The pleasant colonial character of Wethersfield's early days is apparent in its outstanding number of preserved homes and buildings.
Wethersfield is located along the Connecticut River and borders Hartford, Newington and Rocky Hill. The town's motto 'Ye Most Auncient Towne in Connecticut' represents its rich history. Established in 1634, Wethersfield is located in a central part of Connecticut. The town has easy access to Hartford and surrounding towns via several major state highways. The neighborhood of Old Wethersfield is the state's largest historic district and is home to the Silas Dean House, Jospeh Webb House and Buttolph-Williams House, which are all listed as National Historic Landmarks. Wethersfield has a total of over 150 distinctive Colonial homes. In addition to numerous boutique shops and popular restaurants, Wethersfield has several attractions including Wethersfield Museum, Webb Stevens Museum, Wethersfield Cove and Old Wethersfield. Outstanding recreational activities include tennis, ice skating, swimming and golf, as well as organized team sports and a summer day camp. Marine delights are at scenic Wethersfield Cove, a natural inlet on the Connecticut River. Heritage Way, is a multi-use path that links Wethersfield's open areas and recreational facilities together. Residents passionately support a modern school system, which includes five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. There are also many preschools available.