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Fairfield Museum and History Center is a museum and library located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Established in 2007 by the 103-year-old Fairfield Historical Society, the Fairfield Museum’s vision is to use history to strengthen community and to shape its future. The 13,000 square-foot museum features exhibition galleries, a special collection research library and reading room, a family education center, an 80-seat theater overlooking Fairfield’s Town Green and a museum shop.To visit Fairfield Museum and History Center on your trip to Fairfield, use our Fairfield trip planner.
Art and history exhibitions have included the inaugural exhibit Landscape of Change, It’s a Hit! A Hometown View of Our National Pastime, Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County, Exploring Our Cultural Heritage, the annual IMAGES juried photography exhibition and Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past.
Programs and activities for families and youth include the Holiday Express Train Show, Family Days, Scavenger Hunts, Vacation Camps, the Halloween Spooky Stroll and walking tours exploring the Town Green campus.
The Meeting Hall overlooking the Town Green hosts lectures, panels and shared discussions led by scholars, university professors and historians that illuminate history through dialogue and debate with the larger community. The Special Collections Library and Reading Room includes genealogy and family papers that date back to 1639. The Museum Shop features a selection of Fairfield gifts and books.
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A great little museum, lots of Fairfield and Bridgeport history in the "old town", with a christmas bonus of working electric train sets. Good parking, interesting for adults and children alike...
A great little museum, lots of Fairfield and Bridgeport history in the "old town", with a christmas bonus of working electric train sets. Good parking, interesting for adults and children alike... more »
Lots of interesting history about the city and the area in general. Especially enjoyed learning about the early colonists. More modern history, 20th century, includes information about the...
Lots of interesting history about the city and the area in general. Especially enjoyed learning about the early colonists. More modern history, 20th century, includes information about the... more »
Didn't have much time to explore, not the museum's fault, tight schedule. A very nice gentleman came to visit with us about the witch trials for about 20 minutes. We were able to stand in 'the pond' which is normally just a grassy indentation but had water in it due to rain.
Such a beautiful experience! Learning the history and being able to see how things were many years ago. The gift shop is amazing! The prices in the gift shop and the museum itself is PERFECT! It definitely is a must! Bring your kids there, Especially during the summer! Children are free and on adult is free as well,! NO COMPLAINTS HERE 😉🙂
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