Waterbury is a city in Connecticut.

Get in

Waterbury, the fifth most populous city in Connecticut (estimated at 110,000), is at the junction of two major highways: Interstate 84 (east-west) and Connecticut Route 8 (north-south). It is in Central Western Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River. Major Connecticut cities within a 35 minute drive include: Hartford and New Britain to the east, Danbury to the west (all three of which are located on I-84), New Haven to the south (via Connecticut routes 63 or 69), Bridgeport to the south (via Route 8), Torrington to the north (via Route 8), and Meriden to the east (via I-84 to I-691).

The Waterbury Train Station is easily spotted by its famous clock tower of the Republican-American Newspaper building. The Metro-North rail line connects Waterbury to the train stations of several Naugatuck Valley towns to the south. Through connections at Bridgeport, MTA trains lead to coastal "Shoreline East" stations (to the east) and to Fairfield County stations (to the west) that terminate at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Get around

Waterbury is served by inter-city bus lines, and also has a fairly extensive local bus system, the hours of which have recently been expanded to cover later evening hours. You can catch a bus off the Waterbury Green or from many other places in town. There are also cab services, but their reliability has been questioned by some.


Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main St. (+1 203-753-0381) The Waterbury area's 300 plus year history is chronicled here and the main gallery is devoted to exhibiting the works of Connecticut artists. The museum occupies the former Masonic Temple building on Waterbury's historic Green.

Waterbury City Hall, 135 Grand St Designed by famous architect Cass Gilbert, the City Hall building on Grand Street opened in 1915. It recently underwent an extensive renovation that brought back the original splendor of this 90,000 sq. ft. "Georgian Revival Style" municipal jewel. The Chase Building across the street and other nearby buildings make up the Cass Gilbert Historic District (so designated in 1978), one of the only places in the world where a collection of the architect's buildings are within walking distance.


Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury CT (+1 203-755-4700) The area's premier performance venue, the recently renovated Palace Theater was first opened in 1922 and boasts ornate domed ceilings and grand lobbies. Taking in this magnificent building is as much fun as the performance itself.

Timexpo Museum, 175 Union St., Waterbury CT 06706 (+1 203-755-TIME) Dedicated to the history of timekeeping, the Timexpo Museum specifically tells the story of clock and watch making by the world-famous Timex company, whose predecessor company began operations in Waterbury in 1854. A gift shop carries several well-known watch brands.



Waterbury is fortunate to have many great choices in restaurants. A sampling follows below:



CoCo Key Water Resort, 3850 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT +1-877-338-9171

Courtyard by Marriot, 63 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT +1 203-596-1000

House on the Hill, 92 Woodlawn Terrace, Waterbury, CT +1 203-757-9901


Fulton Park, 371 Pine Street, Waterbury, CT

Consular services

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Routes through Waterbury

Danbury Southbury  W  E  New Britain Hartford
Torrington Jct W E  N  S  Trumbull Bridgeport
Stamford Stratford  SW  NE  END

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