Join the party! On June 9th, art galleries and studios, museums, theaters, historic properties, tourist attractions and lodging facilities across the state will be opening their doors to Connecticut residents. Enjoy free or discounted admission and d other special incentives. 

You will find the Connecticut Open House participants are listed below describing what each property is offering.

 

CURRENT PARTICIPATING PROPERTIES

 

Farmington Valley Arts Center

25 Arts Center Lane

Avon Park North

Avon, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 678-1867

http://www.fvac.net

10% discount on personal membership, 10% discount on retail gallery purchases (excludes exhibited artwork), 10% discount on class registration (excludes summer art camps). Visit the gallery exhibits.

Bantam Cinema

115 Bantam Lake Rd.

Bantam, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 567-1916

http://www.bantamcinema.com

Small independent movie theater showing art film. Offering free beverage to each guest.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

9 Main St. North

Bethlehem, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 355-8015

http://www.hartnet.org/als

Free admission all day.

4-H Education Center at Auer Farm

158 Auer Farm Rd.

Bloomfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 242-7144

http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ces/fourh/farms.html

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., visitors are able to enjoy hay ride tours, garden tours, and animal barn visits. Ice cream making and friends of the farm available for information.

Old Farm School

Corner of School St. & Park Ave.

Bloomfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 242-1016

http://www.bloomfieldhistory.org 

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Barnum Museum

820 Main St.

Bridgeport, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 331-1104

http://www.barnum-museum.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Black Rock Art Center

2838 Fairfield Ave.

Bridgeport, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 367-7917

http://www.blackrockartcenter.com

Gallery exhibition tour, free music performances at 12, 2, and 4 p.m. Visitors hours from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Discovery Museum

4450 Park Ave.

Bridgeport, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 372-3521

http://www.discoverymuseum.org

Free admission all day (planetarium seats on a first-come first-served basis).

American Clock & Watch Museum

100 Maple St.

(off Rte. 6)

Bristol, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 583-6070

http://www.clockmuseum.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Bristol Historical Society

98 Summer St.

Bristol, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 583-6309

http://www.bristolhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission all day.

Family CenterÕs Imagine Nation Museum

One Pleasant St.

Bristol, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 314-1400

http://www.imaginemuseum.org

Free admission for the first 200 visitors from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Lake Compounce Theme Park

822 Lake Ave.

Bristol, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 583-3300

http://www.lakecompounce.com

After 5 p.m. admission is reduced to $10 (from $17.95) for those who wish to enjoy the park.

New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave.

Bristol, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 585-5411

http://www.thecarouselmuseum.com

Free admission all day.

Brookfield Craft Center

286 Whisconier Rd.

(Rte. 25)

Brookfield, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 775-4526

http://www.brookfieldcraftcenter.org

Offering free T-shirts to the first 20 visitors.

Creamery Brook Bison

19 Purvis Rd.

Brooklyn, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 779-0837

http://www.creamerybrookbison.com

Visit behind the scenes of a bison farm with a walk through fields and down a dirt road to see the bison and their handling facilities. Tour the dairy milking barn, enjoy some ice cream and bison burgers for purchase after the tour. Tour begins at 11 a.m.

LamotheÕs Sugar House

89 Stone Rd.

Burlington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 675-5043

http://www.lamothesugarhouse.com

Open house on both Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10. Watch how maple syrup is made. Enjoy complimentary coffee and samples of their products. Receive a free package of maple coffee with a $20. purchase to the first 100 people and free lollipops for the children both days.

Prudence Crandall House Museum

1 South Canterbury Rd.

(Jct. Rtes. 14 &169)

Canterbury, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 546-7800

http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission all day.

Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative

5 West Main St.

Chester, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 526-5575

http://www.ctartisans.com

Visitors will receive 10% discount on purchases of $50. or more. Cash or check only.

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery

One Spring St.

