Programs & Events

Programs and Events

The Fairfield Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions programs for families, children, and adults! Our programs inspire children and adults to discover the world around them. 

1750 Ogden House Tours

Open Sundays beginning June 11 – September 24, 1pm – 4pm. Located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT. Find out more here >>

Museum Commons OpenMuseum Commons

Public Hours: Fridays – Sundays, 10am – 2pm. Begins Sunday, June 11. Find out more here >>

The revitalization of the historic Town Green campus is complete! Come to this dynamic destination that will connect the arts, history and community, now known as the Museum Commons. New exhibitions, including a children’s museum, have been installed in three buildings: Victorian Cottage and Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780). Enjoy interactive and hands-on experiences for adults, children and families! Admission: Members: Free; Adults: $8; Students & Seniors: $5, Children under 8: Free. Admission includes all exhibitions. Purchase admission at the Fairfield Museum.

Old Academy Open
Friday, July 21, 10am – 12pm & Saturday, July 22, 12pm – 2pm.

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, will have the Old Academy open for tours.

Southport Walking Tour | SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 22, 9:30am

This guided tour starts on the steps of the Pequot Library, a landmark building constructed in 1887. It will cover 1.5 miles of Southport’s historic district and feature topics from Native American tribal history to the Southport Globe Onion boom and more. The tour is co-sponsored by the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.

Fairfield “Fly In”
Saturday, August 12, 10am – 2pm. Free!

Celebrating the anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s flight in 1901 at Turney’s Farm in Fairfield. There will be a replica of Whitehead’s No. 21 “Flyer” on display, and Hobbytown will be giving aerial demonstrations of remote controlled aircraft and drones. The Fairfield Flying Aces, an RC aircraft club, will also be on hand to do demonstrations. The first 50 children will receive a balsa wood model flyer to assemble and fly!

Town Green Walking Tour | Saturday, August 19, 2 – 3:30pm.

Members: Free; Non-Members: $8 (includes Museum admission). Register online here >>

Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy and learn how Thaddeus and Eunice Burr honored John’s aunt Lydia. These stories and more await on this fascinating journey.