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Board President Awarded Hometown Hero

On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Simsbury Board of Selectmen presented the 2022 Hometown Hero awards to four recipients for their outstanding contributions to the …

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State News

2022 Tower Visiting Hours

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Heublein Tower will be open for visiting from Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm Gift Shop …

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Tower News

Heublein Highlights – Spring 2022

A message from the Friends of Heublein Tower, Board of Directors President, Jay T. Willerup: After a multi-year absence, I feel it’s time to get …

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OPERATION RESTORATION

Become a Volunteer

Friends of Heublein Tower are always looking for dedicated volunteers. Flexible commitment; volunteer one event per year, weekly or anything in between. There are multiple areas and positions where volunteer support is needed. To find out more, click here.

Donate To The Tower

The Friends of the Heublein tower relies on the generosity of our volunteers, guests and visitors to maintain the beauty of the tower and its surrounding grounds. Your monetary donation will 100% directly fund tower related projects and restorations. Thank you for your considerations.

DID YOU KNOW?

Fun facts about the Heublein Tower and family

Great Reception

From 1948 to 1950, WTHT, an FM station operated by The Hartford Times, used the tower as its antenna site

A Presidential Offer

Many famous people have been guests at the Heublein Tower. In the early 1950s, at a Hartford Times gala, the Republican Party asked General Dwight Eisenhower to run for president.

X-Ray Vision

At the turn of the 20th century, Arthur Heublein,a doctor at Hartford Hospital, pioneered the use of X-rays and radium treatments for cancer patients.

It's How Steak is Done

In 1895 the Heublein family begins manufacturing A-1 Steak Sauce in the U.S.

How the Wind Blows

Original designers Smith and Bassette designed the Heublein Tower to withstand 100 MPH winds.

Going Up!

The Heublein Tower was one of the first private residences to purchase and install an Otis Elevator during the Victorian Era.

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