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Connecticut Open House Day 2013 - June 8th

Connecticut residents are invited to discover – and rediscover – the state’s exciting arts, history and tourism offerings with a variety of special incentives, such as discounted or free admission, free gifts or special exhibits and activities during the 9th Annual Open House Day on June 8, 2013.

Open House Day is a great way for you to experience all the state has to offer and to encourage you to become Connecticut Ambassadors who take pride in sharing your new discoveries with visiting family and friends. The annual event is coordinated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Department of Economic & Community Development.

Connecticut Open House Day specials and hours of operation vary by property. Be sure to check back often, as new participating properties are added to the list. Participating locations are listed in alphabetical order by town, then by the name of the property. By clicking on one of the letters below, you will be directed to the place in our participants list where towns beginning with that letter appear.

This page is made available in a PDF format here.

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N
O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

PROPERTY OFFERING
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General David Humphreys House
Derby Historical Society
37 Elm St.
Ansonia, CT
(203) 735-1908
http://www.derbyhistorical.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with costumed re-enactors, house tours, historic district walking tour, and refreshments will be served.

Ashford House Studio
10 Mansfield Rd.
Ashford, CT
(860) 878-0337

 

Studio open to the public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Offering a raffle for an original oil painting.

Westford Hill Distillers
196 Chatey Rd.
Ashford, CT
(860) 429-0464
http://www.westfordhill.com

Free guided tours to this distillery, which is not generally open to the public, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Willow Tree Pottery
24 Bebbington Rd.
Ashford, CT
(860) 287-8056
http://www.willowtreepottery.us

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visitors receive a handmade amulet or beads. Garden will be open, weather permitting.

B  

Squires Tavern
Barkhamsted Historical Society
100 East River Rd.
Barkhamsted, CT
(860) 738-2456
http://www.barkhamstedhistory.org

From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., visitors receive complimentary refreshments and special program.

Bethel Historical Society
40 Main St.
Bethel, CT
(203) 794-1050
http://www.bethelhistoricalsociety.com

Listen to the tales with a guided tour of the town’s historic Center Cemetery, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The museum will be open 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
9 Main St. North
Bethlehem, CT
(203) 266-7596
http://www.ctlandmarks.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Old Farm School
Wintonbury Historical Society
151 School St.
Bloomfield, CT
(860) 242-2953
http://www.bloomfieldcthistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., visitors can tour the 1795 schoolhouse which was used until 1922.

Fitch Fibers
25 Stockhouse Rd.
Bozrah, CT
(860) 222-3119
http://www.fitchfibers.com

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Homestead at Maples Farm Park
45 Bozrah St.
Bozrah, CT
(860) 889-2689 (press 5)
http://www.bozrahfarmersmarket.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with live music by Kevin Jones and the IBand, inside art show and outside plant swap (10 a.m.-noon).

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 394-6565
http://www.beardsleyzoo.org
Free admission for the first 100 visitors from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Discovery Museum
4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 372-3521
http://www.discoverymuseum.org

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors receive half price off general admission.

American Clock & Watch Museum
100 Maple St.
Bristol, CT
(860) 583-6070
http://www.clockandwatchmuseum.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Bristol Historical Society Museum
98 Summer St.
Bristol, CT
http://www.bristolhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., offering discounts on videos available in the gift shop.

Imagine Nation Children’s Museum
One Pleasant St.
Bristol, CT
(860) 314-1400
http://www.imaginemuseum.org

Open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering $1 off regular admission. Activities include exploring the Outdoor Learning Park, create a playground of your dream, explore Splat Painting and whip up a messy concoction at the grand opening of Mud Pie Bakery.

New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Ave.
Bristol, CT
(860) 585-5411
http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering free carousel rides and a chamber music concert from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Creamery Brook Bison
19 Purvis Rd.
Brooklyn, CT
(860) 779-0837
http://www.creamerybrookbison.net
40-minute wagon ride to see the bison at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by a craft project for children. Rides are $5 per person (normally $10).

Elton Tavern
Burlington Historical Society
781 George Washington Tpke.
Burlington, CT
(860) 673-3815
http://www.burlington-history.org

Open from noon until 4 p.m. of this 1810 tavern for guided tours, which is not usually open to the public.

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Prudence Crandal Museum
1 South Canterbury Rd.
(Jct. Rtes. 14 &169)
Canterbury, CT
(860) 546-7800
http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., a lecture, How State v. Crandall Unfortunately Supported the Decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford, by Wesly Horton, Esq ($6 admission, includes reception).

Hitchcock-Phillips House
Cheshire Historical Society
43 Church Dr.
Cheshire, CT
(203) 272-2574
http://www.cheshirehistory.org

Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an introductory video; visitors will receive a free historic postcard. An antique and collectible sale will be on the grounds.

Chester / Hadlyme Ferry
54 Ferry Rd.
(Rte. 148)
Chester, CT
(860) 526-2743
http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1390&Q=499780&PM=1

From 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors can ride for free aboard Selden III, the second oldest continuously operating ferry service in the state, which crosses the scenic Connecticut River near Gillette Castle State Park.

