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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Notice from the Assessor’s Office


LEGAL NOTICE To all persons conducting business in the Town of Chester Pursuant to Section 12-40 of the (C.G.S.), notice is hereby given that all persons conducting business in the.. read more

Voting Guide for Young Voters


The U.S. Census Bureau found that only 45% of eligible voters aged 18-29 cast a ballot in the 2012 presidential election, that’s an almost 30% smaller turnout than those over the age.. read more

Bulletin Board

Solarize Chester/Deep River


The Towns of Chester and Deep River have joined Solarize Connecticut in a local program called Solarize Chester/Deep River. Solarize Chester/Deep River is a community-based program that includes local volunteers.. read more

Park & Rec


YOGA REGISTRATION  Yoga returns to the Chester Town Hall on Tuesdays from 5:45pm-6:45pm, beginning October 25.  Participate on any Tuesday (there is no Yoga on 11/8).  $10 drop-in fee (join.. read more

First Annual Tri-Town Veteran’s Day Parade


First Annual Tri-Town Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 5, 2016 1-3:00pm Deep River at Devitt’s Field March to Memorial Green Ceremony to Follow Calling ALL Veterans from Chester Deep River, Essex.. read more