Riverton CT Merchants Association

Where water meets the woods…

About Riverton

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…

Events & News

Learn about upcoming events and news in Riverton!

Christmas in Riverton

Christmas in Riverton 2021

Join the Riverton Merchants and vendors for the annual Old-fashioned Christmas Celebration! Christmas in Riverton begins Friday, December 3rd, and runs through Saturday, December 4th. Read more to view the itinerary of events and town map highlighting the Christmas weekend. This is one holiday weekend you don’t want to miss! […]

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2021 Riverton Fishing Derby - Riverton Inn & Royal Coachman Tavern

BHS Annual Meeting – September 11th

Join us for the Barkhamstead Historical Society Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 11th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm including a tour of Riverton slide show program at the Old Riverton Inn. Admission is FREE! Stop by to enjoy appetizers, cake, lemonade, and refreshments from the Royal Coachman Tavern. Read more for RSVP information. […]

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Riverton General Store

Riverton General Store

Shopping & Dining

“Where the past and the present meet”  Offering Green Mountain Coffee, Breakfast sandwiches – Bagels – Pastries –  Serving Boar’s Head Cold Cuts made to order sandwiches & meat platters. Homemade Soups, Salads & Chili


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Old Riverton Inn & Royal Coachman Tavern

Accommodations & Dining

Under new ownership. NEW Royal Coachman Tavern at the Old Riverton Inn will be open for takeout only starting May 22, 2020! More details to follow!


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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

To get in touch with us please fill out the form to send us an email regarding any questions or feedback about Riverton and the Merchants. Or call the Riverton General Store (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm EST) at (860) 379-0811. We will be sure to respond to any email requests within 24 hours. Thank you!