Maple & Main Gallery of Fine Art
1 Maple St.
Chester, CT
(860) 526-6065
http://www.mapleandmaingallery.com
Open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., with a “Painted Scavenger Hunt of Connecticut Scenes,” whether it is coastal, street, farm or landscaped scenes everyone loves to spot familiar places, especially here in the state. Cookies and lemonade will be offered to the art seekers.

Adam Stanton House & General Store
63 East Main St.
Clinton, CT
(860) 669-2132
http://www.stantonmuseum.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with complimentary lemonade.

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
20-A Killingworth Tpke.
Clinton, CT

(860) 664-0700
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/clinton

Provide a Connecticut ID and receive a complimentary gift at the Management Office (Suite 225), from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Canton Historical Museum
11 Front St.
Collinsville, CT
(860) 693-2793
http://www.cantonmuseum.org
Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.
Moor’s Indian Charity School
Columbia Historical Society
322 Route 87
Columbia, CT
(860) 228-0110
http://www.columbia-history.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., which is rarely open to the public. Step back in time to an authentic one room schoolhouse built in 1755 for Eleazar Wheelock, who later founded Dartmouth College in 1770.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Bush-Holley Historic Site
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Rd.
Cos Cob, CT
(203) 869-6899
http://www.greenwichhistory.org

Buy one admission, get the second for free, from noon until 4 p.m.

Nathan Hale Homestead
2299 South St.
Coventry, CT
(860) 742-6917
http://www.ctlandmarks.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Song-a-Day Music Center
2809 Boston Tpke.
(Rte. 44)
Coventry, CT
(860) 742-6878
http://www.songadaymusic.com

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., offer live musical performances by the students and instructors, special discounts, instrument “petting” zoo, free drawings, and refreshments.

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Gallery at Still River Editions
128 East Liberty St.
Danbury, CT
(203) 791-1474
http://www.stillrivereditions.com/gallery.html

From noon until 5 p.m. is the opening reception for Nearly Forgotten, an exhibit of photographs by Catherine Vanaria of hats from the Danbury Museum & Historical Society’s collection. At 3 p.m., there will an artist talk and presentation. Light refreshments served.

YMCA ESCAPE to the Arts
293 Main St.
Danbury, CT
(203) 794-1413
http://www.regionalymca.org/escape_about.html
From noon until 4 p.m., view the exhibition Destination Connecticut (June 10-July 19), showcasing a variety of works depicting destinations landmarks and imagery in Connecticut. Artists will also be demonstrating their skills and children can make a craft.

Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby, CT
(203) 734-2513
http://www.ct.gov/deep/kellogg

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Featuring a special performance: They Called Me Lizzy ... From Slavery to the White House, a one woman performance dramatizing the life and times of Elizabeth Keckly. Show at 2 p.m., requesting a $5 donation.

Waterski CT
1023 1/2 Roosevelt Dr.
Derby, CT
(203) 556-8671
http://www.waterskict.com

Receive one hour of discounted (25%) waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding or boat ride. Can only accommodate a group up to five at a time. Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

E  

East Haddam Historical Society Museum
264 Town St.
(Rte. 82)
East Haddam, CT
(860) 873-3944
http://www.easthaddamhistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors receive a complimentary Gillette Castle mug and refreshments will be served.

Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Rd.

East Haddam, CT
(860) 526-2336
http://www.ct.gov/deep/gillettecastle

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main St.
(Rte. 82)
East Haddam, CT
(860) 873-8668
http://www.goodspeed.org

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., enjoy free tours of the historic Victorian theater built in 1876 and celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Hillside Sweet Shoppe
19 Main St.
East Haddam, CT
(860) 295-8454
http://www.hillsidesweetshoppe.com
From noon until 10 p.m., buy one ice cream regular size and get one free to all who mention “Open House Day.”

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
29 Main St.
(Rte. 149)
East Haddam, CT
(860) 916-1804
http://www.connecticutSAR.org/sites/eh-schoolhouse.htm

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with costumed interpreters and musket demonstrations.

Futtner’s Family Farm LLC
910 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT
(860) 569-4138
http://www.futtnerfarm.com

Free prize drawing every hour from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Prizes valued at $15 to $20 each, include 10” hanging basket, flats of 48 plants and vegetables, potted herbs, mixed patio pot and more. Must be present for drawing and limited one prize per customer.

Historical Society of East Hartford
307 Burnside Ave.
East Hartford, CT
(860) 528-0716
http://www.hseh.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Take the opportunity to visit this site which is rarely open to the public.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

 

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Rd.
(Rte. 140)
East Windsor, CT
(860) 627-6540
http://www.ct-trolley.org

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors receive half-price off regular admission.

 

Nellie McKnight Museum
70 Main St.
Ellington, CT
(860) 875-5804
http://www.ellingtonhistsoc.org

Free admission from 10 am. until 4 p.m.

