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.