Chester, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 526-2077

http://www.nilssonstudio.com

Connecticut Impressionist artists open studio from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Oil paintings of the lower Connecticut River Valley, the village of Chester, the artist's garden and world travels by Leif Nilsson and photographs by Connecticut photographer Caryn B. Davis.

3 Liberty Green B&B

3 Liberty St.

Clinton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 669-0111

http://www.3liberty.com

Guests welcome from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for some lemonade and cookies, raffle for one night stay (with restrictions).

A Victorian Village Inn

345 E. Main St.

(Rte. 1)

Clinton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 669-3009

http://www.avictorianvillage.com

Take a tour of this tiny village cluster around a landscaped green. There are 18 luxury cottages each furnished in Victorian antique decor.

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

20-A Killingworth Tpke.

Clinton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 664-0700

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/clinton

Free gift to each Connecticut resident with an ID.

Clinton Historical Society

East Main St.

Clinton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 669-7814

http://www.clintoncthistory.org

Free guided tours of the 1750 Elisha White House, Colonial garden, Tool Museum and the George Flynn Library.

Canton Historical Museum

11 Front St.

Collinsville, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 693-2793

http://www.cantonmuseum.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m., self-guided tours with guides stationed at specific places to answer any questions.

Gazebo Gardens

54 Hennequin Rd.

Columbia, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 228-0244

http://members.aol.com/gazebog

Free garden tour and lecture at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Cornwall Historical Society

7 Pine St.

Cornwall, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 672-0505

http://www.cornwallhistoricalsociety.org

Complimentary refreshments will be served and a copy of the publication "A Short History of Cornwall."

Bush-Holley Historic Site

39 Strickland Rd.

Cos Cob, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 869-6899

http://www.hstg.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

Nathan Hale Homestead

2299 South St.

Coventry, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 742-6917

http://www.hartnet.org/als

Free admission all day.

Logee's Greenhouses

141 North St.

Danielson, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 774-8038

http://www.logees.com

The first 100 customers will receive a free plant.

Lone Oak Campsites

360 Norfolk Rd.

(Rte. 44)

East Canaan, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 824-7051

http://www.loneoakcampsites.com

Free admission all day. Located in the Berkshire foothills and surrounded by fields of working dairy farms, take the family and found out what this campground has to offer.

Old New-gate Prison & Copper Mine

115 Newgate Rd.

East Granby, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 653-3563

http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with entertainment by a strolling "prisoner" musician.

East Haddam Historical Society Museum

264 Town St.

(Rte. 82)

East Haddam, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 873-3944

Free admission all day.

Goodspeed Opera House

6 Main St.

(Rte. 82)

East Haddam, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 873-8668

http://www.goodspeed.org

Free tour of the historic Victorian theater built in 1876 by shipping magnate William Goodspeed, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

29 Main St.

(Rte. 149)

East Haddam, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 873-3399

http://www.connecticutsar.org

Free admission all day.

Chatham Historical Society

6 Bevin Blvd.

East Hampton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 267-0953

http://chathamhs.tripod.com

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

Epoch Arts

27 Skinner St.

East Hampton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 365-0337

http://www.epocharts.org

Free tours of the facilities which include theater, film and music labs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Discount family tickets to Renaissance Fair and Mainstage production, puppet making (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), and refreshments served.

Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School

Shore Rd.

(Rte. 156)

East Lyme, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 739-6070

http://www.eltownhall.com

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. you can enjoy complimentary house tours with costumed guides, activities, oxen wagon rides and refreshments.

Connecticut River Expeditions

Departs from Steamboat Dock,

67 Main St.

Essex, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 662-0577

http://www.ctriverexpeditions.org

Experience the Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest. Offering $5 admission for the 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. public cruises.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride

Valley Railroad

1 Railroad Ave.

Essex, CT

 

Phone:  (800) 377-3987

http://www.essexsteamtrain.com

Children (up to age 11) ride for free all day.

