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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P&Z Hearing Canceled


CANCELED – Planning and Zoning Public Hearing for tonight, March 8th, is canceled. The hearing will be rescheduled.

Notice of Public Hearing


Notice of Public Hearing Chester Planning & Zoning Commission Notice is hereby given that the Chester Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018,.. read more

Bulletin Board

STORM UPDATE 3/10 : 9:30 AM


More than 60% of Chester now has power (10% more just this morning)…we have 7 Eversource contracted crews in Chester today working hard to get the rest restored. I know.. read more

Ballroom Dancing


BALLROOM DANCING RUMBA, SWING, WALTZ, FOXTROT, HUSTLE, CHACHA Mondays With Instructor Karen Pfrommer from Dance in Rhythm, LLC $40 PER PERSON FOR 4 CLASSES Session 3: March 12, 19, 26,.. read more

Notice of Public Informational Meeting


Notice of Public Informational Meeting February 22 2018