"Rebels and Redcoats: The Aftermath of the Battle of Ridgefield"

July 18 - October 30

In April, 1777, war came to Wilton. After burning part of Danbury and destroying Continental Army supplies, British troops under General William Tryon marched through Wilton on their way back to Westport. With a sudden alarm sent throughout Connecticut warning of British invasion, many assembled soldiers fought to repel the enemy from their homes. This exhibition explores the actions of British, Patriots, and civilians involved in the Revolutionary War action known as the Raid on Danbury, with a particular focus on the march of British troops south down Ridgefield Road through Wilton.


Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Rd.
Wilton, CT 06897
United States




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