Fairfield Arts Council Gallery

70 Sanford St.

Fairfield, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 319-1419

http://www.fairfieldartscouncil.com

Gallery open and refreshments offered from 12 noon until 6 p.m. "Banner Project 2007," select artists from the downtown banner project with artists' banners work along the Post Rd.

Ogden House & Gardens

1520 Bronson Rd.

Fairfield, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 259-6356

http://www.fairfieldhs.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Rd.

Farmington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 677-4787

http://www.hillstead.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Stanley-Whitman House

37 High St.

Farmington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 677-9222

http://www.stanleywhitman.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

Blue Slope Country Museum

138 Blue Hill Rd.

Franklin, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 642-6413

A step back into the past. Free admission from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury

1361 Main St.

(Rte. 17)

Glastonbury, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 633-8402

http://www.ctaudubon.org

Free admission all day.

Museum on the Green

1944 Main St.

Glastonbury, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 633-6890

http://www.hsgct.org

Free walking tour book of the Glastonbury Local Historic District.

Bruce Museum

One Museum Dr.

Greenwich, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 869-0376

http://www.brucemuseum.org

Free admission all day.

Campers World

28 Nowakowski Rd.

Griswold,, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 376-2340

http://www.campersworld-campground.com

Take a tour of the facility located on Hopeville Pond. Facilities include boating, fishing, swimming, entertainment, playground and more.

Groton Inn & Suites

99 Gold Star Hwy.

Groton,, CT

 

Phone:  (800) 452-2191

http://www.grotoninn.com

Offering 20% off rate (not valid in combination with any other package or discounted rate).

Henry Whitfield State Museum

248 Old Whitfield St.

Guilford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 453-2457

http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission all day.

Hyland House Museum

84 Boston St.

Guilford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 453-9477

http://www.hylandhouse.com

Free admission all day.

Medad Stone Tavern Museum

197 Three Mile Course

Guilford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 453-3176

http://www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com

Free admission all day.

Thomas Griswold House Museum

171 Boston  St.

Guilford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 453-3176

http://www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com

Free admission all day.

Thankful Arnold House

14 Hayden Hill Rd.

Haddam, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 345-2400

http://www.haddamhistory.org

Free admission all day.

Safe Haven Alpaca Farm

39 Drain St.

(Rte. 6)

Hampton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 455-0054

http://www.safehavenalpaca.com

Free coloring book for children and a 10% discount on all items in the alpaca store.

Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford

corner Gold & Main St.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 228-1517

http://www.theancientburyingground.org

Free tours all day, also hands-on gravestone carving and musical entertainment.

Bushnell Park Carousel

at Jewell & Trinity Sts.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 585-5411

http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org

Free ride for the first 100 visitors.

Butler-McCook House & Garden

396 Main St.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 522-1806

http://www.www.hartnet.org/als

Free admission all day.

Cedar Hill Cemetery

453 Fairfield Ave.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 956-3311

http://www.cedarhillcemetery.org

Offering a free "Cedar Hill Notables Tour" from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Clemens Green (Nook Farm)

381 Farmington Ave.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 233-6993

http://www.farmingtonavenue.org

Street festival showcasing the music, art, crafts, theater and restaurants of the West End and Asylum Hill.

Connecticut Historical Society Museum

One Elizabeth St.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 236-5621

http://www.chs.org

Free admission all day.

Connecticut State Library & Museum of Connecticut History

231 Capitol Ave.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 757-6535

http://www.cslib.org

Free frisbee to the firest 100 visitors.

Hartford Public Library

500 Main St.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 695-6295

http://www.hplct.org

Jazz performance by Kenny Reed-Norman Gage Quintet at 3 p.m. This jazz group includes Reed on trumpet and flugalhorn, Gage on baritone saxophone, Evan Green on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass and Jay Williams on drums. Also visitors can view the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut 2006 Designs Awards exhibit.

Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave.

(at Woodland St.)

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 247-0998

http://www.marktwainhouse.org

Free admission all day to the Museum Center which includes the award-winning film by Ken Burns. $2 off adult admission for the house tour.

