What to do and see in Putnam, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 23, 2018 Toi Mattera

Putnam in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Theaters. Discover best things to do in Putnam with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Putnam

1. The Bradley Playhouse

30 Front St, Putnam, CT 06260-1942 +1 860-928-7887
Excellent
81%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 104 reviews

The Bradley Playhouse

Vote Yankee Magazines 2016 Best Community Theater in New England, come see why we are THE place to visit in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. Quality community theater providing 8 main season shows and numerous additional evenings of entertainment.

Reviewed By Fusion_Pilot - Central Village, Connecticut

Went to see "Buddy", a musical we fell in love with after seeing it at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia a few years ago. The play was excellent; particular credit goes to the actor who played Buddy Holly. Loved the show.

The theater is small, seating is tight, but every seat has a good view. The staff (mostly volunteer I understand) was friendly and really motivated to see everyone had a good time. The patrons dressed very casually - nothing formal here - you can be comfortable in attire. Theater sells snacks and beer.

All in all it was a rewarding experience; it was our first visit there but definitely won't be our last. Although we drove 1 ½ hours to get there, we liked the whole Putnam area, and plan to go back again when we can spend a full day in the shops, restaurants, and of course the Bradley.

Ample free parking is very close - 1 block or less - spread over several lots. Make sure you download the downtown parking map from the Bradley's website, to get your bearings.

2. Roseland Cottage

556 Route 169, 556 Route 169, 06281, Woodstock, Mystic Country, Connecticut, Woodstock, CT 06281-2344 +1 860-928-4074
Excellent
68%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Roseland Cottage

Reviewed By bcnett - Stoneham, Massachusetts

I reviewed this wonderful house in July, 2013. This is our third visit to Historic New England's Roseland Cottage, but our first visit in the sun. The first two times it was raining so hard, that we never got to enjoy the beautiful gardens in front of the house. We have paid expensive admission fees to see flowers and gardens that were not as impressive as what we saw today in the sun.

We have been members of Historic New England for many years. It is the best deal around. Family membership is only $60.00 a year. You can visit all 37 properties as many times as you want for an entire year.

Roseland Cottage is open Wednesday - Sunday from June 1st to October 15th. You must go on a tour to see the house. Tours are on the hour from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. There is a visitors' center where you arrange for the tours $10.00 ($9.00 for seniors) if you are not Historic New England members. There are rest rooms and a small store in the visitors' center The center was open when we got there at 10:50 A.M.

While in the area, you might also want to visit Roseland Park which Henry Bowen donated to the town of Woodstock in 1876. Henry Bowen, the man who had Roseland Cottage built as a summer home, needed a bigger space to host his huge July 4th celebrations, so he bought land and established a park.

Woodstock Academy is across the street from Roseland Cottage. Founded in 1801, it was Henry Bowen's financial support that kept it from closing in the 1840s. Henry and other family members continued to contribute generously to the Academy for many years.
Every spring the graduating seniors (over 200 of them) come over to Roseland Cottage for a party and to tour the house. You may also want to tour the Woodstock Academy's campus.

3. Skydive Danielson

41 Airport Rd, Killingly, CT 06239-1411
Excellent
98%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 120 reviews

Skydive Danielson

Skydive Danielson specializes in first time tandem skydivers. Operating out of the Danielson Airport since 1997. Our safety record is second to none, jump with the best! Voted "Best DZ in the US" 3 years running.

Reviewed By jeanleonard12 - Killingly, Connecticut

Sitting by our pool this summer I heard laughing and what sounded like a good time up in the clouds. Looking up i saw several colorful parachutes with happy and BRAVE people dangling from them. Now we watch them all summer. It's like having your own show right in our backyard. Brave souls!

4. Antiques Marketplace

109 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1925 +1 860-928-0442
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Antiques Marketplace

Large antique marketplace with 300 antique vendors.

Reviewed By BlueBeachGlass

Cool antique mall with 3 floors to explore. I enjoyed walking around and was both awed and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of merchandise. I saw loads of jewelry, kitchen items, linens, war memorabilia, Christmas ornaments, furniture, coins, silver and so much more. I found a vintage silk scarf for $6.00 and love it !
Their business card says "Closed Tuesdays" so call ahead.