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex, CT
(860) 767-8269
http://www.ctrivermuseum.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering half price admission for visitors.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT
(860) 767-0103
http://www.essexsteamtrain.com
Children (up to 11) ride free all day, accompanied by an adult with a Connecticut ID.  Train departures: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
F  

Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-1598
http://www.fairfieldhistory.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Ogden House (1750)
1520 Bronson Rd.
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-1598
http://www.fairfieldhistory.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Sweet & Simple
75 Hillside Rd.
Fairfield, CT
(203) 292-8992
http://www.sweetandsimple.com

From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering free samples of the newest product from The Farmer’s Cow, The Farmer’s Cow Ice Cream Cooke Sandwiches, featuring cookies baked with live by Sweet & Simple. Also offering complimentary cookies .

Bellarmine Museum of Art
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd.
Fairfield,, CT
(203) 254-4046
http://www.fairfield.edu/museum

Free family day activities from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Museum will be open from noon until 5 p.m.

Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Rd.
Farmington, CT
(860) 677-4787
http://www.hillstead.org

Two for one admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Blue Slope Country Museum
138 Blue Hill Rd.
Franklin, CT
(860) 642-6413
http://www.blueslope.com

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a special “I Spy” activity and receive a free Blue Slope pencil.

G  

Sunset Meadows Vineyards
599 Old Middle St.
(Rte. 63)
Goshen, CT
(860) 201-4654
http://www.sunsetmeadowvineyards.com

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors receive a complimentary Sunset Meadow Vineyards’ tote bag, a 10% discount off six bottles purchase, and complimentary tours of the vineyard (2 p.m. and 4 p.m.).

Maple View Farm
192 Salmon Brook St.
Granby, CT
(860) 655-2036
http://www.mapleviewhorsefarm.com

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Home to horses, cows, goats, pigs and chickens. Check out the Farm Store.

Bruce Museum
One Museum Dr.
Greenwich, CT
(203) 869-0376
http://www.brucemuseum.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Avery-Copp House
154 Thames St.
Groton, CT
(860) 445-1637
http://www.averycopphouse.org

Open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with free admission, featuring old fashioned children’s games and complimentary refreshments.

Ebenezer Avery House
Fort Griswold State Park
57 Fort St.
Groton, CT
(860) 446-9257
http://www.averymemorialassociation.com

From noon until 4 p.m., join Joseph Potter, a Colonial American magician, as he provides educational magical entertainment.

Guilford Art Center
411 Church St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-5947
http://www.guilfordartcenter.org
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will receive a 10% discount on one item in the gift shop.

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-2457
http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. “Puritans at Play,” all ages are invited to participate in games from the 17th century.

Historic Guilford Walking Tours
31 Park St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 233-1026
http://www.historicguilford.org
Free two-mile walking tour which includes the eight-acre green, six homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places, two historic districts and much more. Tours leave at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Hyland House Museum
84 Boston St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-9472
http://www.hylandhouse.com
Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Medad Stone Tavern Museum
197 Three Mile Course
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-2263
http://www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Thomas Griswold House Museum
171 Boston  St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-3176
http://www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa
1010 Village Walk
Guilford, CT
(203) 533-4560
http://www.yolomedspa.com

Stop by for a free gift from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Connecticut River Expeditions
Departs from Eagle Landing State Park
1 Marine Park (Rte. 82)
Haddam, CT
(860) 662-0577
http://www.ctriverquest.com

RiverQuest will be offering a special reduced admission of $5 per person for an hour cruise on the Connecticut River. Cruises depart at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Thankful Arnold House
Haddam Historical Society
14 Hayden Hill Rd.
Haddam, CT
(860) 345-2400
http://www.haddamhistory.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m. with special activities and refreshments.

Bushnell Park Carousel
1 Jewell St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 585-5411
http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org

Free ride for the first 100 visitors. Carousel will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Butler-McCook House & Garden
396 Main St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 522-1806
http://www.ctlandmarks.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Church of the Good Shepherd
155 Wylls St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 956-9465
http://www.friendsofvintagebaseball.org/event_20130608.html

Garden dedication and presentations of “Elizabeth Colt and Coltsville Contribution to America’s Pastime,” a tribute to Hartford’s base ball history and the women who helped make it possible. Visitors receive a 20% discount on Coltsville vintage base ball caps. Activities from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 236-5621
http://www.chs.org

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., with a poetry reading at 2 p.m. from Dennis Barone’s Garnet Poems.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT
(860) SCIENCE (724-3623)
http://www.CTScienceCenter.org
Receive a $2 off, up to four general admission tickets. Center is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 522-6766
http://www.ctosh.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Governor’s Residence
990 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT
(860) 523-7014
http://www.ct.gov

Enjoy some Italian Ice served on the patio from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 522-9258
http://www.harrietbeecherstowe.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Join in the celebration of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 202nd birthday with house and garden tours, horse and carriage rides, plein air painting, craft activities, meet President Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and free birthday cake for all.

Isham-Terry House
211 High St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 255-1984
http://www.ctlandmarks.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Theaterworks
233 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 527-7838
http://www.theaterworkshartford.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The exhibit, Mix Us features a group of mixed media artists, who will be available to talk about their work.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 278-2670
http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Enjoy art making activities, tours, performances, face painting and more.

Watermark Press
30 Arbor St.
Suite 205
Hartford, CT
(860) 233-2286
http://www.watermarkprs.com

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., offering visitors refreshments, educational literature, demonstrations on printmaking techniques, raffle for art supplies, and discount on classes and workshops.

