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Wilton Historical Society

Take a walk through history at the Wilton Heritage Museum, located in the heart of historic Fairfield County.

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Take a walk through history at the Wilton Heritage Museum, located in the heart of historic Fairfield County.  Two 18th century dwellings contain 14 rooms furnished to show the development of domestic life, the economy, furniture and decorations in New England homes, 1740-1910. Learn about authentic paint colors, wallpapers, floor coverings from the Colonial to Victorian eras. Specialized collections include a large textile and costume collection; Norwalk-made red ware and stoneware and other ceramics; and one the largest collection of the objects of childhood, including dolls, dollhouses and toys. “Tools of the Trades” is a permanent exhibition of more than 600 tools used by the trades common to the area. Presented in the Abbott Barn, it features house building and woodworking, broom, shoe, hat, basket making, coopering, fishing and oystering, hay, grain and ice harvesting tools. Drawn from the collection of Walter R.T. Smith, they are dramatically displayed. Completing the complex is the Abbott Blacksmith Shop, fully functional, where a blacksmith works on Sundays and for special events. There are three special exhibitions each year, including an exhibit of multiple running trains each December and January.

Tour time: 60-90 minutes

 

Pricing: Adults $5, children accompanied by adult free.

Other Amenities: Guided Group Tours

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Location:

224 Danbury Rd.
(Rte. 7)
Wilton, CT 06897

Hours:

Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun. 1-4 p.m. for special exhibitions
Tours 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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