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Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and a short one hour drive north from New York City, the town is a favorite destination for visitors. Founded over 300 years ago, with a population of 25,000, Ridgefield boasts a unique historic Main Street, a highly rated school system and is rated as one of the safest towns in the state.... Read More

Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and a short one hour drive north from New York City, Ridgefield is a favorite destination for visitors. Founded over 300 years ago, and with a population of 25,000, Ridgefield boasts a unique historic Main Street, a highly rated school system and is rated as one of the safest towns in the state.

Visitors can tour the Aldrich Contemporary Art MuseumWeir Farm National Historic Site or visit Keeler Tavern Museum. Seeking entertainment? Enjoy the intimate setting of the Ridgefield Playhouse that hosts hundreds of live shows by nationally acclaimed performers. Or catch a first release movie at the unique Prospector Theater. Fill your day in Ridgefield by shopping the unique boutiques on Main Street, or the various shops located on Danbury Road. While in our town be sure to enjoy any one of our numerous restaurants from casual cuisine to fine dining. If you are seeking outdoor activity we offer a semi-private, Fazio-designed 18 hole golf course, the Ridgefield Golf Course, as well as walking trails, lakes and miles of country roads that are enjoyed by bikers.

With so much to offer, all in a picturesque, Norman Rockwell setting, it's no surprise that many groups choose Ridgefield as a destination event location. With the historic Lounsbury House as the perfect venue, plus plenty of outdoor spaces, Ridgefield is a memorable location for private parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

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Facts about Ridgefield

Town established:

  • Incorporated in 1709

Name from:

  • Named from its ridges; Indian name, "Caudatowa"

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Judy Collins, Grammy award winning singer
  • Harvey Fierstein, Broadway star
  • Stephen Schwartz, Oscar winning composer
  • Dick Cavett, TV personality and author
  • Ed Kowalczyk, musician with Live
  • Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist
  • Larry Bossidy, CEO and leading businessman
  • Morton Dean, television journalist
  • Huntington Gilchrist, political scientist, diplomat, the only American to serve on international staff founding the League of Nations and the U.N.
  • Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine
  • Julian Alden Weir, impressionist painter, bought Nod Hill Farm in 1882, now a National Historic Site
  • Mahonri Young, grandson of Brigham Young; artist and sculptor

Top Five Attractions:

  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Keeler Tavern
  • Downtown Main Street

Annual Visitor's Events:

  • Restaurant Week, February
  • Spring Stroll, April
  • Memorial Day Parade, May
  • Antiques Flea Market, June
  • Summerfest, July
  • Green Expo, August
  • Fall in Love with Ridgefield, October
  • Craft Fair, November
  • Holiday Stroll, December

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  • Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and a short one hour drive north from New York City, the town is a favorite destination for visitors. Founded over 300 years ago with a population of 25,000 Ridgefield boasts a unique historic Main Street, a highly rated school system and is rated as one of the safest town in the state. Visitors can tour the Aldrich Museum of Modern Art, the Weir Farm National Historic Site or a visit at Keeler Tavern. Seeking entertainment? Enjoy the intimate setting of the Ridgefield Playhouse that hosts hundreds of live shows by nationally acclaimed performers. Or catch a first release movie at the unique Prospector Theater. Fill your day in Ridgefield by shopping the unique boutiques on Main Street, or the various shops located on Danbury Road. While in our town be sure to enjoy any one of our numerous restaurants from casual cuisine to fine dining. If you are seeking outdoor activity we offer a semi-private Fazio-designed 18 hole golf course Ridgefield Golf Course, walking trails, lakes and miles of country roads that are enjoyed by bikers. With so much to offer all in a picturesque Norman Rockwell setting it is no surprise that many families choose Ridgefield as a destination wedding weekend location for friends and family. With the historic Lounsbury House as the perfect venue, Ridgefield is the location to make your day special and memorable.

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