Harwinton Historical Society
115 Litchfield Rd.
(Rte. 118)
Harwinton, CT
(860) 485-0610

 

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Visit the Barn Museum displaying extensive collection of farm tools and the restored 1840 schoolhouse with original teacher’s desk, kerosene lamps, maps and other memorabilia. Demonstrations and light refreshments will be served.

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Museum of Fife & Drum
62 North Main St.
Ivoryton, CT
(860) 767-2237
http://www.companyoffifeanddrum.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visit the only museum showing America on parade.

K  

New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park
191 Farmington Ave.
(Rte. 372)
Kensington, CT
(860) 827-9064
http://www.newbritainyouthmuseum.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum
31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.
(Rte. 7)
Kent, CT
(860) 927-0050
http://www.ctamachinery.com

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Complimentary gift upon request.

Eric Sloane Museum
31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.
(Rte. 7)
Kent, CT
(860) 927-3849
http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with special demonstrations on the use of woodworking tools, some displayed in the museum.

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Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Rd.
Lakeville, CT
(860) 435-5000
http://www.limerock.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., each visitor get a free hot dog and Coca-Cola drink. During the morning, watch Lime Rock Drivers Club travel over the tracks and the afternoon, the Eastern Motor Racing Association.

First Congregational Church of Lebanon
588 Exeter Rd.
Lebanon, CT
(860) 642-2557
http://www.lebanonfirstcong.org

Open to the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This historic church was designed by patriot artist Jonathan Trumbull in 1804.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Governor Jonathan Trumbull House & Wadsworth Stable
Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution
169 West Town St.
Lebanon, CT
(860) 634-3858
http://www.govtrumbullhousedar.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each visitor will receive a souvenir postcard.

Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House Museum
780 Trumbull Hwy.
(Rte. 87)
Lebanon, CT
(860) 642-2581
http://www.lebanontownhall.org/trumbulljuniormuseum.htm

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m. with complimentary refreshments.

Lebanon Historical Society Museum
856 Trumbull Hwy.
(Rte. 87)
Lebanon, CT
(860) 642-6579
http://www.historyoflebanon.org

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts, farm animals, and ride an antique car around the Green. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a wooden item to be branded “Lebanon.” Refreshments available for purchase.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Trumbull War Office
149 West Town St.
Lebanon, CT
(860) 916-1804
http://www.connecticutsar.org/sites/le-waroffice.htm

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with costumed interpreters and musket demonstrations.

Litchfield Historical Society
7 South St.
Litchfield, CT
(860) 567-4501
http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Deacon John Grave House
581 Boston Post Rd.
Tuxis Farm
Madison, CT
(203) 421-3236
http://www.deaconjohngrave.org

Free guided tours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., leaving every half hour, along with hearth cooking demonstrations.

Lee’s Academy
Madison Historical Society
14 Meeting House Lane
Madison, CT
(203) 245-4567
http://www.madisoncthistorical.org
Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. On view, The Business of Leisure: Madison Welcomes its Summer Colony, focusing on the transformation of Madison from an agricultural community to a summer destination.

Cheney Hall
177 Hartford Rd.
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9824
http://www.cheneyhall.org

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., take a free tour of the historic theater, now home to Little Theater of Manchester, along with a craft and artisan fair.

Cheney Homestead & Keeney Schoolhouse
106 Hartford Rd.
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9983
http://www.manchesterhistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tour the family home of the Cheney brothers, founders of the silk mills.  The original farmhouse with antique furniture and clocks and visit the one-room schoolhouse.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Lutz Children’s Museum
247 South Main St.
(Rte. 83)
Manchester, CT
(860) 643-0949
http://www.lutzmuseum.org

Free admission from noon until 5 p.m., including “Touch-a-Truck” where visitors can climb inside big trucks and heavy equipment.

Manchester History Center
175 Pine St.
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9983
http://www.manchesterhistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Featuring Loom Room exhibit; children’s activities, view the c.1895 machine shop of the Cheney brothers silk manufacturing company building and “Great Lawn” walking tour at noon.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Old Manchester Museum
Manchester Historical Society
126 Cedar St.
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9742
http://www.manchesterhistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Featuring exhibits related to Manchester and Connecticut history; museum store.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Woodbridge Farmstead
Manchester Historical Society
495 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9742
http://www.manchesterhistory.org

Free admission and memorabilia table open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Property listed National Register of Historic Places and former Meadowbrook Dairy Farm with original farmhouse and barns. Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Barbara Katz Studio
148 Brookside Lane
Mansfield Center, CT
(860) 429-9580
http://www.barbarakatz.net

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., offering free original handcrafted ceramic ornaments.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT
(800) 411-9671
http://www.pequotmuseum.org

Open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (last admission 4 p.m.). Visitors receive 25% off regular admission.

Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 347-4957
http://www.buttonwood.org
From 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., participate in the workshop for empowerment and enlightenment “Aligned with Source.” Center open 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

General Joseph Mansfield House
Middlesex County Historical Society
151 Main St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 346-0746
http://www.middlesexhistory.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Green Street Arts Center
51 Green St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 685-7871
http://www.wesleyan.edu/greenstreet

Open from noon until 4 p.m., offering a special art exhibit and several hands-on art, math and science activities for the children.

