Welcome to Watertown

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Taft’s 226-rolling acres are part of Watertown, a historic and rural western Connecticut town with just over 20,000 residents. Watertown sits on the edge of Litchfield and New Haven counties, allowing easy access to both the conveniences and cultural attractions of Connecticut’s larger cities and towns, and the beautiful hills and open spaces of northern Connecticut and the southern Berkshires.

It is a very short walk into town for Taft students, where they will find banks, clothing shops, restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, churches, local bus service, and more, including an old-fashioned, one-screen movie theater. Students may visit town between 7 am and 7:45 pm, when they have no other campus obligations. On evenings where sit-down dinner is scheduled, students must return to campus by 5:45 pm. Uppermids and Seniors may stay out until 10:15 pm on Saturdays.

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Getting Here

Trains, planes, and automobiles all offer easy access to Taft. Hartford’s Bradley Airport is the closest major airport, with regional airports close by in Oxford and New Haven. The Metro-North train line stops in in both Naugatuck and Waterbury, and there are local and regional bus services available, as well as cab and livery options.

By Car

Watertown is easily accessed from both Connecticut Route 8 and Interstate 84. When traveling to Taft by car, enter 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT into your preferred GPS or mapping service provider. If your campus destination is our athletic complex, please use 90 Guernseytown Road, Watertown, CT.

Parking

There is limited parking available in Taft's Main Circle, accessed via the main gate on 110 Woodbury Road. Additional parking is available directly across the street in the Middlebury Road lot. To access this lot from main campus, exit through the main gate and turn left on to Woodbury Road. At the light, turn right on to Middlebury Road. The entrance to the parking lot is immediately on your right. Follow the crosswalk for pedestrian access to our Main Circle and Admissions Office, located at the top of the Main Circle stairs. Please download our campus map for additional parking locations.

There is ample parking for athletic events adjacent to our athletic complex at 90 Guernseytown Road.

By Air

Bradley International Airport is the closest major airport, and is a one-hour drive from Taft. LaGuardia and JFK in New York, and Boston's Logan Airport offer the broadest range of options for both domestic and international travel, and are approximately two hours from campus.

Westchester Airport is also about an hour from campus. Six carriers offer service throughout the continental United States.

Oxford Airport is a short hop from campus, and handles primarily charter and smaller passenger planes.

By Train

Metro North has stations in Naugatuck and Waterbury, both 15-20 minutes from campus. Amtrak passengers can connect to Metro North in New Haven.

By Bus

A number of providers offer bus services to Southbury and Waterbury, both 15-20 minutes away, including Peter Pan and Greyhound.

Livery Services

Connecticut Limo offers regular service from Bradley, LaGuardia, and JFK airports, as well as private livery services.

Gateway Limousine is based in the greater Watertown community, and provides a wide range of transportation options.

We recommend that you check online listings for cab services at the time of travel.