Old State House

800 Main St.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 522-6766

http://www.ctosh.org

Free admission all day.

Real Art Ways

56 Arbor St.

Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 232-1006

http://www.realartways.org

Free admission to the art galleries all day.

New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

191 Farmington Ave.

(Rte. 372)

Kensington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 225-3020

http://www.newbritainyouthmuseum.org

Free admission all day.

Gregory James Gallery - Kent

25 North Main St.

Kent, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 927-7133

http://www.gregoryjamesgallery.com

Free admission all day.

Kent Art Association

21 South Main St.

Kent, CT

 

Phone: (860) 927-3989

http://www.kentart.org

View the magnificent juried representational art shop in the gallery, all by prominent Northeastern artists; refreshments available.

Sloane-Stanley Museum and Kent Furnace

31 Kent Cornwallk Rd.

(Rte. 7)

Kent, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 927-3849

http://www.cultureandtourism.org

Free admission all day, plus Roger Gonzales and Roger Smith will be at the museum all day for identification of antique tools and furniture.

Graywall Farms & The Farmer's Cow

49 Chappell Rd.

Lebanon, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 642-4600

http://www.thefarmerscow.com

Take a tour of an operating dairy farm that is a member of the Farmer's Cow. View the milking facility and dairy barns.

Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House Museum

780 Trumbull Hwy.

(Rte. 87)

Lebanon, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 642-6100

http://www.jtrumbulljr.org

Museum is one of five historic sites around the Lebanon Green hosting free demonstrations of Colonial trades.

Lebanon Historical Society Museum

856 Trumbull Hwy.

(Rte. 87)

Lebanon, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 642-6579

http://www.historyoflebanon.org

Free demonstrations of Colonial-era trades people.

War Office

149 West Town St.

Lebanon, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 873-3399

http://www.connecticutsar.org

Free admission all day.

Litchfield History Museum

7 South St.

Litchfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 567-4501

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

New Arts Gallery

513 Maple St.

Litchfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 567-5015

http://www.newartsgallery.com

Free admission all day.

White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

80 Whitehall Rd.

(off Rte. 202)

Litchfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 567-0857

http://www.whitememorialcc.org

Free admission from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Allis-Bushnell House

853 Boston Post Rd.

(Rte. 1)

Madison, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 245-4567

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with current exhibit "Art of the Home: Quilts and Samples," children's activities, and refreshments.

Deacon John Grave House

581 Boston Post Rd.

Tuxis Farm

Madison, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 245-4798

http://www.deaconjohngrave.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Lee Academy

14 Meeting House Lane

Madison, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 245-4567

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with current exhibit "Portraits of a Village: Paintings from the Madison Historical Society Collection."

Lutz Children's Museum

247 South Main St.

(Rte. 83)

Manchester, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 643-0949

http://www.lutzmuseum.org

Free admission all day.

"Crown Jewel" at Jarnoval Bay at Bassett's Bridge

Ten Kaya Lane

Mansfield Center, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 455-0232

Events include live music, artists and their work, refreshments.

Solomon Goffe House (c.1711)

677 North Colony St.

Meriden, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 634-9088

From 1:30 until 4:30, costumed interpreters will guide visitors through this historic house.

Golden Age of Trucking Museum

1101 Southford Rd.

Middlebury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 577-2181

http://www.goldenagetruckmuseum.com

Free admission for the first 100 visitors.

Quassy Amusement Park

Rte. 64

Middlebury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 758-2913

http://www.quassy.com

Free all day ride pass to the first 100 cars, a $19.95 value.

Lyman Orchards

Rtes. 147 & 157

Middlefield, CT

 

Phone: (860) 349-1793

http://www.lymanorchards.com

From 12 noon until 4 p.m.; free ice cream cones served to the first 100 visitors.

