Before You Visit

Students participating in an Orienteering Challenge in the Old Burying Ground

Students participating in the Orienteering Challenge in the Old Burying Ground.

Pre / Post Visit

Please use this guide to become more familiar with the Fairfield Museum. Included are museum guidelines to review with your group and suggested pre and post activities.

Educator Resources

Resources for Educators includes additional pre and post activities and resources that complement the Fairfield Museum’s education programs and curriculum.

Reservations

All school and group visits must have a confirmed reservation. Please schedule your visit at least three weeks in advance by calling the Education Department at 203-259-1598 or by submitting a request online. Please note that the submission of your reservation request does not guarantee your program date and time until you receive a confirmation letter or email.

Hours & Fees

The Fairfield Museum is open daily from 10am – 4pm, although school groups may come earlier. School groups may request start times that begin on the ½ hour beginning at 9:00am. Please allow sufficient travel time for your group to arrive promptly. Program fees range from $5 – $10 per student, depending on the program.

Arrivals

Please make sure that you arrive on time. It is suggested to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time in order to check in, drop off lunches, pay the admission fee and organize students into their groups. Late arrivals may result in a shortened program, however adjustments can be made.

Chaperones

One teacher or chaperone is required for every ten students and is admitted free of charge. Any additional chaperones are charged the student rate. Chaperones and teachers are responsible for supervising the group. Please have all students and chaperones wear name tags.

Cancellations / Rescheduling

If your school has a delay or closes due to inclement weather, the program will be cancelled and rescheduled. To change a group visit, please call at least 24 hours in advance.

Lunch

The museum can accommodate a limited number of classes at once for lunch in the Meeting Hall and/or Classroom. Most groups choose to have their lunch outdoors on the Museum Commons.

Accessibility

The Fairfield Museum & History Center is fully accessible to the handicapped. Special needs groups are welcome.

Walking Tours and Ogden House programs have limited accessibility. Please call with any special needs and we will make every effort to accommodate or make adjustments for your group.

Museum Shop

All school groups are welcome to browse the Museum Shop, with items that accommodate every budget. Please allow ample time after your tour if you plan to visit the Shop. There is a maximum of 10 students allowed in the shop. Chaperones must accompany groups visiting the Shop.

Bus Directions

The Fairfield Museum & History Center is conveniently located off I-95 and the Post Road. Bus directions will be mailed along with your program confirmation.