Curating Art, History and Fun at Connecticut’s Museums Last Updated: August 2023

Connecticut is home to hundreds of museums and historic sites, showcasing everything from classical to contemporary artwork, ancient to modern history, dinosaurs to space exploration —and everything in between. We’ve compiled a list of a few of the most popular museums by category, and we invite you to find even more museums, by subject or region, here.

History Museums

We may be known for being home to some of the most famous sites in the American Revolution, but Connecticut also has museums that honor and celebrate Native American and African American history, as well as our maritime background, women’s heritage and our passion for invention. We’ve included a short list, but you can uncover more of our historic sites for yourself, here

One-of-A-Kind Museums

Of course, there are always some museums that don’t fit into a specific category, and even some that defy explanation. But Connecticut is home to some of the most unusual, unpredictable and unforgettable museum experiences in the country. Did you know that PEZ candy has a museum here? Or that you can visit an old prison and copper mine, and ride a historic carousel in the same day? Check out a list of a few of Connecticut's more colorful museums here.

Still looking for more?

You can view listings for all kinds of Connecticut museums and galleries by name, type, town or region, here.