Hours & Admission
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824
Phone: 203-259-1598 Fax: 203-255-2716
Open Daily 10am – 4pm
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Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Research Library Hours
Wednesday-Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Please schedule an appointment by clicking here.
From July 1st to September 6th 2021, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit The Fairfield Museum and History Center for FREE through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.
Admission (Admission includes access to the Library)
Fairfield Museum and History Center Members: Free
To become a member click here.
Students (6-22): $3
Children age 5 and younger: Free.
Parking for the museum is free. Our parking lot is located in front of the museum.
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Museums on Us, sponsored by Bank of America Each Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder receives one free general admission to the Fairfield Museum and History Center on the first full weekend of every month!
Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
What to See & Do
At the Fairfield Museum, visitors enjoy engaging exhibitions, whether that means exploring 375 years of regional history in “Creating Community” or changing exhibitions on art and history in the Patricia and Pearson Spaght Gallery, the Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery, and the Jacky Durrell Meeting Hall. Programs and fun activities for families and youth include the Holiday Express Train Show, Family Days, Scavenger Hunts, Vacation Camps, the Halloween Spooky Stroll and Interactive Walking Tours exploring the Town Green Campus. The Jacky Durrell Meeting Hall, overlooking the Town Green, hosts lectures, panels and shared discussions led by distinguished scholars, university professors and historians that illuminate history through dialogue and debate with the larger community. Researchers from across the country utilize the unique resources in the Special Collections Library and Reading Room, including genealogy and family papers that date back to the 17th century.
The Museum Shop features a wide selection of Fairfield gifts and books.
1750 Ogden House & Gardens 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield CT 06824
The outdoor Dooryard Garden is open for safe social distancing.
Fairfield Museum and History Center was voted Best of Fairfield 2020 in two notable categories:
“Things to do – Museum” and “BEST Museum for Children”.
In addition, The Burr Mansion, a historic event rental space managed by the Fairfield Museum, was voted “Best Wedding Venue.”