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Architect Mark Markiewicz’s rendering of the Jim Bach Special Collections Museum


Mid-Century Modern New Canaan Mid-Century Modern New Canaan

New Canaan is widely known for its mid-century modern architecture. These houses, designed in the decades after World War II by architects including Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, and Philip Johnson, shaped the landscape of this Town. The Modern New Canaan initiative at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society brings together programs, events, and tours that celebrate, appreciate, and preserve this important legacy.

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HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm / Weekends and evenings by appointment

Getting Here

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is located at 13 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan. It is walking distance from the New Canaan Train Station, which is serviced by Metro-North.


The Town House is wheelchair accessible with an elevator that connects all three floors. Please contact the office if you are interested in visiting the historic houses and need accommodations.

Museum Services

Learn about research assistance, site rental and room usage information and the historic house Plaque Program.


Admission is free to members.

The cost for visitors:
Adults (21+): $10.00
Under 21: $5.00
Children under 2: Free

$10 for Library usage
$25 for a full campus tour

(Please call or email to schedule.)