Museums

It appears I have my work cut out for me.

CTMQ’s Museum Visit Reports

Giant List of All Museums
100th Museum Visit Celebration! (Incl. Best of 1st 100)
200th Museum Visit Celebration! (Incl. Best of 2nd 100)
Defunct Museums
Future Museums
Mystery Museums
Virtual Museums

Jump to Towns:*

A B C D E F G H K L M N O P R S T U V W

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Damian doing his best “skull face” at the Yale Peabody Natural History Museum (Museum visit 187)

*This being Connecticut, the town listing is way more complicated than it should be with all of our often better-known towns and cities and boroughs within the true 169 towns. I’m forced to make some difficult decisions regarding the truly confusing ones. The following cities/boroughs/town museums will be listed under the real town they are within (in parentheses):

Danielson (Killingly)
Mashantucket/Pequot (Ledyard)
Uncasville/Mohegan (Montville)
Rockville (Vernon)
Willimantic (Windham)
Winsted (Winchester)

Other, slightly lesser known areas are noted as you’ll see below (like Noank and North Granby or others). The two most vexing towns are:

Storrs (Mansfield)
Mystic (partly Stonington, partly Groton)

No one in the world refers to Uconn as being in Mansfield or anything in Mystic as being in Groton or Stonington. So, I’ll list both Storrs and Mystic as their own towns which, quite frankly, irks me a bit.

The 2010 Museum List Annual Autumn Audit and Re-Launch is complete. The changes will make this page look 100% better and will also allow me to simply add/delete museums as I go along down the road. The numbering is gone as the number of museums doesn’t mean anything to anyone, as it’s constantly in flux and my definition of museum is certainly different than the next guy’s. All told, we’re talking something over 700 places to visit/write about.

Awesome.

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Hoang at Yale’s A&A Gallery

The List: Museums

Andover

Museum of Andover History

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Ansonia

Ansonia Nature Center
General David Humphreys House

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Ashford

Future Museum: Tremko-Stebbins House Museum

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Avon

Derrin House
Defunct Museum: Horse Guard Cavalry Museum, Go to the CTMQ “Visit”
Living Museum of Avon
Marian M. Hunter History Room
Pine Grove Schoolhouse

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Barkhamsted (including Riverton)

Barkhamsted Historical Society Museum at Squire’s Tavern
Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio, Go to the CTMQ visit
Defunct Museum: Hitchcock Museum, Go to the CTMQ “Visit”
Peoples State Forest Nature Museum/Stone Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Beacon Falls

None

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Berlin (including Kensington)

Berlin Agricultural Lions Museum (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Berlin Historical Museum at the Berlin Fair, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Berlin Historical Society and Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Bethany

Mystery Museum: Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

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Bethel

Future Museum: Bethel Firefighter’s Museum
Bethel Historical Society Museum
Plumtrees Schoolhouse

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Bethlehem

Abbey at Regina Laudis Crèche, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Go to the CTMQ Visit
District No 1 Schoolhouse (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Old Bethlem Museum

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Bloomfield

4-H Education Center at Auer Farm, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Captain Oliver Filley House
Defunct Museum: The Farm Implement Museum, CTMQ “Visit”
Old Farm School and Education Center
New England Muscle Bicycle Museum
Future Museum: SW District School

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Bolton

None

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Bozrah

None

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Branford

The Glass Hut
Harrison House Museum & Barn
Future Museum: Stony Creek Museum

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Bridgeport

Barnum Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Beardsley Zoo, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Bridgeport Library History room
Captain’s Cove Seaport/Dundon House
Carousel Museum at the Beardsley Zoo (No website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Gallery at Arnold Bernhard Arts Center at UB
Mystery Museum: The Glacier Society
Housatonic Museum of Art, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Bridgewater

Bridgewater Historical Society
Peck House

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Bristol

American Clock & Watch Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Bristol Historical Society Museum
Bristol Memorial Military Museum
Mystery Museum: Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Club Museum
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
Glo Sessions Art Gallery
Imagine Nation Children’s Museum
Museum of Fire History
Museum of Greek Culture
Future Museum: New England Auto Museum
The New England Carousel Museum
Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Brookfield

Brookfield Craft Center
Brookfield Museum
Brookfield Nature Center and Rock Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
Daniel Putnam Tyler Law Office
Defunct Museum: New England Center for Contemporary Art
Putnam Elms

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Burlington

Burlington Historical Society at Elton Tavern
Burlington Trout Hatchery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Lamothe’s Sugar House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
One Room Schoolhouse
Sessions Woods, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Canaan (including Falls Village)

Beckley Iron Furnace, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Beebe Hill School
Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society
South Canaan Meeting House

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Canterbury

Canterbury History Museum
Finnish-American Historical Society Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Green School House
Haul of Fame Truck Museum (No Website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Prudence Crandall Museum

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Canton (including Collinsville)

Canton Historical Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Gallery on the Green
Roaring Brook Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Chaplin

Chaplin Museum

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Cheshire

Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum
Hitchcock-Phillips House
Lock 12 Historical Park Museum
Mystery Museum: Riverbound Farm Nature Center

