The Nation's first Academy for African-American young women (1833-34). Changing exhibits, period furnishings, research library, gift shop. National Historic Landmark.Read More
Prudence Crandall was designated Connecticut's State Heroine for the moral courage she showed in providing private education for young African-American women despite strong local opposition. Miss Crandall faced three court trials and even spent a night in jail for her beliefs. National Historic Landmark.
Special exhibits on view: Lives and Legacies: Prudence Crandall's African-American Students and Beyond The Classroom, an installation that recreates a bedroom area, furnished as it might have been when the Academy functioned as the boarding school for African-American students.
This is a Connecticut Blue Star Museum which invites active military personnel and their families to visit free of charge all summer long (May 30 through September 5, 2016).
Tour time: 1 hour
Other amenities: Gift Shop, Parking, Parking, Guided or Self-guided tours