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Fairfield Museum & History Center

The Fairfield Museum uses the power of history, art and humanities to inspire the imagination. Rotating exhibitions range from photography to regional history to shows about fascinating issues such as immigration, climate change, and war. The Museum Commons, open in the summer, features three buildings with interactive, hands-on activities.<... Read More

The Fairfield Museum uses the power of history, art and humanities to inspire the imagination. Rotating exhibitions range from photography to regional history to shows about fascinating issues such as immigration, climate change, and war. This dynamic cultural resource includes a permanent exhibition about local history, a research library, rental facilities and the Museum Shop, featuring books, local items, historic photographs/prints, gifts, toys and more. The Museum and Museum Shop are open daily, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Ogden House, a colonial saltbox home located at 1520 Bronson Road, is open on Sundays in the summer. The Burr Mansion, located at 739 Old Post Road, is available for rentals.

The Museum Commons features the following: Sun Tavern (c. 1780), which showcases tavern life and colonial justice, Victorian Barn (1888), which includes hands-on displays relating to agriculture, and Victorian Cottage (1888), which is a children's zone where young people can dress up, contruct a town and learn about local history. 

Families are invited to enjoy the Museum's ongoing exhibition, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past, the annual Holiday Express Train Show, ‚ÄúLegends and Hauntings" walking tours, summertime historical walking tours, Halloween on the Green and the annual Memorial Day picnic. Adult lectures, Museum After Dark openings, a family party and a variety of community events also take place throughout the year. 

Pricing: Adults $5, seniors & students (6-22) $3, children (5 and under) free.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Group Tours, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals

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Location:

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824

Hours:

Open daily: 10-4. Library: Tue.-Fri., 10-4, Sat. 12-4.

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