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GET IN TOUCH

Please contact us with any questions you may have. You can make an appointment for a private tour, schedule a meeting to discuss volunteer opportunities or ways to engage, or plan a group event.

    TOURS

    Tours of the campus, including the Hanford-Silliman House, our 1764 Historic House Museum and New Canaan's first licensed Tavern, are offered by appointment. A personal docent will help visitors explore the hearth, the craft room, the Tavern, the Parlor, the Doll Collection, and the bedrooms, offering a glimpse into life in Colonial New Canaan. The cost is $25.

    EDUCATIONAL & SCHOOL EVENTS

    The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society offers guided tours to schools and groups. These tours can be custom-tailored to your curricula or interests, and can focus on early medicine, life in Colonial New Canaan, wool and linen weaving, the life and work of John Rogers, education in a one-room schoolhouse, and so much more. We can also include activities such as butter and lemonade making. Please contact Nancy Geary at ngeary@nchistory.org to discuss and/or make arrangements.

    VOLUNTEERS

    The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society relies on its volunteers. We need docents, researchers, event helpers, clothing and textile assistance, greeters, and so much more, and are happy to work with you to find something that suits your interest. Please contact Nancy Geary at ngeary@nchistory.org to find out how you can get involved. Please contact Nancy Geary at ngeary@nchistory.org to discuss and/or make arrangements.

    PLAN YOUR VISIT

    HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 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.

    Accessibility

    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

    Admission is free to members.

    The cost for visitors:
    $5 for exhibitions
    $10 for Library usage
    $25 for a full campus tour

    (Please call or email to schedule.)

    WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CONSTRUCTION ON THE JIM AND DEDE BARTLETT CENTER FOR NEW CANAAN HISTORY BEGINS FEBRUARY 12, 2024.
    EVENTS WILL OCCUR AS SCHEDULED, BUT BECAUSE OF THE LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES IN THE MAIN BUILDING, TOURS OF THE CAMPUS AND THE PORTRAIT EXHIBITION ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
    PLEASE CONTACT NGEARY@NCHISTORY.ORG.

    WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR RESEARCH UNTIL APRIL 30.