The Friends of Harkness operate a beautiful gift shop filled with items to help visitors remember and celebrate their visit. Funds raised help support Friends of Harkness programming and park projects.
Presently located in the Carriage House, the Gift Shop is in its eighth year of operation. Popular items include jewelry, water, soda & snacks, as well as note cards, and tote bags which sport the Friends logo. The gift shop has the work of 12 photographers and artists representing sights of Harkness, the gardens and local lighthouses. Contact the Friends' office for more information, 860-437-1523.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 to 4 during the summer season and during special events such as Harkness Family Day in the fall.
Our gift shop involves about 10 volunteers to staff the operation, but more volunteers are needed. If you wish to help, call Friends of Harkness at (860) 437-1523 and leave your name and phone number and a brief message. You will be contacted as soon as possible.