Designated a Registered Landmark (August 21, 1935)

The Trustees of the Colt Bequest Inc.

(860) 246-4025

Live in the Midst of Beauty and Serenity

Armsmear is a peaceful oasis in the city of Hartford, a place of community and fellowship for women in need of a safe and affordable place to live. Additionally, it provides a warm and supporting environment in which members live active and fulfilling lives.

Armsmear Mansion

Your Home Is a Mansion

Armsmear's three-acre campus is beautifully landscaped with flower gardens and mature trees. Nestled behind the mansion are three smaller buildings added in the 20th century. Inside each structure, you will find one-bedroom, well-equipped, and unfurnished apartments.

Our location's gardens provide outdoor space where community members can sit and enjoy the quiet and peaceful setting. We know you will agree with us that the surroundings are simply gorgeous. As a community member, you will have peace of mind knowing that someone is always watching out for you because we have 24/7 security.

We Keep You Busy

Armsmear community members are invited to attend church in the chapel weekly where we have services for all faiths. We also offer diverse social activities and programs. Armsmear is situated near Colt Park, which hosts a variety of sports events and within walking distance of the Hartford Library and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum.