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Connecticut Open House Day - June 14, 2014

Connecticut Open House Day - June 14, 2014Connecticut 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 10th Annual Open House Day on June 14, 2014.

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.

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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 3 p.m.

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. Also, visitors get to watch distilling demonstrations.

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

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors receive a handmade amulet. Garden will be open, weather permitting.

AAA
70 East Main St.
Avon, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

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

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., offering refreshments and special history program.

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

Free guided walking tour from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., museum open noon until 4 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 4 p.m., with demonstrations on felting, spinning, knitting, and crocheting; and mill demonstrations on the process of making yarn. Food available.

Black Rock Antiques Center
1720 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 335-0000
http://www.blackrockgalleries.com

Bring in your treasured items for free appraisal by world renowned appraiser Kenneth Linsner from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Discovery Auction takes place at 1 p.m., offering items under $250. Showroom open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

NEST Arts Factory
1720 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 690-1335
http://www.nestartsfactory.com

Beginning at 11 a.m., resident artists and musicians will do demonstrations, view an art exhibit; enjoy a swap meet of gently uses art supplies, musical instruments and equipment. Concert held later in the day.

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.

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., all visitors recieve $1 off regular admission.

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., each visitor will receive half-off regular admission and a free ride on the carousel.

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts
184 Whisconier Rd.
Brookfield, CT
(203) 775-0023
http://www.brookfieldtheatre.org

From 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., offering free tours, refreshments, an afternoon workshop for children, an evening improv for adults and the lobby will features photographs of past shows.

Brookfield Museum & Historical Society
165 Whisconier Rd.
(Rtes. 25 & 133)
Brookfield Center, CT
(203) 740-8140
http://www.brookfieldcthistory.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m. and all visitors will receive a complimentary Brookfield history booklet.

Creamery Brook Bison
19 Purvis Rd.
Brooklyn, CT
(860) 779-0837
http://www.creamerybrookbison.net

Wagon rides to see the bison at 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., followed by a craft project for children. Rides are $5 per person (normally $10).

Old Brooklyn Meeting House
7 Hartford Rd.
(Rtes. 6 & 169)
Brooklyn, CT
(860) 779-2623
http://www.brooklyn.ct.uua.org

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

Putnam Elms
191 Church St.
Brooklyn,  CT
(860) 774-1567
http://www.putnamelms.org
Open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. with a watercolor painting demonstration on the ground and artwork on display in the historic house.
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Green District Schoolhouse
Canterbury Historical Society
Library Rd.
Canterbury, CT
http://www.canterburyhistorical.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The first 25 visitors will receive a Green Schoolhouse reusable fabric shopping bag (one per party).

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. Join in the presentation “How Does Your Garden Grow?” from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Spectrum Gallery
61 Main St.
Centerbrook, CT
(860) 767-0742
http://www.spectrumartgallery.org

From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., offering a 10% discount in the store and having a free origami activity from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Rugged Fitness
1156 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke.
Cheshire (Plantsville), CT
(860) 863-5944
http://www.areyourugged.com
Open from 8 a.m. until noon, offering to new customers free class participation with online pre-registration.

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.

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. with complimentary refreshments.

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

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m. with guided tours of the house (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.), and collage workshop for all ages (noon-2) with materials provided or bring your own. Artists are invited to set up easels “en plein air” to create their own impressions of the site.

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, tours of the center, free drawing, in-store specials and refreshments.

AAA
34 Shunpike Rd.
Suite 20
Cromwell, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

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Art & Frame of Danbury LLC
60 Newtown Rd.
Route 6 Plaza
Danbury, CT
(203) 748-0197
http://www.artandframeofdanbury.com

Gallery open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with an art opening for the summer, live music, food and refreshments, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Danbury Railway Museum
120 White St.
Danbury, CT
(203) 778-8337
http://www.danburyrail.org

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., receive a complimentary train ride with a regular paid admission.

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 “Wide Awake in Dreamsville,” by photographer James Rohan. Light refreshments and informal chats about photography and contemporary photographic printmaking.

Trailer Box Gallery
15 Great Pasture Rd.
Unit 15
Danbury, CT
(203) 797-0230
http://www.facebook.com/trailerboxgallery

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors can visit the visual art gallery and the on-site sculpture studio and enjoy a musical performance.

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., with free admission. Featuring State Beekeeper, Michael Creighton will present “All About Bees, Our Great Pollinator” at 10:30 a.m.

Waterski Connecticut
1023 1/2 Roosevelt Dr.
(Rte. 34)
Derby, CT
(203) 296-3368
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 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

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Expressions Pottery Workshop
9 School St.
East Granby, CT
(860) 844-0138
http://www.expressionspottery.com

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., offering a 10% off coupons for purchased made on Open House Day and there will be demonstrations by members.

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.

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

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with musket demonstrations by members of the Connecticut’s SAR’s Color Guard.

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 flats of plants and vegetables, potted herbs, hanging baskets, and more. Must be present for drawing and limited one prize per customer.

Huguenot House Museum
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 and offering a complimentary brochure and postcard of the historic site.

 

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.

 

Scantic Academy Museum
East Windsor Historical Society
115 Scantic Rd.
East Windsor, CT
http://www.eastwindsorhistory.wordpress.com

Free admission from 9 a.m. until noon.

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

Free admission from 10 am. until 4 p.m., along with an archaeological dig on-site.

AAA
109 Elm St.
Enfield, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT
(860) 767-0103
http://www.essexsteamtrain.com
Children ride free on the train only, when accompanied by an adult.  Train departures: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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1750 Ogden House
1520 Bronson Rd.
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-1598
http://www.fairfieldhistory.org

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

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr St.
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-6305
http://www.ctaudubon.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. offering 10% off your purchase in the Nature Store, meet the animal ambassador and make a craft.

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

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

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

Buy one admission ticket and get one free, 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 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. with a special “I Spy” activity and receive a free Blue Slope pencil.

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Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Rd.
Goshen, CT
(860) 491-9906
http://www.mirandavineyard.com

The first 100 visitors will receive a free tote bag from noon until 6 p.m.

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

Open 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., offering a complimentary tour at 3 p.m.

Avon Theatre
8 Sound Shore Dr.
Greenwich, CT
(203) 967-3660
http://www.avontheatre.org

View a free screening of “Gulliver’s Travels” at 10 a.m.

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

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.,with costumed interpreters, old fashioned children’s gamebs and complimentary refreshments.

Bill Memorial Library
240 Monument St.
Groton, CT
(860) 445-0392
http://www.billmemorial.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with free drop-in craft projects for children and a film screening of “Resolved to Be Free,” a movie about the Battle of Groton Heights (all day), and offering cookies and lemonade.

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

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m., craft activity for children and a performance by Joseph Potter, a Colonial American magician, and tours of the historic home.

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.

Historic Guilford Walking Tours
31 Park St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 233-1026
http://www.historicguilford.org

Receive half off of the regular price tickets for the walking tours (regular price: $10, seniors and children (7-12) $8. Tours leave at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Hyland House Museum
84 Boston St.
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-9477
http://www.hylandhouse.org

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

Open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering a free $10 coupon and a free skin care sample.

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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 (all ages) for an hour cruise on the Connecticut River. First come, first serve, no reservations. Cruises depart at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 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.

Eli Whitney Museum
915 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT
(203) 777-1833
http://www.eliwhitney.org

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the Water Learning Lab, construct a fish boat (3”x6” that attracts (magnet) and catches fish. Immerse yourself in the science of water. Free to the first 100 children who visit with families.

Ireland’s Greater Hunger Museum
Quinnipiac University
3011 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT
(203) 582-6500
http://www.ighm.org

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and each visitor receives a complimentary postcard, seven to choose from.

Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art
600 Main St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 838-4100
http://www.amistadartandculture.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth Family Day with art, music and more for all ages.

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

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

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

Free admission to the museum’s galleries, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT
(860) 724-3623
http://www.CTScienceCenter.org
Receive a $3 off general admission to Connecticut residents. Center 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. with special themed tours on artist John Trumbull and the Amistad case.

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

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and serving lemon ice on the outside patio along with tours of the outside sculpture garden and inside the Residence.

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

Free admission from 9:30 a.m. with house tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and walking tours of Nook Farm. Complimentary shuttle between Nook Farm (Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum) and Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Hartford Artspace
555 Asylum Ave.
Hartford, CT
(860) 548-9975
http://www.artspacect.com/hartford

Open from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. featuring residents of the building and showcasing the arts in downtown Hartford.

Hartford Stage
50 Church St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 525-5601
http://www.hartfordstage.org

The first 100 visitors receive free backstage tours at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All visitors may receive a $10 discount off tickets (while supplies last) for the 2 p.m. matinee on June 14 for “Vanga, Sonia, Masha, and Spike” (use code CTOPEN10 for the performance)

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

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

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, live music, tours and more.

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

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering visitors refreshments, demonstrations on printmaking, topical literature, free raffle for art supplies and/or one lesson, free mementos.

Harwinton Historical Society
115 Litchfield Rd.
(Rte. 118)
Harwinton, CT


 

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

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Ivoryton Playhouse
103 Main St.
Ivoryton, CT
(860) 767-9520
http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering complimentary backstage tours of the historic theater.  Visitors receive a free DVD of the theater’s history (while supplies last).

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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 p.m.

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

Free train rides from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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 a weathervane and lightning rod art on display. Children can create a weathervane or lightning rod.

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Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Rd.
Lakeville, CT
(860) 435-5000
http://www.limerock.com
Open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., each visitor receives a free hot dog and Coca-Cola beverage. On track will be the Connecticut Valley Region of the Porsche Club of America and the Lime Rock Drivers Club.

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., last tour begins at 4 p.m.

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. visitors can take a ride in a Model T shuttle around the Lebanon Green, enjoy craft demonstrations, and food will be available for purchase.

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

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with musket demonstrations by members of the Connecticut’s SAR’s Color Guard.

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

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

Tapping Reeve House & Law School
82 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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Allis-Bushnell House
Madison Historical Society
853 Boston Post Rd. (Rte. 1)
Madison, CT
(203) 245-4567
http://www.madisoncthistorical.org
Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to tour the historic home and learn about the history of Madison through costumed interpreters, who serve as guides through the five rooms on the first floor.

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

Free guided tours and hearth cooking demonstrations from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Madison Garden Club displays a miniature fairy garden for kids of all ages.

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.

AAA
1500G Pleasant Valley Rd.
Manchester, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

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

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., take a free tour of the historic theater, now home to Little Theater of Manchester. Enjoy other events along Hartford Road, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Homeland Day (precursor to Heritage Day).

Cheney Homestead
106 Hartford Rd.
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9742
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, and visit the one-room schoolhouse.

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., with “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., with historic house tours and genealogical and property research assistance.
Old Manchester Museum
Manchester Historical Society
126 Cedar St.
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9983
http://www.manchesterhistory.org
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with tours, research assistance and exhibits.

Soarin’ Indoors
422 North Main St.
Manchester, CT
(860) 645-1595
http://www.soarinindoors.com

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., visitors will receive a 20% discount on regular admission.

Woodbridge Farmstead
Manchester Historical Society
495 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT
(860) 647-9983
http://www.manchesterhistory.org
Property listed National Register of Historic Places and former Meadowbrook Dairy Farm with original farmhouse, barns, vegetable and perennial gardens. Free tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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., offering an introduction of the first Taste of Native America event. Taste Native foods prepared by popular Native chefs. Tasting tickets are $2, or purchase $10 worth of tickets and receive a $5 discount on your next visit to the museum

Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 347-4957
http://www.buttonwood.org
Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. with an outdoor concert, art vendors and book sales.

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 afternoon activities, tours, concert, face painting, art sale and more. Admission per person $5, children (under 12) free.

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 tours and demonstrations, participants my choose to make a jewelry or an other project for a small fee.

Milford Historical Society
34 High St.
Milford, CT
(203) 874-2664
http://www.milfordhistoricalsociety.org

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

The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village
1650 Hartford-New London Tpke.
Montville, CT
(860) 443-4367
http://www.naturesartvillage.com
From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., visitors receive $3 off park regular admission.

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.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
109 Pequotsepos Rd.
Mystic, CT
(860) 536-1216
http://www.dpnc.org

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 5 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. (once inside guests may stay until 6 p.m.) Offering $5 off general admission for up to four people when they mention Connecticut Open House Day and present a valid Connecticut ID. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

 

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New Britain Industrial Museum
185 Main St.
2nd Floor
New Britain, CT
(860) 832-8654
http://www.nbindustrial.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with gallery activities, view current exhibits and serving complimentary refreshments. “Nuts & Bolts: Stories from New Britain Manufacturing,” an exhibit featuring stories from workers from past and present with images of objects that made New Britain the Hardware City of the World (66 West Main St.)

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

Free admission from noon until 5 p.m.

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. Create your own seedling pots and Colonial arts and crafts, and games.

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 432-2800
http://www.britishart.yale.edu

Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Featuring free drawing and a children’s film festival (a series of short films for children) with screenings at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors also receive a 10% discount in the Museum shop.

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 noon until 4 p.m.

Monte Cristo Cottage
325 Pequot Ave.
New London, CT
(860) 443-5378
http://www.theoneill.org

Free tours from noon until 4 p.m., to the boyhood home of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill. Receive complimentary tickets to a play or musical at the O’Neill Theater Center located in Waterford.

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

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with musket demonstrations by members of the Connecticut’s SAR’s Color Guard.

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.

Pratt Nature Center
163 Paper Mill Rd.
New Milford, CT
(860) 355-3137
http://www.prattcenter.org

At 10 a.m., take a free guided hike up Mt. Tom to identify common plants and birds.

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main St.
Niantic, CT
(860) 691-1111
http://www.cmsect.org

From 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., visitors with a valid Connecticut ID receive $2 off regular admission.

Samuel Smith House
82 Plants Dam Rd.
Niantic, CT
(860) 739-5995
http://www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org

Free tours of the historic farmstead from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Smith-Harris House Museum
33 Society Rd.
Niantic, CT
(860) 739-0761
http://www.smithharris.org

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., offering house tours, refreshments, open hearth cooking demonstrations, children’s games and re-enactors.

Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School
226 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  tours of the Lee House and Little Boston Schoolhouse, farm animals, gift store and more.

Blackberry River Inn
538 Greenwoods Rd. West
(Rte. 44)
Norfolk, CT
(860) 542-5100
http://www.blackberryriverinn.com
Open to the public from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., offering a special $99/per night accommodations (Mon.-Thu. only); jelly bean count contest for one overnight stay, tours of the inn, and ice tea and cookies served.

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

Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., offering hands-on printmaking, tours of the facility and the exhibition “4th Biennial International FOOTPRINT.”

Fodor Farm
327 Flax Hill Rd.
Norwalk,  CT
(203) 854-7806
http://www.norwalkct.org/index.aspx?nid=279
For the first time the historic farm and community gardens will be open to the public. Tours include the 1809 main house and newly-built barn with chef’s kitchen. Open from noon until 4 p.m.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water St.
Norwalk, CT
(203) 852-0700
http://www.maritimeaquarium.org

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors will receive $2 off the discount combo ticket which includes Aquarium admission and a classic IMAX movie.  The discount is extended to all Connecticut residents with proof of residency.

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

Free guided tours of the first floor of the historic Colonial house from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Spa at Norwich Inn
607 West Thames St.
Norwich, CT
(860) 425-3500
http://www.thespaatnorwichinn.com

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., visitors get a tour of the facility, along with refreshments and receive a 15% discount on a spa service and a 15% dining discount.

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AAA
210 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

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

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

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AAA
17 Farmington Ave.
Plainville, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

Congregational Church of Plainville
130 West Main St.
Plainville, CT
(860) 747-1901
http://www.uccplainville.org

Free tours of the historic church from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (leaving every half hour). At 1 p.m., listen to the Austin pipe organ demonstration with the opportunity to ask questions to the master organ player.

Captain Josiah Cowles Place B&B
184 Marion Ave.
Plantsville,, CT
(203) 213-6732
http://www.southingtonbedandbreakfast.com/
Open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., offering tours of the property, sample chocolate cake and homemade maple syrup.

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

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., featuring a variety of artist demonstrating their artwork and techniques.

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. Special time for a donation of a family album quilt by desendents of the Kelsy family. Refreshments provided.

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

Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors can view and participate in a “mock” archeological dig on-site, free of charge.

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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 exhibition-inspired hands-on art making projects for all ages.

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

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

 

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

Open artist studio from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., offering a free catalog, refreshments and illustrated cards.

Watershed Gallery
23 Governor St.
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-4387
http://www.watershedgallery.com

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors will receive complimentary refreshments, free raffle for a limited edition Ridgefield art poster created by a Connecticut artists, and a free art scavenger hunt.

Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio/Gallery
3 Robertsville Rd.
Riverton, CT
(860) 738-9464
http://www.petergreenwood.com

Glass blowing activities for adults and children (5 yrs. and up). Make a paperweight or glass flower in a 15-minute workshop, no experience necessary. Studio open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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.

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.

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Audubon Sharon
325 Cornwall Bridge Rd. & 99 West Cornwall Rd. (two locations)
Sharon, CT
(860) 364-0520
http://sharon.audubon.org/

Free family-friendly bird walk at 8 a.m. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars.

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.

Barnes Museum
85 North Main St.
Southington, CT
(860) 628-5426
http://www.barnesmuseum.wordpress.com

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

Southington Drive-In
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke.
(Rte. 322)
Southington, CT
http://www.southingtondrive-in.org

The first 100 carloads for $10. Gate opens at 6 p.m., show begins at sunset.  Feature film: “Ice Age.”

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.

Adventure Park at Storrs
2007 Storrs Rd.
Storrs, CT
(860) 946-0606
http://www.storrsadventurepark.com

All visitors receive a 10% ticket discount from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Experience “adventure in the trees” for beginners to advance climbers. Try out the series of bridges that form an “aerial trails” throughout the forest.

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry
1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
(860) 486-8580
http://www.bimp.uconn.edu
Open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., offering 10% discount on museum merchandise and view the opening at 4 p.m. of  the new exhibit: “Opera and Giant Puppets: Barber of Seville.”

Sweet Emotions Candy
9 Dog Lane
Suite 106B
Storrs, CT
(860) 477-0945
http://www.sweetemotionscandy.com

Open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., offering complimentary Connecticut-made candy treat.

Hilltop Farm
1608 Mapleton Ave.
Suffield,  CT
http://www.hilltopfarmsuffield.org/
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Featuring special programs on butterflies.

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 noon until 4 p.m.

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Crescent Gallery
158 Main St.
Thomaston, CT
(860) 484-1286
http://www.thomastonfinearts.com

Offering complimentary refreshments from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Seth Thomas - Bradstreet House
237 Main St.
Thomaston, CT
(860) 283-5253
http://www.thomastonct.org/Content/Seth_Thomas_Bradstreet_House.asp

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

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Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum
1819 Rte. 32
Uncasville,, CT
(860) 367-1618
http://www.mohegan.nsn.us/

Open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., offering a free gift to each visitor.

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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.-4 p.m.), live entertainment with Josi Davis & Hot Damn (4 p.m.-7 p.m.).  Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic.

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

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., offering free guided tours of the new exhibit “Over There: Washington and the Great War.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I.

H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc.
43 Wilbur Rd.
Washington, CT
(860) 868-1960
http://www.horseofct.org

Free farm tours from noon until 4 p.m.

