Welcome to Riverton! Fly Fishing the Farmington Hitchcock Chair CompanyGreenwood GlassSweet Pea's RestaurantRiverton Self StorageRiverton General StoreUncle Aaron's Tackle ShackRose's KitchenOld Riverton InnCatnip Mouse Tea Room

Welcome to Riverton, Connecticut! 

Where the water meets the woods. 

Nestled along the Farmington River, the town of Barkhamsted, and the village of Riverton within, has something to offer everyone. History, nature and outdoor activities abound. Riverton appears today just as it must have 100 years ago with its colonial houses, general store, churches, inns and trees lining the streets. The landmark factory, Hitchcock Chair Company Store, began manufacturing chairs here in 1826. By 1928, the elaborately stenciled chairs and cabinets made in Hitchcocksville, now called Riverton, became famous throughout America. Stroll through our little village by the river with its collection of shops, restaurants and places to stay.. Learn More


Come to the Riverton Music Festival July 24-26 to hear live musical performances from a variety of outstanding performers. The festival is presented by the Recreation
Commission of the Town of Barkhamsted, and is free and open to the public. All main stage performances will be held on The Green in the village center with additional performances at local venues throughout the weekend. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the music all day and all weekend.

Featured Business:
Hitchcock Chair Co.

Hitchcock Chair Company
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Quality traditional furniture made in Riverton! 

2013 Learn Glassblowing

Peter Greenwood is an accomplished glass blower and artist. Perter offers workshops and private classes.

Learn Fly Fishing.

Ask Uncle Aaron.
Kayak the river!

Kayak the River.

Go big or go home.