Wesleyan Potters
350 South Main St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 347-5925
http://www.wesleyanpotters.com
From 12 noon until 4 p.m. the center will have free craft project for children, raku firing demonstration, garden sculpture tour and sale.

Denison Homestead Museum
120 Pequotsepos Rd.
Mystic, CT
(860) 536-9248
http://www.denisonhomestead.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT
(860) 572-5955
http://www.mysticaquarium.org

Open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Offering $5 off general admission for up to four people. Visitors will need to mention Connecticut Open House Day and provide proof of residency to receive the discount. It cannot be combined with any other offer.

 

Studio M11C Art Gallery & Framing
29 Cottrell St.
Mystic, CT

(860) 536-5000
http://www.studiomframing.com

Receive a $25 off custom artisan French matting and framing for diplomas from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each visitor received a free greeting card.
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New Britain Industrial Museum
185 Main St.
2nd Floor
New Britain, CT
(860) 832-8654
http://www.nbindustrial.org

For the first time in its 18 year history, the museum will be open on Saturdays and the first official Saturday is on Connecticut Open House Day. Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with free admission. Activities include ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., complimentary refreshments and small souvenir for visitors.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
(860) 229-0257
http://www.nbmaa.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., museum open until 5 p.m.

Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.
27 Grove Hill St.
New Britain, CT
(860) 893-0074
http://www.paf-ct.org
Open from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. with an art gallery and folk costume presentation and exhibition.
The Glass House
199 Elm St.
New Canaan, CT
(203) 594-9884
http://www.theglasshouse.org
Visitors will receive a complimentary hard cover coffee table book “Modern Views.” Experience the iconic Glass House site by walking through the 47-acre curated landscape. View the 14 architectural structures and world-class art and design collection, and explore the interiors of Philip Johnson’s house. Tours are two hours and leave at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Jerram Winery
535 Town Hill Rd.
(Rte. 219)
New Hartford, CT
(860) 379-8749
http://www.jerramwinery.com

Open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering the first 24 visitors a free wine tasting.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven
70 Audubon St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 772-2788
http://www.newhavenarts.org

Open from noon until 5 p.m. and mention Connecticut Open House Day and get entered for a drawing of a free membership to the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

Artspace New Haven
50 Orange St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 772-2709
http://www.artspacenh.org
Open from noon until 6 p.m., offering free family activities in the gallery and in the outdoor space.

City Gallery
994 State St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 782-2489
http://www.city-gallery.org

From noon until 4 p.m. visitors can interact with member artists.

New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT
(203) 562-4183
http://www.newhavenmuseum.org

Free admission from noon until 5 p.m. offering guided house tours.

Pardee-Morris House
325 Lighthouse Rd.
New Haven, CT
(203) 562-4183
http://www.newhavenmuseum.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. with family-friendly activities.

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St. at York St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 432-0600
http://artgallery.yale.edu

Free admission and open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. On view are patriot-artist John Trumbull’s ten celebrated history paintings featuring iconic moments of the American Revolution. Included are The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, and General Washington at Trenton (1792).

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Custom House Maritime Museum
New London Maritime Society
150 Bank St.
New London, CT
(860) 447-2501
http://www.nlmaritimesociety.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Fort Trumbull State Park
90 Walbach St.
New London, CT
(860) 444-7591
http://www.ct.gov/deep/forttrumbull

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Hempsted Houses
11 Hempstead St.
New London, CT
(860) 443-7949
http://www.ctlandmarks.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., highlighting special activities for children and the new Colonial garden at New London's oldest house (1678).

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
19 Atlantic St.
New London, CT
(860) 916-1804
http://www.connecticutSAR.org/sites/nl-schoolhouse.htm

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with costumed interpreters and musket demonstrations.

New Milford Historical Society Museum
6 Aspetuck Ave.
New Milford, CT
(860) 354-3069
http://www.nmhistorical.org

Free admission from noon until 3 p.m.

Thomas Lee House
West Main St.
(Rte. 156)
Niantic, CT

(860) 739-6070
http://www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., visitors can experience Colonial activities including firearms demonstrations, tours of the Lee House and Little Boston Schoolhouse, farm animals, gift store and much more.

Karen Rossi Studios
60 Estey Rd.
Norfolk, CT
(860) 305-6579
http://www.karenrossi.com

Free kids craft projects including rock painting, stick people (weather permitting), studio tours and plasma cutting demonstrations (weather permitting). Open studio from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park
299 West Ave.
Norwalk, CT
(203) 899-7999
http://www.contemprints.org

Open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering complimentary soft drinks.

Gallaher Mansion & Carriage House Theater
Cranbury Park
300 Gruman Ave.
Norwalk, CT
(203) 854-7806
http://www.norwalkct.org

From noon until 4 p.m., free tours of the mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with complimentary refreshments. Guests may enter to win free tickets to a Carriage House Theater show.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Mathews Park
295 West Ave.
Norwalk, CT
(203) 838-9799
http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
Offering half price admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Faith Trumbull DAR Chapter House
42 Rockwell St.
Norwich, CT
(860) 887-8737
http://www.faithtrumbull.org

Open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., which visitors will receive a packet that includes a U.S. Constitution booklet, U.S Flag code and bookmark with the Pledge of Allegiance. Docents will both explain and entertain questions about the packets, DAR fundamental goals of education, preservation and patriotism.

