Top things to do in Chester

Island in Chester

Tancook Island

This island (population 190) is a 45-minute ferry ride from Chester's government wharf (round-trip $5.50, four services daily Monday to Friday, two daily on weekends). Settled by Germans and French Huguenots in the …
Cafe in Chester

Kiwi Café

A New Zealand chef prepares excellent soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods that you can eat in or take away in recyclable containers. The walls are painted kiwi green and there's beer, wine and a relaxed atmosp…
Museum in Chester

Lordly House Museum

A fine example of Georgian architecture from 1806, the Lordly House Museum has three period rooms illustrating 19th-century upper-class life and Chester history. The museum is also an artists' studio.
Theater in Chester

Chester Playhouse

This older theater space has great acoustics for live performances. Plays or dinner theater are presented most nights in July and August, with occasional concerts during spring and fall.
Pub in Chester

Rope Loft

You couldn't find a better setting for an ale than this bayside pub. Hearty pub food is served indoors or out.