This suburban community is located along the shore of Long Island Sound. Enjoy beaches, parks, historical museums, art galleries, and a variety of dining options.  

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This suburban community is located along the shore of Long Island Sound. Visit several historical homesteads to learn about Darien’s culture and history. Enjoy beaches, parks, museums, art galleries, and a variety of dining options.

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Facts about Darien

Town/City established:

  • 1820.

Named from:

  • This town was named from the Isthmus of Darien.

County: 

  • Fairfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Kate Bosworth, actress.
  • Tom Gammill, Emmy-winning TV producer & writer for The Simpsons, Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live. 
  • Steve Wilkos, host of the Steve Wilkos Show.
  • Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes correspondent and anchor of CBS Evening News.
  • Glenn Britt, former CEO of Time Warner.
  • Brian Cashman, New York Yankees General Manager.
  • Ruth Ray, artist.
  • Walt Kelly, cartoonist who drew Pogo.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Pear Tree Point Park.
  • Bates-Scofield House.
  • Cherry Lawn Park.
  • Chocolate Works Chocolate Factory.
  • Weed Beach.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Memorial Day Parade, May.
  • Darien Farmer’s Market, May-November.
  • Weed Beach Fest, June.-Memorial Day Parade, May.

Quality of town/city:

  • This suburban community is located along the shore of Long Island Sound. Visit several historical homesteads to learn about Darien’s culture and history. Enjoy beaches, parks, museums, art galleries, and a variety of dining options.  

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