Leffingwell House Museum
348 Washington St.
Norwich, CT
(860) 889-9440
http://www.leffingwellhousemuseum.org

Free guided tours of the Colonial house from noon until 4 p.m.

Slater Memorial Museum
Norwich Free Academy
108 Crescent St.
Norwich, CT
(860) 887-2506
http://www.slatermuseum.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Spa at Norwich Inn
607 West Thames St.
Norwich, CT
(860) 886-2401
http://www.thespaatnorwichinn.com

From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., the Spa is offering a 15% discount on day spa treatments and dining. Also, free tours of the historic property.

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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT
(860) 434-5542
http://www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org

Free with museum admission to special GardenFest activities. In addition to the opening day of exhibition, Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist’s Guide to the World, be the first to marvel at the new outdoor sculpture Anticipator by Matthew Geller. Garden related hands-on crafts (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Museum open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
80-1 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT

(860) 304-3359
http://www.gilbertboro.com  

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. meet the artist and the artist-in-residence, take a complimentary tour of the 4.5 acres of the grounds, enjoy complimentary refreshments.

General William Hart House & Gardens
Old Saybrook Historical Society
350 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT
(860) 395-1635
http://www.saybrookhistory.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m., with book signings, poetry reading, and complimentary refreshments.

New England Ballet School & Company
200 Boston Post Rd.
Suite 8
Orange, CT
(203) 799-7950
http://www.newenglandballet.org

Open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering free trial classes, ballet, jazz and tap with a special performance of Peter & the Wolf ($5 admission).  Continuous activities for the community and with the dancers.

PEZ Visitor Center
35 Prindle Hill Rd.
Orange, CT
(203) 298-0201
http://www.pez.com

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Plymouth Historical Society
572 Main St.
Plymouth, CT
(860) 585-7040
http://www.plymouthhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with an 1852 woodruff and beach steam engine on display and a newly restored water turbine, as well as the permanent collections.

Celebrations Gallery Shoppes & Tea Events
330 Pomfret St.
(Rte. 169)
Pomfret Center, CT
(860) 928-5492
http://www.celebrationsshoppes.com

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring a variety of artist demonstrations, including en plein aire and trunk show. Freshly brewed specialty iced teas for purchase and all-natural tea-infused ice cream.

Ruth Callander House Museum
Portland Historical Society
492 Main St.
Portland, CT
(860) 342-5455
http://www.portlandhistsoc.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Exhibits feature the importance of farming, quarrying and shipbuilding of the town’s history. New exhibit, People of Portland, is about river crossing and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Arrigoni Bridge with special refreshments.

Brownstone Park
161 Brownstone Ave.
Portland,, CT
(860) 342-2260
http://www.brownstonepark.com

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering 20% off Adventure and Wakeboard entrance passes.

Roseledge Country Inn & Farm Shoppe
418 Route 164
Preston, CT
(860) 892-4739
http://www.roseledge.com

Open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., with Garden Tea with a tea cup craft (bring your own tea cup). Complimentary wine tasting from noon until 2 p.m. of the new Preston Ridge Vineyard.

Hotchkiss House Museum
Prospect Historical Society
61 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect, CT
(203) 758-5503
http://www.prospecthistoricalsociety.org

Free admission to the main house and barn from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Also, offering complimentary brunch from 10 a.m. until noon.

Arts & Framing and Sochor Art Gallery
Montgomery Ward Bldg.
112 Main St.
Putnam,, CT
(860) 963-0105
http://www.artsandframingputnam.com

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering 10% off artwork from the art gallery, or custom framing project.

Flying Carpet Studio
112 Main Street
Putnam, CT
(860) 928-0625
http://www.facebook.com/Theflyingcarpetstudio
Complimentary beading demonstration from noon until 3 p.m., will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main St.
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-4519
http://www.aldrichart.org

Free admission from noon until 5 p.m. Activities include opening of Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, docent-led tours, and lunch provided from one of the finest food trucks.

Keeler Tavern Museum
132 Main St.
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-5485
http://www.keelertavernmuseum.org

Open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. offering a special two for one discount.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Suzanne Benton Studio & Art Showcase
22 Donnelly Dr.
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-4650
http://www.suzannemasks.com

Open artist studio from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., showing a slide show: My Life with Masks and providing complimentary invitation cards and one catalog.

Academy Hall Museum
Rocky Hill Historical Society
785 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 563-6704
http://www.rochyhillhistory.wordpress.com

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Dinosaur State Park
400 West St.
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 529-5816
http://www.ct.gov/deep/dinosaurstatepark

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Great Meadows Conservation Trust
Ferry Landing in Rocky Hill, Rte. 160 & in Glastonbury, end of Ferry Lane
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 202-0219
http://www.gmct.org
Take a free ride across the Connecticut River on the nation’s oldest ferry service. On both sides of the Connecticut River, there will be live music, refreshments, and information booths.