Fascia’s Chocoloates
44 Chase River Rd.
Waterbury,  CT
(203) 753-0515
http://www.fasciaschocolates.com
Free tours every hour from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tours include behind-the-scenes look at the factory, learn of their history, and chocolate tastings.
Palace Theater
100 East Main St.
Waterbury, CT
(203) 346-2000
http://www.palacetheaterct.org
Free guided tour of the historic Palace Theater. Tour leaves at 11 a.m. and is open to the first 60 people (online registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome).

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

Offering half-price tickets to the first 50 visitors for the June 14 show only, which is “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”

Timexpo: The Timex Museum
175 Union St.
Brass Mill Commons
Waterbury, CT
(203) 346-5710
http://www.timexpo.com

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors receive a reduced admission of $4.

 

AAA
117 Boston Post Rd.
Waterford Shopping Plaza
Waterford, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets.

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
305 Great Neck Rd.
Waterford, CT
(860) 443-5378
http://www.theoneill.org

Free tours of the campus from noon until 4 p.m., with food and beverages at the Pub, and complimentary ticket to a play or musical to all visitors.

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

Free admission and farm tours of an alpaca farm from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

AAA
815 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT
(860) 236-3261
http://www.aaa.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering TripTiks (driving instructions, tour books and maps, and discounted offers for movie and attractions tickets. Free battery checks for everyone from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
227 South Main St.
West Hartford,  CT
(860) 521-5362
http://www.noahwebsterhouse.org
Free admission from noon until 4 p.m. with children’s craft activities, tours of the first floor and the galleries.

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

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

West Haven Historical Society
686 Savin Ave.
West Haven,, CT
(203) 932-0088
http://www.westhavenhistory.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Special exhibit focuses on the town’s sports history.

Tanger Outlet Center
314 Flat Rock Place
Westbrook, CT
(860) 399-8656
http://www.tangeroutlet.com/westbrook

Visitors will receive a free coupon book by showing a valid Connecticut ID (one per customer) and a free 20% Tanger-stuyle coupon. Stores open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

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

Free admission form noon until 4 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 noon until 4 p.m.

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

Open from 1a a.m. until 4 p.m. with free programs featuring live animal demonstrations and educational fun games for all.

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

Free admission from noon until 4 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.

Rugged Fitness
1820 Berlin Tpke.
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 436-9777
http://www.areyourugged.com
Open from 8 a.m. until noon, offering to new customers free class participation with online pre-registration.

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.

Windham Textile and History Museum
411 Main St.
Willimantic, CT
(860) 456-2178
http://www.millmuseum.org
Visitors receive half price off regular admission, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Moosemeadow Camping Resort
23 Kechkes Rd.
Willington, CT
(860) 429-8528
http://www.moosemeadow.com

Receive 50% off for a day use of the facilities or for an overnight stay.  Day hours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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 a floral show of original works of art and complimentary refreshments.

Luddy/Taylor Tobacco Museum
Northwest Park
135 Lang Rd.
Windsor, CT
(860) 285-1888
http://www.tobaccohistsoc.org

Free guided tours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring refurbished tobacco shed/museum, archive building, live music, and children’s educational activities related to farming in Connecticut.

New England Air Museum
Bradley International Airport
36 Perimeter Rd. (off Rte. 75)
Windsor Locks, CT
(860) 623-3305
http://www.neam.org

Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.

Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Ave.
(Rte. 159)
Windsor,  CT
(860) 688-3813
http://www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org
Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Museum built in 1821 features old farm tools, kitchen utensils, artifacts of the American Revolution and Civil War, and children’s toys. Visitors receive complimentary bookmarks.

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.

Fairvue Farms
199 Route 171
Woodstock, CT
(860) 933-1514
http://www.thefarmerscow.com

Visit the farm from noon until 3 p.m. and visit with the cows, sample fresh Connecticut milk, ice cream and seasonal beverages.

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.

Sober Camel Pottery Studio
200 Pole Bridge Rd.
Woodstock, CT
(860) 974-1941

 

First 25 visitors receive a free stoneware gift, open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

 
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