Gift Shop

The Friends of Harkness Gift Shop

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.

Popular items include jewelry, ornaments, water, soda and snacks. Note cards and tote bags that sport the Friends logo are available for purchase.  Also, works by photographers and artists depicting the sights of Harkness, the renown gardens, and local lighthouses are offered for sale.


11:30 to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Gift Shop will also open during Friends’ events.

Contact the Friends’ office for more information 860-437-1523 (leave a message please) or email our Gift Shop coordinators at


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.