Rocky Hill / Glastonbury Ferry
289 Meadow Rd.
(Rte. 160)
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 563-9758
http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1390&Q=501574&PM=1

From 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors can ride for free aboard the Hollister III, an open flatboat that is towed across the Connecticut River by the towboat Cumberland. This ferry is the nation’s oldest continuously operating ferry service.

Rocky Hill Riverfront Preservation Society
Ferry Landing in Rocky Hill, Rte. 160 & in Glastonbury, end of Ferry Lane
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 202-0219
http://www.rhrfps.com
Take a free ride across the Connecticut River on the nation’s oldest ferry service. On both sides of the Connecticut River, there will be live music, refreshments, and information booths.
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Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Rd.
(Rte. 4)
Sharon, CT
(860) 364-0099
http://www.ellsworthfarm.com
Visitors will receive special discount on pick-your-own strawberries. Open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Shelton History Center
70 Ripton Rd.
Shelton, CT
(203) 925-1803
http://www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Simsbury Historical Society - Phelps Tavern Museum
Ellsworth Visitor Center
10 Phelps Lane
Simsbury, CT
(860) 658-2500
http://www.simsburyhistory.org

Free tours of the museum from noon until 4 p.m.

Welles Shipman Ward House
972 Main St.
South Glastonbury, CT
(860) 633-4572
http://www.hsgct.org
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Southington Historical Society
239 Main St.
Southington, CT
(860) 621-4811
http://www.southingtonhistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd.
Stamford, CT
(203) 322-1646
http://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Statewide
, CT

In the summer of 1781, George Washington’s troops and their French allies led by the comte de Rochambeau embarked on an epic 600-mile journey through nine state to capture the British troop at Yorktown, VA. Connecticut which made up one-fifth of the route, played a critical role in the success of the march. Dozens of historic properties and cultural attractions await you along the route. All of the following site are participating in this year’s event. Most of the sites listed have individual listings in the participants listing.

Columbia Historical Society (Columbia)

Nathan Hale Homestead (Coventry)

Danbury Museum & Historical Society (Danbury)

Derby Historical Society (Derby)

History Society of East Hartford (East Hartford)

Connecticut’s Old State House (Hartford)

Governor Jonathan Trumbull House (Lebanon)

Lebanon Historical Society (Lebanon)

Manchester Historical Society (Manchester)

Middlesex Historical Society (Middletown)

New Haven Museum (New Haven)

Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven)

Keeler Tavern (Ridgefield)

Southington Historical Society (Southington)

Trumbull Historical Society (Trumbull)

Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury)

Noah Webster House (West Hartford)

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (Wethersfield)

Windham Historical Society (Windham)

Adventure Park at Storrs
2007 Storrs Rd.
Storrs, CT

(860) 946-0606
http://www.storrsadventurepark.com

All visitor receive 10% ticket discount from 9 a.m. until dusk. Experience “adventure in the trees” for beginners to advance climbers. Try out the series of bridges that form an “aerial trails” throughout the forest.
Fenton River Studio
287 Gurleyville Rd.
Storrs, CT
(860) 429-3646
Artist’s open studio from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., offering 10% off on all purchases.

Sweet Emotions Candy
9 Dog Lane
Suite 106B
Storrs, CT
(860) 230-5196
http://www.sweetemotionscandy.com

Open from 10 a.m. until 12 a.m., offering complimentary “Made in Connecticut” candy treat.

TBG Accessories LLC
17 Flaherty Rd.
Storrs, CT
(860) 933-2291

 

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering complimentary snacks and 20% discount off one item per customer.

William Benton Museum of Art
University of Connecticut
245 Glenbrook Rd.
Storrs, CT
(860) 486-4520
http://www.thebenton.org

Open from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., offering visitors a free Mary Cassatt poster: “Woman with her Child.”

Hilltop Farm
1608 Mapleton Ave.
Suffield, CT
http://www.fofah.com
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Featuring family farm day with games for children, exhibits and farm tools.

King House Museum
232 South Main St.

Suffield, CT
(860) 668-5256
http://www.suffieldhistoricalsociety.org

Open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., will complimentary guided tours and refreshments.

Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden
55 South Main St.
(Rte. 75)
Suffield, CT
(860) 668-0055
http://www.ctlandmarks.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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Lock Museum of America
230 Main St.
Terryville, CT
(860) 589-6359
http://www.lockmuseumofamerica.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Trumbull Historical Society
1856 Huntington Tpke.
Trumbull, CT
(203) 377-6620
http://www.trumbullhistory.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

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Community Arts Center
709 Hartford Tpke.
Vernon, CT
(860) 871-8222
http://www.vernonarts.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., offering free live entertainment and 10% discount on gift shop purchases and VCAC logo t-shirts.

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Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery
15 Wind Swept Hill Rd.
Wallingford, CT
(203) 284-0123
http://www.paradisehillsvineyard.com

Open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., offering free children’s activities (noon-1 p.m.), hay rides (1 p.m.-3 p.m.), live entertainment with Dizzy Fish (3 p.m.-6 p.m.), and raffle drawing throughout the day.

