Fairfield’s Historic Properties
Several sites of historical interest are located close by to the Fairfield Museum, many on the Historic Town Green, and date back to Fairfield’s colonial roots. The 1750 Ogden House is owned and operated by the Fairfield Museum. The other properties listed are owned by the Town of Fairfield and managed by the Fairfield Museum for the benefit of the community.
The 1750 Ogden House (1520 Bronson Road)–This saltbox built in 1750 is owned and operated by the Fairfield Museum. The displays of period objects and furnishings, from the Fairfield Museum’s collections, illustrate how a middle class family lived in the 18th century. The property also features a kitchen garden featuring plants and herbs that were typically grown during the Colonial period and examples of colonial bee skeps. Click here for the Google Map.
Sun Tavern (One Town Hall Green)–The 1780 tavern was the site of a much-celebrated visit from President George Washington. A lively establishment, it provided food, drink, and lodging for travelers and those who came to do business at the county courthouse also located on the Green. It became a private residence for ministers, businessmen, and a New York City actor who made it his summer getaway.
Victorian Cottage and Barn (Two and Three Town Hall Green)–These two “Carpenter Gothic” structures served as a gardener’s quarters and tool storage. Plans are underway to transform the cottage into an interactive learning space for children, while the barn will continue to house the museum’s collection of antique and modern tools.