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

This is the official home page for the Town of Chester, Connecticut. All others are not endorsed by the town and cannot be presumed to have official and reliable information.
To receive Town E-Mail notices send your email address to info@chesterct.org

2016 Election Results

11/09/2016

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

09/06/2016

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

PARK & REC

01/10/2017

Don’t forget — School is dismissed early on Friday, January 13. Children in grades K through 6 have the option of participating in the Chester Parks and Recreation local “HOTSHOT”.. read more

Solarize Chester/Deep River

12/27/2016

Deep River Electric Car Ride-and-Drive and Solar Workshop Ride in an electric Chevy Volt on Saturday, January 14th WHAT: Dozens of electric vehicle drivers and solar enthusiasts will gather for.. read more

Chester Park & Rec

12/15/2016

Chester Parks and Recreation

Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs!

860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org

Visit our webpage for programs, information and registration forms .