 Exit. Follow Route 44 heading west until you reach the intersection of Route 218. Take a right on Rte 218 and follow north until you reach Route 185 in Simsbury. Take a left on Route 185 towards Simsbury. At the top of the hill, Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower is on your left.
There is NO access to the Heublein Tower from Montevideo Road
Tower Trail Map
The Hike Up
The Tower Trail is 1.25 miles long; a walk to the Tower takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes. Also running through the park is a section of the Metacomet Trail, developed and maintained with volunteer assistance by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.
Heublein Tower historic home and museum is accessible by walking trail only. The museum is open Thursday through Monday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. From Labor Day weekend through October 31st the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Museum hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday through Monday. Pets, food, drink, and walking sticks are not allowed in the museum.