Buttonwood Tree

605 Main St.

Middletown, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 347-4957

http://www.buttonwood.org

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Wesleyan Potters

350 S. Main St.

(Rte. 17)

Middletown, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 347-5925

http://www.wesleyanpotters.com

From 12 noon until 4 p.m. the center will offer free tours and demonstrations, and a 10% discount in the Gallery/Shop.

Downtown Milford / 2nd Annual Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt

Milford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 874-0115

http://www.downtownmilfordct.com

All visitors to downtown Milford will receive free items from participating businesses, i.e., books, jewelry, tokens, etc. as part of the Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt.

Milford Historical Society

34 High St.

Milford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 874-2664

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/milfordhistoric/index.html

Free admission all day.

Denison Homestead Museum

120 Pequotsepos Rd.

Mystic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 536-9248

http://www.denisonsociety.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

55 Coogan Blvd.

Mystic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 572-5955

http://www.mysticaquarium.org

Offering a limited number of behind the scenes tours that will be made available to visitors. The tours are free with your admission, but the number of participants is limited so it is asked to sign up when you arrive.

Mystic Arts Center

9 Water St.

Mystic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 536-7601

http://www.mysticarts.org

Free admission all day.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum

195 Water St.

Naugatuck, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 729-9039

http://www.naugatuckhistory.com

Free admission all day.

New Britain Public Library

20 High St.

New Britain, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 224-3155

http://www.nbpl.info

Special displays, watch a movie, complimentary coffee and refreshments and other activities for both children and adults.

Silvermine Guild Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Rd.

New Canaan, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 966-9700

http://www.silvermineart.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. with refreshments and entertainment in the Sculpture Garden.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven

70 Audubon St.

New Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 772-2788

http://www.artscouncilgnh.org

Special activities throughout the day as part of the Audubon Art on the Edge street festival. Gallery reception from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Creative Arts Workshop

80 Audubon St.

New Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 562-4927

http://www.creativeartsworkshop.org

Special activities throughout the day as part of the Audubon Art on the Edge street festival.

Fairhaven Furniture

72 Blatchley Ave.

New Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 776-3099

http://www.fairhaven-furniture.com

Complimentary refreshments.

New Haven Museum &
Historical Society

114 Whitney Ave.

New Haven, CT

 

Phone: (203) 562-4183

http://www.newhavenmuseum.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors.

White Space Gallery

1020 Chapel St.

2nd Floor

New Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 495-1200

http://www.whitespacegallery.com

Each visitor receives a gift bag, and a gift certificate.

Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel St.

New Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 432-2853

http://www.yale.edu/ycba

Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and view the current exhibition "Paul Mellon's Legacy: A Passion for British Art" (through July 29), receive a 10% discount in the Museum Shop. Complimentary refreshments served from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel St. at High St.

New Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 432-0600

http://artgallery.yale.edu 

Free admission all day, and a 20% discount for a purchase over $5 in the Museum Bookstore.

Custom House Maritime Museum

150 Bank St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 447-2501

http://www.nlmaritimesociety.org

Free admission and guided tours from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Plum Duff tastings for the first 100 visitors, free magnet or key chain for the first 50 visitors and children's activities from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Fort Trumbull State Park

90 Walbach St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 444-7591

http://www.dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/parks/fort_trumbull.htm

Free admission all day.

Hempsted Houses

11 Hempstead St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 443-7949

http://www.hartnet.org/als/als

Free admission all day.

Kente Cultural Center Art Gallery

223 Bank St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 444-1955

http://www.kentecultural.org

Gallery having a free raffle that visitors can participate in for art prizes, also can vote for best in show.  Refreshments from local vendors and musical entertainment.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

625 Williams St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 443-2545

http://www.lymanallyn.org

Free admission all day.

Monte Cristo Cottage

325 Pequot Ave.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 443-5378

http://www.theoneill.org/prog/monte/

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to the boyhood home of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill.

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

35 State St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 873-3399

http://www.connecticutsar.org

Free admission all day.

Shaw Mansion

New London County Historical Society

11 Blinman St.

New London, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 443-1209

http://www.newlondonhistory.org

Free admission all day.