5. Taylor Brooke Winery

848 Route 171, Woodstock, CT 06281-2930 +1 860-974-1263
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Taylor Brooke Winery

Reviewed By jennyrose0853 - Windham, Connecticut

This was my second time visiting this winery and my friend and I had done a tasting each time. What I will say is that we did not find one wine that we put an "unhappy" face on. I can honestly say this is the only winery in which I enjoy all of their whites, and that is not typical for me. My friend agreed as well. They do allow outside food to come in which we appreciate and will bring our "wine backpack" However do not miss buying the cheese from a local farm in Brooklyn it is fabulous. For the tastings they allow two for free, 5 for $5, or 10 for $10 which is great so you can make the call on how much you want to spend. Their indoor wine tasting area is very large, and can be busy on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. However the girl that did our tasting was very friendly, and we enjoyed our time there. They have several outdoor seating areas including a covered pavilion. The only thing that I will say that left a sour taste in my mouth (not the wine) was the fact that last year we were able to use a military discount. Being two military spouses we appreciate some of the other wineries offering this. My friend asked our girl and she said she was new so she would have to check with someone else. Whomever she checked with came over to talk to us and was SUPER rude and looked at my friend and I and asked "Is the military person here?" in a very rude tone. Like we were doing something wrong for asking for the discount. We stated no and she said "then you don't get it" and walked away. Not for nothing, but the service needs to remain consistent. I always get a discount at a competitor in the area and honestly they have never even asked to see my ID. Otherwise we will return as we absolutely adore their wines.

6. Martha's Herbary

589 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT 06258 +1 860-928-0009
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Herb gardens and shop.

Reviewed By nutsgoalie - Norwich, Connecticut

We stopped here as we were driving through to see if there was anything interesting. The outside gardens are sort of pretty, with some neat sculptural wooden things mixed in. They did have a few herbs for sale outside, but not too much. Inside, the building isn't a large inventory of things, but does have a variety of items including clothes, herbs, and other. But overall we weren't too excited by the place, as while there were a couple of unique things, there was nothing that we had to have and it just seemed to be a bit of a hodge-podge of what was in stock that didn't necessarily tie together.

7. Scranton's Shops

300 Route 169, Across from the Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, CT 06281-3331 +1 860-928-3738
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Scranton's Shops

Reviewed By stormitraveler - Boston, Massachusetts

Stopped by while passing through the area. Very nice shop with collection of many, many items. Creative, interesting, unique...all in one stop! Great for bargain hunters, collectors or just those looking to browse. You are sure to find something of interest!

8. Lock'd Escape Adventures

7 Providence Pike, Putnam, CT 06260-2416 +1 860-315-9013
Excellent
46%
Good
54%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Lock'd Escape Adventures

Total interactive environment Solve puzzles and interpret clues Unlock the locks Open the boxes And essentially escape the room Do you have what it takes Time is ticking all you have is 60 minutes.

Reviewed By Abroma1a

My wife and I purchased a Groupon for 10 people. We brought our 4 kids, and each brought a friend. We had a great time. The kids all really had fun. It was something different and special. Give it a try!We are very pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Please join us for another adventure.

9. Jeremiah's

26 Front St, Putnam, CT 06260-1927
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Jeremiah's

Antique market with 80 vendors.

Reviewed By NYU62 - Tucson Arizona

Visited both antique places today (9/16), and if I were looking for bargains, I would go here first. This is all one level, so it is much easier to explore. Prices are lower than next door, and items are different. Both stores are under one ownership, and both are run very well. The staff is very pleasant to deal with, and everything is nicely organized.

We saw things we would have loved to buy, but we knew that we would not be able to get them home on the plane.

10. Pomfret Wine and Spirits

640 Pomfret St, Pomfret, CT 06259-1126 +1 860-928-2946
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 2 reviews

Pomfret Wine and Spirits

Pomfret Wine and Spirits opened under new ownership in July 2016. With a long running history of being the one of the nicest wine shoppes in northeastern Connecticut the tradition continues on. Affixed near two local winery's, Pomfret Wine and Spirits has a grand selection of wine, liquor and beer. Stop in on your way through the beautiful quiet corner of Connecticut and you won't be disappointied

Reviewed By JWindrow - Concord, Vermont

We were on our way through northeast Connecticut and came across this Wine and Spirits shop. We decided to stop in and and were very impressed with their wine selection along with their craft beer selection. Prices were great and the service was even better. We definitely recommend stopping in at Pomfret Wine and Spirits if you are in the area!

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