Welcome to the Town of Chester, Connecticut, settled in 1692. Chester is a beautiful small rural town that has grown and adapted since its historic beginnings as a shipbuilding and mill town. Often described as quaint and unique, Chester has a picturesque Main Street with interesting architecture, elegant shops, art galleries, superior restaurants, and the world renowned Goodspeed Opera House’s local Norma Terris Theatre. Located on the hillside of the Connecticut River, we have a number of marinas, lakes, hidden streams, cascading waterfalls, thousands of acres of state forest, and hiking trails. We also have a Y.M.C.A. camp and small airport. We celebrate community, the outdoors, art, history, music, theater, crafts, cuisine and conversation. We cherish our small town way of life, striving to preserve it as we live fully embracing life in the 21st century.
Chester is a vibrant town full of creative people who welcome all to visit. With year round town-wide events, it is always a good time to come to Chester. Easy to get to by car, rail, air, or boat, we are just over 2 hours from both New York City and Boston. Come experience all Chester has to offer. You will want to stay longer than you planned.

Town Notices

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Main Street Reconstruction Project Phase I Notice to Contractors Invitation to Bid


Sealed bids for the construction of Phase I of the Main Street Reconstruction project will be received by the Town of Chester, Connecticut at the First Selectman’s office, 203 Middlesex.. read more

Chester Library Expansion Update


The Town of Chester’s application for a $1 million CT State Library Construction Grant that would assist with building a new library in North Quarter Park was approved by the State.. read more

Bulletin Board

Celebrate the End of Winter at Chester’s Spring Carnivale April 12, 2015


What a winter we had! Chester’s 25th Annual Winter Carnivale had to be cancelled because of the weather on Feb. 15, but now it’s back, reborn as Spring Carnivale. On.. read more

Chester Public Library Building Committee


April 1 – The Chester Public Library Building Committee invites you to attend its upcoming meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Hall.  Meetings are planned for the.. read more

Tip from Chester’s Energy Team


If you’re considering replacing or upgrading your heating system (and this includes heat pumps), check out this link at EnergizeCT.    Energy-efficient heating equipment saves you money and zero-interest financing helps.. read more

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