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Tool Museum

Main Campus
13 Oenoke Ridge Road
New Canaan

This small museum features an extensive and important collection of tools and implements from the 18th and 19th centuries, a time when Connecticut homesteaders and farmers established cottage industries.

The Tool Museum offers insight into how New Canaanites lived, farmed, worked, and built their homes more than 200 years ago. Come see how logs were felled and transformed into beams; how the early shoe industry operated with forms and molds; how a corn sheller operated; and how the ice industry made New Canaan’s ponds a great source of revenue. The Tool Museum also houses the only Hoe-Acorn press in Fairfield County.