Gunn Memorial Museum
5 Wykeham Rd.
Washington, CT
(860) 868-7756
http://www.gunnlibrary.org

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., visitors can take a complimentary tour of the exhibit: Coming to America: Washington’s Swedish Immigrants, sharing the little known story of Swedish immigrants to the small New England town. Also, free guided walking tour of the town’s Swedish neighborhood (11 a.m., registration required).

Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main St.
Waterbury, CT
(203) 753-0381
http://www.mattatuckmuseum.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Complimentary refreshments and cookies, interactive gallery tours for families, and docent-led tours of A Hisotry of Waterbury in 50 Objects.

Seven Angels Theatre
One Plank Rd.
Waterbury, CT
(203) 757-4676
http://www.sevenangelstheatre.org

From noon until 2 p.m., offering 25 free tickets to the June 8 evening show Next to Normal and 25 free tickets to the June 9 matinee showing of Next to Normal.

Southwind Farms LLC
223 Morris Town Line Rd.
Watertown, CT
(860) 274-9001
http://www.southwindfarms.com

Free admission to one of Connecticut’s largest alpaca farms from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Watertown Historical Society
22 DeForest St.
Watertown, CT
(860) 274-1050
http://www.watertownhistoricalsociety.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering a 20% discount off book sales.

Ward-Heitmann House Museum
277 Elm St.
West Haven, CT
(203) 937-9823
http://www.wardheitmann.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m. to both the house and the blacksmith shop.

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
227 South Main St.
West Hartford, CT
(860) 521-5362
http://www.noahwebsterhouse.org

Open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and offering a variety of fun 18th-century games.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT
(203) 222-1424
http://www.westporthistory.org

Open from noon until 4 p.m., offering 10% discount on items in the gift shop.

Captain James Francis House
120 Hartford Ave.
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 529-7656
http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission form 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tour the historic home that is very rarely open to the public.

Cove Warehouse
North end of Main St. at Wethersfield Cove
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 529-7656
http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center
156 Prospect St.
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 721-2980
http://www.ebwnaturecenter.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with free outdoor activities including live animal demonstrations.

Hurlbut-Dunham House
212 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 529-7656
http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Keeney Memorial Cultural Center
200 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 529-7161
http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 529-0612
http://www.webb-deane-stevens.org

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., visitors receive a 50% off the regular admission to the museum’s three house tour. Last tour at 3 p.m.

Windham Historical Society
627 Main St.
Willimantic, CT
(860) 456-2316
http://www.windhamhistory.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., with 18th century demonstrations.

Site on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

The Mill Works
156 River Rd.
Willington, CT
(518) 791-9474
http://www.themillworks.us

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., The Mill Works provides unique work space for creative professionals. The following community members will be open to the public: David Lussier Gallery, Jack Broderick (plein air and studio painter), Jessica Regele (sculptor), Diane Diederich Photography, Christopher Gunderson Design and Ilustration, DDrobney Photography, and Bruce and Sasha Press.

River Road Gallery
21 River Rd.
Wilton, CT
(203) 762-3887
http://www.riverrdgallery.com

Open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with art show opening Build, a photography exhibit featuring the work of select students from the Family & Children’s Agency. Complimentary refreshments available.

Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Rd.
Wilton, CT
(203) 762-7257
http://www.wiltonhistorical.org
Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Refreshments and cookies will be served with a sunprint craft at 11 a.m.

Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Ave.
(Rte. 159)
Windsor, CT
(860) 688-3813
http://www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Whiting Mills
210 Holabird Ave.
Winsted, CT
(860) 738-2240
http://www.whitingmills.com
Open artists’ studios from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m, serving complimentary refreshments.

Wolcott Historical Society Museum
155 Nichols Rd.
Wolcott, CT
(203) 879-9818
http://www.wolcotthistory.org

Open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., offering Mystery Raffle (one free ticket to each visitor) and complimentary history book marks. On site, tag sale and an antique appraiser (one item $3, two for $5).

Beverly Kaye Gallery
15 Lorraine Dr.
Woodbridge, CT
(203) 387-5700
http://www.artbrut.com

Free art books, art catalogues, food magazine and novels for the first 50 visitors. Open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden
49 Hollow Rd.
Woodbury, CT
(203) 263-2855
http://www.theglebehouse.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Farmer’s Cow at Fairvue Farms
199 Route 171
Woodstock, CT
(860) 642-4600
http://www.thefarmerscow.com

Visit the farm from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. a wagon ride to tour the dairy barn, learn about what a cow eats in a day, and the “milking parlor” where 40 cows at a time are milked.

Roseland Cottage
556 Rte. 169
Woodstock, CT
(860) 928-4074
http://www.historicnewengland.org

Purchase one admission ticket and receive a second ticket for free. Open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Taylor Brooke Winery
848 Rte. 171
Woodstock, CT
(860) 974-1263
http://www.taylorbrookewinery.com

Open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors enjoy guided tours of the vineyard throughout the day and enjoy appetizer and dessert samplings during wine tastings.

Artists in the Country
52 County Rd.
Woodstock,, CT
(860) 455-0103
http://www.artistsinthecountry.org

Enjoy a day of free musical entertainment from noon until 7 p.m. Bring a picnic and relax by the pond. First 50 guests receive a discounted wine tasting for Taylor Brook Winery.