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Connecticut's fine crafts and artisan work make shopping a joy

New England is a wonderful place to shop for fine crafts and handmade artisan work because of its long history, economic ingenuity, and rural traditions. A sterling example is silverwork and pewter work crafted by Paul Revere of Boston, which continues to influence today’s artists. Most states have guilds of artists, artisans, and crafts makers that promote local artistry and bring artisan products to the market. Local fine crafts often can be found at the larger farmers markets and festivals. As in other New England states, organizations of Native American tribes share their cultures with the public in many ways, among them museums that sell Indian jewelry, pottery, baskets, and other crafts.
September on Main Street - Historic Wethersfield, CT
Historic Wethersfield

From country stores to coffee roasters, historic Wethersfield is a delight for shoppers

From cozy antiques shops to coffee roasters and country stores, there is something for every shopper in historic Wethersfield. One of the delights of a vacation is bringing home discovered treasures. In Wethersfield, you can bring home that hard-to-find old-fashioned candy, a one-of-a-kind piece of handcrafted gold or silver jewelry, fine teas, vintage clothing, work from local artists – even packages of heirloom seeds. From country wares to current fads, the shops along Main Street feature an intriguing assortment of items. And don’t forget the museum shops for special gifts or the many in-season farmer’s stands and the farmers market for the freshest foods and artisanal products. Stop by the visitor’s center for more information.