Waterbury in Connecticut is a city with a population of a little over 100,000 inhabitants that sits in leafy New England, and although its name may make you think that this city is closely associated with water, it is actually most well known for something else entirely.
Also referred to as the ‘Brass City’, Waterbury is known for is brass production and, as a natural result of this, as a large producer of clocks, watches, and other time pieces. To that end, there is even a time related museum here where you can learn all about this industry in Waterbury.
As well as the Timexpo Museum, there are a wealth of other historical features in Waterbury including lovingly preserved historical buildings and even parts of the original town center and town green, which all work towards giving you an idea of how this quaint New England town would have started life before transforming into the vibrant city it is today.
Lets explore the best things to do in Waterbury:
1. The Palace Theater
The Palace Theater in Waterbury was known between the First and Second World Wars as being the place to come for a night out. After a period of relative obscurity, the theater recently underwent a restoration project, and is now registered on the National Register of Historic Places in Waterbury. The theater has a range of different shows on offer including Broadway musicals, country music showcases, standup comedy night, and even children’s play which are sure to be a hit with younger visitors. The theater is also now a partner of the local Waterbury Arts Magnet School, so some of the brightest and best local talent also performs here as well as other local arts groups.