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Tarrywile Mansion

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Over 700 acres of breath-taking views

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Famous Hearthstone Castle

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Over 30 miles of trails

Welcome Friends of Tarrywile Park!


fotsupportThe Friends of Tarrywile Park (FOT) is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization run by volunteers whose mission is to support the preservation and enhancement of Tarrywile Park – a prized treasure that consists of a magnificent Victorian mansion, a castle and over 700 bucolic acres of pristine open space offering some of the State’s best hiking, picnicking, fishing, mountain biking, dog walking, environmental education, bird watching or just whiling away the day surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Please take a few moments to explore our website. You will be amazed at the hidden treasures awaiting you at Tarrywile Park – no matter what your interest may be.

You are welcome to visit us anytime.

Upcoming Events


“Keeping Up The Castle”

Plans are being made to hold a panel discussion “Keeping Up The Castle” on the preservation of Hearthstone Castle on Thursday, March 30th at 2PM at the Haas Library on WestConn’s midtown campus.  The event will be free and open to the public. The Panel will address the Castle from various perspectives: the architectural aspects (Christopher Jend); some historical aspects including info on the past owners (Bill Devlin); the public history aspects of sites like this (Leslie Lindenauer); the City and Historical Society’s efforts towards preserving the site (Brigid Guertin); and community interest in the project (Mark Nolan).  This should be an interesting and important discussion for the future of the Castle. Brian Stevens, the archivist at WestConn, will moderate and help with the question/answer portion after the panelists have made their remarks.

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