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Chester

Chester Museum at the Mill
eo art lab

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Clinton

Andrews Town Hall CHS Museum
Buell Tool Museum
Captain Elisha White House
Stanton House

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Colchester

Colchester History Museum (No website)
Zagray Farm Museum

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Colebrook

Colebrook Historical Society Museum
Rock Schoolhouse

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Columbia

Historical Society/Indian School

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Cornwall (including Cornwall Bridge)

Cornwall Historical Society Museum

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Coventry

Brick School House Go to the CTMQ Visit
Developing Museum: Connecticut Museum of Glass, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Nathan Hale Homestead
Special Joys Doll and Toy Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Strong-Porter House, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Cromwell

Stevens-Frisbie House/Cromwell Historical Society

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Danbury

Defunct Museum: Charles Ives Birthplace Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Danbury Museum and Historical Society at Rider House (DHS)
Danbury Railway Museum
Dodd Hat Shop (DHS)
Higgins Hall Art Gallery at WCSU
Little Red & Old King Street Schoolhouses (DHS)
Marian Anderson Studio (DHS)
WCSU Observatories and Planetarium
Military Museum of Southern New England
The Museum in the Streets
Mystery Museum: Old Quarry Nature Center
Tarrywile Mansion

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Darien (including Noroton)

Bates-Scofield Homestead
Darien Nature Center

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Deep River

Stone House and Deep River Historical Society

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Derby

Derby’s Historical Society is in Ansonia
Derby Public Library Exhibits
Kellogg Environmental Center
Future Museum: Lower Naugatuck Valley Industrial Heritage Center/Howe House
Osborne Homestead

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Durham

Future Museum: Durham Historical Society at Center School House
Farm Museum at The Durham Fair
Mystery Museum: Matchbox & Lesney Toy Museum

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Eastford

None

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Easton

Adams Schoolhouse
Future Museum: Bradley-Hubbell House Museum and Barn
Silverman’s Animal Farm, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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East Granby

East Granby Historical Society Museum (no website)
Old New Gate Prison and Copper Mine

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East Haddam (including Moodus)

Allegra Farm Living Museum
Amasa Day House Museum
East Haddam Historical Society Museum, Go the the CTMQ Visit
Gillette Castle, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Goodspeed Opera House
I-Park
Max Showalter Room at Goodspeed
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Scherer Library of Musical Theater

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East Hampton

Goff House Museum and Cultural Center
Chatham Historical Society, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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East Hartford

Burnham Blacksmith Shop (EHS)
CT High School Coaches’ Assocation Hall of Fame (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Connecticut River Valley Museum (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit

Edward E. King Museum
, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Goodwin School House (EHS)
Virtual Museum: Liberty Bell Museum
Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk (Also Hartford)
Makens Bemont House (EHS)
Pratt & Whitney Engine Museum
Wickham Park Nature Center and Aviary (also in Manchester), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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East Haven

East Haven Historical Society Museum
The Shore Line Trolley Museum

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East Lyme (including Flanders and Niantic)

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Little Boston Schoolhouse, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Rocky Neck SP Nature Center
Smith-Harris House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Thomas Lee House, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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East Windsor

Connecticut Fire Museum
Connecticut Motor Coach Museum
Connecticut Trolley Museum
East Windsor Academy Museum

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Ellington

Hall Memorial Library History Room, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Nellie E. McKnight Museum (Historical Society), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Enfield

Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame
Never Opened Museum: National Purple Heart Museum
Martha A. Parsons House (Historical Society)
Old Town Hall Museum
Wallop School Museum

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Essex

Connecticut River Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Griswold Inn art tour, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Museum of the Fife and Drum
Pratt House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
River Valley Junction, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Fairfield (including Southport)

Bellarmine Museum of Art
CT Audubon Center at Fairfield Go to the CTMQ Visit
CT Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary
Gallery of Contemporary Art (Sacred Heart U.)
Fairfield Museum & History Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Ogden House and Gardens, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Old Fairfield Academy, (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Sun Tavern
Walsh Art Gallery (Fairfield U.), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Farmington

Art Galleries at Miss Porter’s School
Barnes and Hackman Franklin Art Gallery (Tunxis CC), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Farmington Room at the library
Farmington Valley Arts Center
Hartford Medical Society Historical Library, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Hill-Stead Museum
Lewis-Walpole Library and Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Old Stone Schoolhouse
Stanley-Whitman House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Unionville Museum
Future Museum: William Day Museum of Indian Artifacts “Closed indefinitely” – 9/10

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Franklin

Blue Slope Country Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Dr. Ashbel Woodward Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Glastonbury

Audubon Center at Glastonbury, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Glastonbury-East Hartford Elementary Magnet School Planetarium
Museum on the Green, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Tobacco Museum
Welles Shipman Ward House

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Goshen

Action Wildlife, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Goshen History Museum

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Granby (including North and West Granby)

Abijah Rowe House (Salmonbrook HS), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Colton-Hayes Tobacco Shed (SHS), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Cooley Schoolhouse (SHS), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystery Museum: Holcomb Farm Nature Museum
Strain Family Horse Farm Cowboy Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Weed-Enders House (SHS), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Greenwich (including Cos Cob and Mianus)

