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Willimantic is in Mystic-Eastern, Connecticut.


Willimantic is a borough in Windham County, United States. It has had a mill city culture, like many other towns in the area, the mill was the center of town for a very long time.

Get in[edit]

Hartford: Take Interstate 84 to Exit 59 (signs should be saying "To Providence"), which then you take Interstate 384 to the end of the highway, which you take US 6 (signs should be saying "Willimantic, Providence"), which then you continue on US 6, until you go on Connecticut Route 66, which brings you to downtown Willimantic.

New London: Take either Interstate 395, or Connecticut Route 32 then Interstate 395, both will lead you into Norwich. Which then you take the Connecticut Route 2/32 West exit (Exit 13B), which then you take Exit 25, onto Route 32, which should lead you to South Windham/Willimantic.

Providence: Follow signs to US 6, then on US 6 until North Windham.

Get around[edit]

The Windham Region Transit District provides buses for the town, and the surrounding area.

Most of Willimantic's attractions is accessible by foot.


  • Willimantic Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street (Route 66), +1 860-456-2178. F-Su 10AM-4PM. This museum provides a look into Willimantic's textile past. Free.
  • Eastern Connecticut Railroad Museum, 55 Bridge Street (Route 32), +1 860-456-9999. May to Oct: Sa Su 10AM -4PM. The museum is on the original site of the Columbia Junction Freight Yard. Vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse reconstructed on the original foundation of the yard. Adults: $8, children (under 12): $3, cash only.


  • Willimantic Whitewater Partnership, 41 High Street, +1 860-456-8153. Various times. You can soon ride on the Willimantic River, all the way down to the Shetucket River. Free (donations requested).
  • Willimantic Footbridge, 768 Main Street (Route 66). Open 24/7. You are able to walk safely across the Willimantic River and the local coach yard to Route 32 on the other side. Free.


Eat and drink[edit]

  • Cafémantic, 948 Main Street (Route 66), +1 860-423-4243. Su 10AM-8PM, M 11AM-4PM, Tu-F 11AM-late, Sa 10AM-late. A small plate restaurant for lunch and dinner, alcohol is available. Price: $$, Type: American
  • [dead link] Willimantic Brewing Company, 967 Main Street, +1 860-423-6777 (Route 66). Su 11:30AM-1AM, M 4PM-1AM, Tu-Th 11:30AM-1AM, F Sa 11:30AM- 2AM. A brewery that oprates inside a historic US Post Office, Price: $$, Type: Pub.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Willimantic
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