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Wilton Historical Society

The Wilton Historical Society tells the story of a Connecticut town through interactive programs and diverse exhibitions.

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Visitors are welcome at the Wilton Historical Society Museum Complex (Historic District #5), which consists of the Betts-Sturgis-Blackmar House (red) built on-site c.1740; the c.1840 Burt Barn Gallery (yellow); the Sloan-Raymond-Fitch House (gray) built c.1770; the c. 1860 Abbott Barn, c. 1890 Blacksmith Shop, plus a c.1895 two-seat privy.

Making connections between objects, places and stories to ensure that history is relevant to everyone, the History is Here permanent exhibition presents a compelling timeline of “Connecticut’s History, Wilton’s Story”.  Kids and adults alike love the award-winning “Just Like Grandma Used to Make” room, where you can touch everything!  Period rooms and exhibit spaces display objects and collections, such as textiles, costumes, toys, tools, furniture, and redware.

Visitors may tour the historic houses by appointment, see the extensive tool collection in the Abbott Barn, and stroll in the 1750 Colonial Herb Garden. Plants in the flourishing garden are well marked as to their name and use, be it culinary, dying, potpourri or medicinal. A blacksmith is generally at his forge on Saturdays. The Burt Barn Gallery and Sloan House Gallery provide space for changing exhibitions, lectures and meetings. The Betts Store, a museum shop featuring hand-crafted, American made gifts and toys, is open during regular museum hours. 

Pricing: $10 for non-members, free to members

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, 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 available by appointment. Email info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

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