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Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum

The Gunn Historical Museum features a new long-term exhibit on the History of Washington, and the Gunn Memorial Library offers free public library services in addition to a Connecticut Room with state, local, and geneological books. 

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The Gunn Historical Museum, located in a 1781 house, features a new long-term exhibit entitled Washington, Connecticut - An American Story. The immersive exhibit, designed by the creative agency SandorMax, focuses on all villages of Washington, Connecticut: Washington Green, Washington Depot, New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. The various topics explored in the exhibit include Native Americans, Colonists, Forming the Town, Slavery and Abolition, Businesses, Agriculture, Revolutionary War, Immigrants, Flood of 1955, and more.

The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing free public library services to Washington, Connecticut and the surrounding communities. It is dedicated to the promotion of literacy, education, and preservation of the town's history and culture, via the Gunn Historical Museum. The library, designed by Ehrick Rossiter and opened in 1908, has a Connecticut Room with state, local, and geneological books. There are also special events hosted throughout the year.

Other amenities: dining nearby, parking, self-guided tours


Pricing: Free, donations accepted.

Other Amenities: Groups Welcome, Indoor Activity



5 Wykeham Rd. & Rte. 47
Washington, CT 06793


Gunn Historical Museum
Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Gunn Memorial Library
Monday 9:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am-8:00pm
Thursday 9:30am-8:00pm
Friday 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-3:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm (April-June, September-November)

While You're in the Neighborhood