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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2016 Election Results


No matter how you voted, Chester had a great participation in the November 2016 election. Of a total 2,739 registered voters, 2,231 people voted either in person or by absentee.. 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

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Chester Parks and Recreation


Chester Parks and Recreation Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs! 860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org Visit our website for program information and registration forms: http://chesterct.org/?page_id=7810 VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL.. read more

2017 Chester Winter Carnivale


As the saying goes, everybody loves a parade, perhaps none more than the person or family who is honored with the title Grand Marshal! Organizers of the 2017 Chester Winter.. read more

Flag Disposal Now Available in Chester


Disposal of Unserviceable Flags is a dignified tribute to the U.S. Flag and to its symbolism. The U.S. Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose,.. read more