The Bendheim Gallery
Bowman Observatory
Bruce Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Bush-Holley House & Museum Gallery (GHS)
Floren Family Environmental Center
Garden Education Center
National Audubon Society at Greenwich, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Putnam Cottage

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Griswold (Including Jewett City)

Griswold Historical Society Museum

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Groton (Including Noank – see Mystic/Old Mystic here)

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art (UConn-Avery Point)
Avery-Copp Museum
Bill Memorial Library Museum
Ebenezer Avery House Museum
Fort Griswold, Battle Monument & House Museum
Jabez Smith House
Latham-Chester Store Museum (Noank HS)
Submarine Force Museum
Sylvan Street Museum (Noank HS)

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Guilford

The Dudley Farm Museum
Edith B. Nettleton Historical Room
Guilford Art Center
Henry Whitfield State Museum
Hyland House
Medad Stone Tavern Museum
Mystery Museum: Shoreline Outdoor Education Center
Thomas Griswold House Museum, Go to the CTMQ visit
Woodruff Barn Farm Museum at the Guilford Fair, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Haddam (including Haddam Neck and Higganum)

Haddam Shad Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Thankful Arnold House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Veteran’s Museum

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Hamden

Eli Whitney Museum
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
Jonathan Dickerman House
Lockwood Farm, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Multicultural Children’s Museum and Arts Center

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Hampton

Audubon Center at Trail Wood & Teale Cabin
Burnham-Hibbard House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Goodwin Conservation Center Museum

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Hartford

Mystery Museum: Aetna Insurance Museum
Amistad Center for Arts and Culture
ArtSpace Hartford, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Bushnell Theater and Gallery
Butler-McCook Homestead, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Charter Oak Cultural Center Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
City Arts on Pearl and the Gallery of American Art (no website)
Clare Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Conrad L. Mallett Gallery at CCC
CT Culture and Tourism Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Connecticut Hall of Fame, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Science Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum: Connecticut Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
Connecticut Supreme Court, Go to the CTMQ Visit
CRRA Visitors Center & Trash Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: First Company Governor’s Foot Guard Museum
Governor’s residence, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Hartford History Center & ArtWalk, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum: Hartford Police Museum
Hartford Public High School Museum
Institute for Community Research Gallery
Institute of Living Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
International Cricket Hall of Fame
Isham-Terry House
Future Museum: John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center
Legislative Office Building, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk (Also E. Hartford)
Mark Twain House
Defunct Museum: Menczer Museum of Medicine & Dentistry in Hartford, CTMQ Visit
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley Historical Center
Museum of Connecticut History, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Old State House/Museum of Curiosities, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Raether/Watkinson Library Exhibits at Trinity
Real Art Ways, Go to the CTMQ Visit
State Capitol building, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystery Museum: Travelers Insurance Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum
Widener Art Gallery (Trinity)
Possible Future Museum: World Hockey Association Hall of Fame

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Hartland

Gaylord House Museum

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Harwinton

Three Harwinton Fair Museums
T. A. Hungerford Library Museum,
One-Room Schoolhouse & Barn Museum

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Hebron

Burrows Hill Schoolhouse (no website)
Ed Hodge Farm Display at the Hebron Harvest Fair (no website)
Gull Schoolhouse (no website)
Old Town Hall (no website)
Mystery/Future Museum: Peters House Museum

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Kent

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science
Cream Hill Agricultural School
The Morrison Gallery
Sculpturedale, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Seven Hearths
Skiff Mountain Schoolhouse
Sloane-Stanley Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Site
Swift House

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Killingly (including Danielson)

Spirol Gallery at Quinebaug CC
Killingly Historical Society Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Killingworth

Chatsfield Hollow SP Nature Center
Future Museum: Parmelee House and Barns
Platt Nature Center

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Lebanon

Dr. William Beaumont House
Governor Trumbull House Museum
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr House Museum
Lebanon Museum and Visitor Center
Revolutionary War Office
Wadsworth Stable

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Ledyard (including Mashantucket Pequot Reservation)

Future Museum: Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame
Gales Ferry Schoolhouse (no website)
Geer Hill Schoolhouse
Nathan Lester House and Farm Tool Museum
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
Sawmill Park Mill Museum

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Lisbon

John Bishop Museum

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Litchfield

Litchfield History Museum
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Tapping Reeve House and Law School
Topsmead, Go to the CTMQ Visit
White Memorial Conservation Center and Nature Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Lyme

None

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Madison

Allis-Bushnell House (Madison HS)
Bauer Park Farm Museum
Deacon John Grave House
Lee Academy (MHS)
Meigs Point Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
The Sculpture Mile

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Manchester

Cheney Fire Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Cheney Homestead (MHS)
Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery at MCCC, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Keeney Schoolhouse (MHS)
Lutz Children’s Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Manchester History Center & Loom Room, (MHS) Go to the CTMQ Visit
Old Manchester Museum (MHS), Go to the CTMQ Visit
PhotoSynthesis Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Wickham Park Nature Center and Aviary (also in East Hartford), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Woodbridge Farmstead (MHS)

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Mansfield (See also Storrs/UConn)

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Gurleyville Grist Mill
Mansfield Historical Museum

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Marlborough

None

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Meriden

Future Museum: Connecticut State Police Museum
Defunct Museum:Frank Chiarenza Museum of Glass, CTMQ “Visit”
Moses Andrews Homestead
Defunct Museum: National Shaving and Barbershop Museum, CTMQ “Visit”
Defunct Museum: Rosa Ponselle Museum, CTMQ “Visit”
Solomon Goffe House

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Middlebury

Now Defunct Museum: Golden Age of Trucking Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Middlebury History Museum

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Middlefield

Middlefield Historical Society Museum (no website)

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Middletown

Adath Israel Synagogue Museum
Davison Art Center (Wesleyan), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery (Wesleyan), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Freeman Center/E. Asian Studies Gallery (Wesleyan), Go to the CTMQ Visit
General Mansfield House
Future Museum: Greater Middletown Military Museum
Joe Webb Peoples Museum and Collections (Wesleyan), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Jonah Center for Earth and Art
Kid City, Go to the CTMQ Visit
MAC 650 Gallery
Middletown Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Pegasus Gallery at MCC
Rockfall Foundation and C.S. Wadsworth Living Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum: Submarine Library and Museum, CTMQ “Visit”
Van Vleck Observatory (Wesleyan)
Virtual Instrument Museum (Wesleyan)
Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Wesleyan Film Archives & Rick Nicita Gallery
Wesleyan Potters Gallery

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Milford

Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Bryan-Downs House (Milford HS)
Clark-Stockade House (MHS)
Dave Kuehn’s License Plate collection
Eells-Stow House (MHS)

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Monroe

East Village Barn Hill Schoolhouse (Monroe HS)
East Village Meeting House (MHS)
Eliot Beardsley Homestead (MHS)
The Occult museum
Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

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Montville (including Uncasville/Mohegan)

Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art
Future Museums: 3 or 4 New Museums at Dinosaur Place
Fort Shantok
Future Museum: Montville History Museum
Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum
Wells Dinosaur Haven

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Morris

James Morris Museum (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Rumored Defunct: Morris Historical Society Museum (no website)

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Multiple Towns

CT Women’s Hall of Fame, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Freedom Schooner Amistad (Various seaports)
UConn Public Art Exhibit, Go to the Ongoing CTMQ Visits

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Mystic/Old Mystic (parts of Groton and Stonington)

BF Clyde’s Cider Mill, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Denison Homestead
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystic Aquarium, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystic Arts Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystic River History Museum
Mystic Seaport, Museum of America and the Sea, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Portersville Academy (Mystic River HS)

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Naugatuck

Naugatuck Historical Museum

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New Britain

Art in the Heart of the City
Chen Fine Arts Gallery (CCSU)
Copernican Observatory and Planetarium (CCSU)
Downtown Gallery
New Britain Industrial Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
New Britain Art League Galleries
New Britain Local History Room, Go to the CTMQ Visit
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain Police Museum (no website)
New Britain Youth Museum – Downtown, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystery Museum: Sloper Wesoly House Museum

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New Canaan

Cody Drug Store (New Canaan HS)
Gores Pavillion for the Arts (NCHS), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Hanford-Silliman House (NCHS)
New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan Town House (NCHS)
Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Carriage Barn Arts Center
The Costume Museum (NCHS)
The John Rogers Studio and Museum (NCHS)
The Little Red Schoolhouse (NCHS)
The Rock School (NCHS)
Silvermine Guild Arts Center Gallery
The Tool Museum (NCHS)

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New Fairfield

Boyajian Sculpture Barn
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mystery Museum: New Fairfield HS/Little Red Schoolhouse

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New Hartford

New Hartford Historical Society

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New Haven

Arts Council of Greater New Haven Galleries (4), Go to the CTMQ Visit
ArtPlace at Yale Physician’s Building, Go to the CTMQ Visit
ArtSpace New Haven
Barnard Nature Center
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Black Rock Fort and Fort Nathan Hale, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Common Ground HS Outdoor Museum
Connecticut Children’s Museum
Creative Arts Workshop Galleries (2), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Edgerton Park Greenhouses and Library
Ethnic Heritage Center (SCSU), Go to the CTMQ Visit
The Gallery at Gateway CC
The Hill Museum of the Arts (Krikko)
Irving S. Gilmore Music Library Exhibits
John Slade Ely House
Knights of Columbus Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium (Yale)
Lighthouse Point Lighthouse and Touch Tank
Lyman Center and Earl Hall Art Galleries (SCSU)
MacDonough Art Gallery (Albertus Magnus College)
Marsh Botanic Gardens, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Native Amerian Cultural Center
New Haven Colony Historical Society Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
New Haven Library Local History Room
Pardee Morris House Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit (now re-opened)
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Public Art at Yale
Mystery Museum: Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard
Shubert Theater Tour
Trowbridge Environmental Center
Urban Museum of Modern Architects, Go to the CTMQ Visit
West Rock Nature Center
Yale Art & Architecture Galleries, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Yale Art Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Yale Center for British Art
Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Yale Medical Library Cushing Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Yale Visitor Center Museum

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New London

Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame
Conn College Art Galleries (3)
Custom House Maritime Museum
Doll & Toy Mini Museum at Harris Place
Eagle Tall Ship Tour (at USCGA)
Fort Trumbull and Museum
The Hempsted Houses
Linda Lear Center Exhibits
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Monte Cristo Cottage
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, Go to the CTMQ Visit
New London Ledge Lighthouse Museum
Olin Observatory (ConnColl)
Defunct Museum:
Science EpiCenter & DNA Learning Center
Shaw-Perkins Mansion
Thermos-on-Thames mini museum
US Coast Guard Museum
US Coast Guard Academy Visitor’s Center and Tour
Future Museum: Winthrop Mill

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New Milford (including Gaylordsville)

The Bank Building (New Milford HS)
Future Museum: The Bios Museum of Green Living
The Boardman Store (NMHS)
Brown’s Forge Museum
Future Museum: Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm
Hill and Plain School (NMHS)
1815 Knapp House (NMHS)
Little Red Schoolhouse
Memorial Hall/Local History Room
Merwinsville Hotel
New Milford Historical Society Museum
The Pratt Center
The Skitch Henderson Museum

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Newington

Future Museum: The Deming-Young Farm Museum
Enoch Kelsey House
Kellog-Eddy House
National Assoc. of Amateur Radio Museum

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Newtown

Cyrenius H. Booth Library & Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Matthew Curtiss House Museum
Middle Gate One Room Schoolhouse
Mystery Museum: Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard

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Norfolk

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate Art Gallery
Norfolk Historical Society Museum
Little Red Schoolhouse

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North Branford

Gordon Story Miller Memorial Museum & Little White Gas Station
Little Red Schoolhouse Museum
The Reynolds-Beers House

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North Canaan

Charles. H. Pease Museum at the Douglas Library, (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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North Haven

Culver-Brockett Museum
Girl Scouts of CT Museum
North Haven Historical Museum

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North Stonington

Mystery Museum: North Stonington Historical Society Museum

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Norwalk (including Rowayton)

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Fodor Farm Nature Center
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Maritime Center of Norwalk, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mill Hill Historic Park & Museum
Norwalk City Hall – WPA Murals
Norwalk CC Art Gallery
Now Defunct: Norwalk Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Rowayton Historical Society
Sheffield Island Lighthouse Museum
SoNo Switch Tower Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Norwich

ArtSpace Norwich
Defunct Museum: Children of the American Revolution Museum
Faith Trumbull Chapter of DAR Museum
Gallery at Three Rivers CC
Defunct Museum: John Baldwin House
Leffingwell House Museum
Nathaniel Backus House Museum
Norwich Arts Center Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Slater Memorial Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Old Lyme

The Cooley Gallery
Florence Griswold Museum
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Galleries
Lyme Art Association Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum: Nut Museum – Exhibit may show again at Conn College

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Old Saybrook

General William Hart House
The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Museum

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Orange

Bryan-Andrew House Museum
Orange Country Fair Antique Museum
Orange Historical Society Museum at The Academy
Pez Visitor Center
Smart Living Center
Stone-Otis House

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Oxford

Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum
, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Plainfield (including Moosup)

Quinebaug Trout Hatchery, Plainfield – Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Plainville

Plainville Historic Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Plainville Library Museum (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Plymouth (including Terryville)

Alley House Museum (Plymouth Historical Society)
Lock Museum of America, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Toll House Museum (Plymouth Historical Society)

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Pomfret

Audubon Center at Pomfret, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Brayton Grist Mill and Marcy Blacksmith Museum
Mystery Museum: Windham County 4-H Outdoor Center

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Portland

Connecticut Cellar Savers Fire Museum
Ruth Callander House Museum of Portland History

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Preston

Preston Blacksmith Museum
Mystery Museum: Preston Historical Society
Young at Heart Doll Shop & Museum (No Website), Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Prospect

Hotchkiss House Museum (PHS)

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Putnam

Aspinock Historical Society Museum
Gertrude Warner Boxcar Museum

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Redding

Highstead
Mystery Museum: Lonetown Farm Museum
New Pond Farm & Natural History Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
New Pond Farm Observatory
Putnam Memorial State Park Museum and Grounds

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Ridgefield

(For Weir Farm, see Wilton)
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
David Scott House/ Historical Society
The Discovery Center at Ridgefield
Keeler Tavern Museum
Museum in the Streets
Peter Parley Schoolhouse
Ridgefield Museum of Military Artifacts
Shields Hall Museum

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Rocky Hill

Academy Hall Museum
Dinosaur State Park, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Rocky Hill Fire Museum (No website)

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Roxbury

Double D Living History Farm
Hodge Memorial Library and Museum
Mine Hill Preserve
Roxbury Museum

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Salem

Antique Carriage & Farm Museum
Music Vale Museum
Salem Historical Society and Museum

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Salisbury (including Lakeville)

Defunct Museum: Holley – Williams House Museum, Go to the CTMQ VisitSalisbury Association Museum at the Academy, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Hiatus Museum: Salisbury Cannon Museum
Tremaine Art Gallery at Hotchkiss School, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Scotland

D’Elia Antique Tool Museum
Edward Waldo Homestead (no website)
The Huntington Homestead

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Seymour

Henry Hamel Environmental Center
Seymour Historical Society Museum

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Sharon

Audubon Sharon Nature Museum
Gay-Hoyt House Museum

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Shelton

The Brownson House
Quirk Museum
Trap Fall School House
The Wilson Barn

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Sherman

David Northrop House and Museum
Farm Museum at White Silo Winery (no website)
Old Store Museum
Future Museum: Roger Sherman Cobbler Shop

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Simsbury

Ellsworth Visitor’s Center and Ensign Bickford Building (SHS)
Flamig Educational Farm, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Phelps Barn and Carriage House (SHS)
Hendrick Cottage (SHS)
Heublein Tower Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Meeting House (SHS)
Phelps Tavern Museum & Homestead (SHS)
Probate Building and Ice House (SHS)
1790 School House (SHS)
Stratton Brook State Park Nature Center, Go to theCTMQ Visit

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Somers

Somers Historical Society Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum:Somers Mt Museum of Nat’ History and Primitive Tech., Go to the CTMQ “Visit”

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South Windsor

Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse Museum, Go to the CMTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Union District School Arts Center and Museum
Wood Memorial Library & Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Southbury (including South Britain)

Audubon Society at Bent of the River, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Bullet Hill School Museum (no website)
Old Town Hall Museum (no website)
Mystery Museum: Southbury Historical Society (no website)

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Southington

Bradley Barnes Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Paris in Plantsville Gallery
South End Schoolhouse
Southington Historical Society Museum

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Sprague (including Baltic)

Future Museum: Sprague History Museum at the Grist Mill

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Stafford (including Stafford Springs)

Gasoline Alley Automotive Museum
Gregor Bugaeff Art Gallery
Northeast States Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
Stafford Historical Society Museum

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Stamford

Bartlett Arboretum
Fairfield County Astronomical Association Observatory
Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Fort Stamford
Hoyt-Barnum House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Soundwaters Coastal Education Center
Stamford Art Association Gallery
Stamford Historical Society Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Uconn-Stamford Art Gallery
Ukranian Museum and Library

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Sterling

None

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Stonington (see Mystic/Old Mystic here)

Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer HouseGo to the CTMQ Visit
On Hiatus Museum: The Indian and Colonial Research Center
Old Lighthouse Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Prescient Studios
Future Museum: Stanton-Davis Museum
Terra Firma Farm

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Storrs (See here for Mansfield)

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Contemporary Art Gallery (Uconn-Storrs), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Dodd Center & Babbidge Library Exhibits, Go to the CTMQ Visit
EEB Greenhouses & Collections (Uconn), Go to the CTMQ Visit
J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Jorgensen Gallery
Josephine A. Dolan Room
Uconn Dairy Bar & Animal Barns, Go to the CTMQ Visit
UConn’s Observatory and Planetarium
Virtual Museum: UConn Virtual Pathology Museum
Wilbur Cross Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
The William Benton Museum of Art, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Stratford

Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society
Boothe Memorial Park & Museum
Boothe Model Railroad Museum
Boothe Homestead
Americana Museum
Blacksmith Shop
Redwood Building
Stephen Boothe House
Presidential Models Museum
Catherine Mitchell Museum
Defunct Museum: The Children’s Garbage Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Future Museum: Connecticut Air and Space Center
Judson House and Museum
Merritt Parkway Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
National Helicopter Museum
Perry House Museum

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Suffield

King House Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Phelps-Hatheway House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Suffield Fire Museum

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Thomaston

Railroad Museum of New England
Seth Thomas – Bradstreet House Museum
Thomaston Historical Society Museum

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Thompson

Ellen Larned Memorial Museum
Tourtellotte Memorial Museum Room

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Tolland

Daniel Benton Homestead
Hicks-Stearns Family Museum
Old Tolland County Courthouse
Old Tolland County Jail & Museum

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Torrington

Hotchkiss-Fyler House
Mystery Museum: NW CT Fire Fighting Museum
Torrington History Museum

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Trumbull

Trumbull History Museum
Future Museum: Trumbull Nature and Arts Center

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Union

Union Historical Society Museum

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Vernon (including Rockville)

Gallery 46
New England Civil War Museum
Future Museum: Rockin’ Rockville Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Vernon Railroad Depot Outdoor Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Vernon Historical Society Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Voluntown

Mystery Museum: Voluntown Historical Society Museum (No website)

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Wallingford (including Yalesville)

Johnson Mansion/Silver Museum
Defunct Museum: Joseph Blakeslee House
Future Museum: Muddy River Schoolhouse
Defunct/Future Museum: Nehemiah Royce House Museum
Paul Mellon Arts Center
The Peters Railroad Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Samuel Parsons House

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Warren

Brick Schoolhouse
Warren Historical Collection at the Academy

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Washington (including New Preston)

American Indian Archeological Institute
Gunn Memorial Library and Museum
Washington Art Association

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Waterbury

Highland Package Store Beer Can Museum (no website)
Waterbury Button Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mattatuck Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
The Timexpo Museum
Max R Traurig Library Exhibits at NVCC
NVCC Observatory

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Waterford

1740 Jordan Schoolhouse Museum
Beebe-Phillips House
Eolia at Harkness Memorial State Park, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Margaret Stacy Memorial Barn/Museum
Millstone Information and Science Center

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Watertown

Old Nova Scotia Schoolhouse
Watertown Historical Society Museum

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West Hartford

Abraham J. Feldman Museum
American School for the Deaf Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Children’s Museum Go to the CTMQ Visit
Joseloff Gallery, (UHa) Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum: Museum of American Political Life, CTMQ “visit”
Neil’s American Dream Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Noah Webster House Museum
Sarah Whitman Hooker Homestead
Sherman Museum of Jewish Civilization, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Silpe Gallery (UHa) Go to the CTMQ Visit
St. Joseph College Art Gallery, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Chase Family Gallery at the JCC, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mystery Museum: Talcott Mountain Science Center, Planetarium and Observatory
Westmoor Park Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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West Haven

Mystery Museum: Buckle Shop
Savin Rock Museum
Seton Art Gallery (UNH)
Ward-Heitman House Museum
West Haven Historical Society at Poli House
West Haven Veteran’s Museum

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Westbrook

Military Historians Museum
Mystery Museum: Museum of Early Engineering Technology

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Weston

The Coley Homestead and Barn Museum
Weston Woods Institute Museum (No Website), Go to theCTMQ Visit

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Westport

Earthplace
Gallery of Fine Art at Ventucci Home
Museum of Westport History, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Rolnick Observatory
Sherwood Island Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
University Archives
Westport Arts Center
Wheeler House Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Wethersfield

Buttolph-Williams House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Captain James Francis House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Historic Cove Warehouse, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Hurlbut-Dunham House, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Wethersfield Museum at Keeney Memorial, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Willington

Willington Historical Society Museum

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Wilton

Future Museum: Ambler Farm Museum
Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Wilton Heritage Museum
Wilton History Room
Woodcock Nature Center

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Winchester (including Winsted)

Future Museum: American Museum of Tort Law
Future Museum: American Mural Project
Solomon Rockwell House (WHS)
Defunct Museum: Winchester Center Kerosene Lamp Museum, Go to the CTMQ “Visit”
Winchester Fire Museum

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Windham (including Willimantic)

Akus Gallery of Art (at ECSU)
ArtSpace Windham (no website)
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
Edward A. Card photo museum
Guilford Smith Library Museum
Jillson House Museum
Willimantic Camp Meeting Association
Windham Textile and History Museum

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Windsor

Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House
Defunct Museum: Huntington House Museum
John and Sarah Strong House
Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Mercy Gallery at Loomis, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Northwest Park Nature Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Rainbow Dam and Fishway, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum
Windsor Art Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Windsor Historical Society

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Windsor Locks

CT Air National Guard Mini Museum
Edward Sabotka Civil War Museum/Memorial Hall
New England Air Museum
Noden-Reed Park Museum

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Wolcott

Wolcott Historical Society Museum

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Woodbridge

The Darling House Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit

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Woodbury

Buz Russell’s Farm & Rural Life Museum, (no website), Go to the CTMQ Visit
Flanders Nature Center, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Glebe House Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Hurd House
Old Schoolhouse

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Woodstock

Brunn Barn Agricultural Museum, Go to the CTMQ Visit
Defunct Museum: Photomobile Model Museum
Roseland Cottage/Bowen House
Woodstock Historical Society Museum

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Future Museums – Keeping the blog alive

New England Auto Museum, Bristol
Lower Naugatuck Valley Industrial Heritage Center at Howe House, Derby
PLACE Children’s Museum, Hamden
World Hockey Association Hall of Fame, Hartford
The William Day Museum of Indian Artifacts, Farmington
Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, Ledyard
Connecticut State Police Museum, Meriden
Greater Middletown Military Museum, Middletown
The Jonah Center for Earth and Art, Middletown
The Deming-Young Farm Museum, Newington
Fodor Farm Nature Center, Norwalk
Roger Sherman Cobbler Shop, Sherman
Stanton-Davis Museum, Stonington
Connecticut Air and Space Center, Stratford
Rockin’ Rockville Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Vernon-Rockville
Ambler Farm Museum, Wilton
American Museum of Tort Law, Winchester
American Mural Project, Winchester

Mystery Museums

Fiddle Museum, Bristol
Matchbox & Lesney Toy Museum, Durham
Antique Transportation Museum, Essex – scant online info
Aetna Insurance Museum, Hartford – I saw it with my own eyes, then it disappeared
Travelers Insurance Museum, Hartford – saw mention of it in a book, nothing more
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk
Preston Historical Society, Preston
Henry Hamel Environmental Center, Seymour
NW CT Fire Fighting Museum, Torrington
Talcott Mountain Science Center, Planetarium and Observatory
Buckle Shop, West Haven
CT Air Nat’l Guard Mini Museum, Windsor Locks

Virtual Museums

Liberty Bell Museum, East Hartford
UConn Virtual Pathology Museum, Storrs
Virtual Instrument Museum, Middletown (Wesleyan)

14 responses to “Museums”

  1. J A says:

    Hi there,

    Love your quest and your website! Just wanted to say that I hope you visit us at Kidcity in Middletown before your little one outgrows us! I know you’ve got a lot of places to go, but I just thought I’d formally extend the invitation. By the way, you seem to be prime candidate for the reciprocal card for the children’s museums (6 in CT, that’s a lot of admission — or do you check passes out of libraries?) You can learn more at Kidcity or at http://www.childrensmuseums.org, which lists all the children’s museums in the country (or most of them.) We’ve been to several dozen around the country, but that pales in comparision with your goals! Good Luck! -Jen from Kidcity (you mentioned Wes, are you an alum?)

  2. JM says:

    Hi, your website is great. Your museum write-ups are very entertaining and informative, and I think all the museums would benefit from photos of their exhibits and descriptions. You are a great source for some little known museums, and your information for some of them is much better than what they have on their websites.

    If you get down to Fairfield County, here are two one-day ideas:

    Westport/Fairfield: Earthplace, Wheeler House, Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum and Fairfield History Center. All are a short way off the Post Road {Route 1), although you would likely be best off with three in one day.

    Norwalk – All the Norwalk museums are pretty close to each other, and your son would love Stepping Stones and the Maritime Aquarium.

    Enjoy your adventures!

  3. honeybunny says:

    My comments really add that special something to your reviews.

    Your welcome ~

    hb

  4. Catherine Rosich says:

    Thank you for putting together this very exciting and useful website! It is a thrill to read about all of the fantastic museums in Connecticut. Not only do we get to read about your experiences but gain great insight into where we “museum lovers” may want to go next! It would be a pleasure to have you visit the Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center. Our regional history exhibit is brand new with many interactive features that engage all ages in the joy of learning. If you decide to visit us let me know that you are coming, it would be a pleasure to meet you and your family.

  5. SteadyJohn says:

    I came to your site here after seeing your “tornado” photo at Brownstone Birding. I am not sure about your photo but I do like your museum lists. I didn’t have time to thoroughly peruse your list to find it, but do you recall a “Submarine Museum” here in Middletown on Washington St. I think is was a privately run affair in someone’s home. I don’t think it’s there any longer because the sign has been taken down. I will link to you on my “Conservacity” blog.

  6. SteadyJohn says:

    Whoops! You are really way ahead of me; I just noticed your article about the “Sub” museum; great work!

  7. Soundbounder says:

    Excellent site!!!!

  8. museumgirl says:

    Hi – We recently visited CT and almost drove off the road when we saw your famous sign! Also read your article in Museum News. We have visited some of the sites you have written about, and look forward to visiting others. However, having second thoughts about trying some of those drinks (!) Keep traveling – have fun!

  9. Public Relations says:

    Having just learned about your web site and goal to visit all CT museums, we at the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut would be pleased to treat you, Hoang, and Damian to a day at our museum. All we ask in exchange is a follow-up conversation, either in person or on the telephone. Over the past 3 years our focus has been to create a friendly, engaging, creative museum that is safe and accessible for all. We value your experience, both as a father and truly experienced museum visitor! When you come, remember to plan for a day: we’ll provide you with a beach pass, free of charge, to the nearby Hole-in the-Wall Beach on Long Island Sound – but please call ahead so we can put it aside for you. There is also a lovely state park and plenty of other family-friendly activities in the area, but you probably already know that. To find out more, please visit our site: http://www.childrensmuseumsect, or call our executive director, Christy Hammond at (860) 691-1111. Hope to hear from you soon!

  10. Jess P says:

    Hey Steve-

    This is so great. Seems like you’ve been everywhere. We are always looking for fun, inexpensive things to do with the kids and now I have a resource to go to. The contact me link seems not work for me, so please let me know how I can reach you. Give my best to your family.

    Jess

  11. Melissa says:

    Hi please add us to your list …this is an excellent resource you have put together. GALLERY 46 is a non-profit art gallery under fiscal sponosrship of Fractured Atlas in NYC. we are located in downtown Rockville CT…we are dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of Rockville CT by exhibiting emerging and established artists,and makeing their art accessible to Rockville and the greater community.

  12. Connecticut Museum Guide « Low Dough Trips says:

    [...] Wood runs CTMuseumQuest.org which catalogs more than 600 museums in Connecticut. He currently spends a few hours each weekend [...]

  13. Beryl Fishbone says:

    The Leffingwell House Museum, 348 Washington Street, Norwich, CT is open Saturdays May – October from noon – 4 PM and by appointment as we have no paid staff and volunteers may have to take time off from their jobs.

    The museum is a fully furnished colonial period house museum, circa 1675. Most of the furnishings were made in the Norwich area. There are workshops or events most weekends. Donations of $5.00 per person are asked but not required. There is a painting by Bass Otis and other artists of the period as well.

    The museum is run by the Society of the Founders of Norwich, CT est. Oct. 10, 1901. Membership is only $20.00 per year and includes newsletter, activities and access to the house for family, write Society of the Founders, PO Box 13, Norwich, CT 06360.

    Exhibits and events change so visit us often!

    Thank you for having such a great site! I am looking forward to your visit!

  14. Will K. Wilkins says:

    Hi, found your site via Bill Hosley, would like to invite you to include Real Art Ways on your list. 35 years old this year, Real Art Ways presents and commissions new art. We don’t have a permanent collection, but offer museum-quality original work. Come visit us!

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