Gregory James Gallery - New Milford

13 Main St.

New Milford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 354-3436

http://www.gregoryjamesgallery.com

Free admission all day.

Hunt Hill Farm

44 Upland Rd.

New Milford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 355-0300

http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org

Free admission all day.

New Milford Historical Society Museum

6 Aspetuck Ave.

New Milford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 354-3069

http://www.nmhistorical.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Hillside Studio Bed & Breakfast

179 West Shore Rd.

New Preston, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 868-6607

http://www.hillsidestudiobnb.com

From 1 a.m until 4 p.m. complimentary refreshments served. Stay two nights, the third night free.

Matthew Curtiss House

44 Main St.

Newtown, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 426-5937

http://www.newtownhistory.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

409 Main St.

Niantic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 691-1111

http://www.childrensmuseumsect.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors.

Smith-Harris House

33 Society Rd.

Niantic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 739-0761

http://www.smithharris.org

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. take a free house tour, learn about 19th century life from the historical interpreters, and talk to a master gardener about the heritage garden, a harp recital at 1 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

Mountain View Inn

67 Litchfield Rd.

(Rte. 272)

Norfolk, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 542-6991

http://www.mvinn.com

Visit this restored Gilded Age Victorian (1875) country inn with an art gallery and vintage boutique. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Rd. East

Norfolk, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 542-5075

http://www.norfolklibrary.org

View an art exhibition and offering complimentary refreshments.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Mathews Park

299 West Ave.

Norwalk, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 899-7999

http://www.contemprints.org

From 9 a.m. until 5  p.m. visitors will receive a 10% discount on any print(s) from the Center's exhibition "Blue Print." Refreshments will be served.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

10 North Water St.

Norwalk, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 852-0700

http://www.maritimeaquarium.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors to the Aquarium.

Mill Hill Historic Park

2 East Wall St.

Norwalk, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 846-0525

http://www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Park will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Costumed re-enactor will play the role of Thomas Fitch, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1754-1766. Guided tour of the c.1740 Fitch Law Office, 1835 Norwalk Townhouse Museum, and 1826 School House.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse

ferry service from Hope Dock

(corner of Washington St. & North Water St.)

Norwalk, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 838-9444

http://www.seaport.org

Free admission all day.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

303 West Ave.

Mathews Park

Norwalk, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 899-0606

http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors.

Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

42 Rockwell St.

Norwich, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 887-8737

Free admission all day.

Norwich Arts Council Gallery

60-62-64 Broadway

Norwich, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 887-2724

http://www.norwicharts.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m., refreshments will be served.

Slater Memorial Museum

Norwich Free Academy

108 Crescent St.

Norwich, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 887-2506

http://www.w3.norwichfreeacademy.com/museum

Free admission all day.

Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme St.

Old Lyme, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 434-5542

http://www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org

Visitors to the Museum will enjoy free homemade gourmet ice cream from the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe including "Fox Chase Fudge" named in honor of the Florence Griswold House.

Case Memorial Library

176 Tyler City Rd.

Orange, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 891-2170

http://www.leaplibraries.org/orange

Special family program with Jonathan Jacques, magician at 2 p.m.

Stone-Otis House Museum

615 Orange Center Rd.

Orange,, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 795-6465

http://www.orangehistory.org

Free admission all day.

Brayton Grist Mill &
Marcy Blacksmith Museum

Mashanmoquet Brook State Park

Rte. 44

Pomfret, CT

 

Phone: (860) 928-0304

Free admission all day.

Portland Historical Society

492 Main St.

Portland, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 342-3212

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Keeler Tavern Museum

132 Main St.

Ridgefield, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 438-5485

http://www.keelertavernmuseum.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Suzanne Benton's Art Studio & Showcase

22 Donnelly Dr.

Ridgefield, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 438-4650

http://www.suzannemasks.com

Open artist studio from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and a free exhibition catalog.

Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery Museum

3 Robertsville Rd.

Riverton, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 738-9464

http://www.petergreenwood.com

Open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with glass blowing demonstrations from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Gallery, museum, studio and gallery cafe all open to the public and located in the historic Union Church (1829).

Great Meadow Conservation Trust

Ferry Landing in Rocky Hill, Rte. 160 & in Glastonbury, end of Ferry Lane

Rocky Hill, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 529-9939

From both sides of the Connecticut River, a number of non-profits organizations will be offering informative information and on upcoming events. You can also take a ride across the river on the auto ferry.

TriArts' Sharon Playhouse

49 Amenia Rd.

Sharon, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 364-7469

http://www.triarts.net

From 12 noon until 4 p.m. visitors will be able to attend a rehearsal of "Carousel" in the theatre.

Jewish Community Center

9 Rte. 39 South

Sherman, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 355-8050

Hosting the second part of a Chinese film series and discussion with the viewing of "Not One Less" by director Zhang Yimou. Movie begins at 7:30 p.m. with a discount admission of $8. Refreshments will be served.

Sherman Historical Society

3 & 10 Rte. 37 Center

Sherman, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 354-3083

http://www.shermanhistorical.org

Visit the David Northrop House from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Learn about the local history, featuring a miniature exhibit. View all the old merchandise at the Old Store Museum & Gift Shop, also open  from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Iron Horse Inn

969 Hopmeadow St.

(Rte. 10)

Simsbury, CT

 

Phone:  (800) 245-9938

Offering free refreshments and 10% discount on rooms for guests staying the weekend of June 8th to June 10th.

Phelps Tavern Museum

Simsbury Historical Society

800 Hopmeadow St. (Rte. 10)

Simsbury, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 658-2500

http://www.simsburyhistory.org

Free admission all day, plus 10% off all museum store purchases, free refreshments.

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

247 Hall Hill Rd.

Somers, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 749-0749

http://www.shallowbrook.com

Visit the stable and the first 100 visitors will receive a free admission ticket to the upcoming charity horse show (June 15-17). Learn about the free introduction lesson.

Palace Production Center

29 North Main St.

South Norwalk, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 853-1740

http://www.palaceproductioncenter.com

Visitors will be able to tour the edit facilities and TV studio, art show of original illustrations for Rabbit Ears, children's videos, and free audio cassettes of stories for the first 100 children.

Greenleaf Pottery

240 Chapel Rd.

South Windsor, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 528-6090

http://www.greenleafpottery.net

Free open studio offering functional pottery.

Barnes Museum

85 North Main St.

Southington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 628-5426

http://www.southingtonlibrary.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Northeast States Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

Shenipsit State Forest

166 Chestnut Hill Rd. (Rte. 190)

Stafford Springs, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 684-3013

Visitors will receive a CCC bumper sticker and children will receive a smokey bear education pack.  Smokey the Bear will be at the museum.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

151 Brookdale Rd.

Stamford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 322-6971

http://www.bartlettarboretum.org

Take a walk in search of clues to correctly identify ferns, flowers and fungi at 11:15, lead by noted botanist and author Carol Levine. Visit the Visitor Center Gallery, an 1880s Colonial house from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to see the beautiful watercolors and pastel of Carol Rice and Karen Wilder.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Rd.

Stamford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 322-1646

http://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors. Special programming Down on the Farm from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Televersemedia

700 Canal St.

Stamford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 653-1616

http://www.televersemedia.com

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., visitors to this media production company will be able to screen previous works and learn about upcoming projects.  Visitors are also welcomed from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8.

Another Second Penny Inn

870 Pequot Trail

Stonington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 535-1710

http://www.secondpenny.com

Complimentary homemade cookies.

Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House

40 Palmer  St.

Stonington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 535-8445

http://www.stoningtonhistory.org

Free admission from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

duBois Beach

2 Water St.

Stonington Point

Stonington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 535-2476

http://www.thecomo.org

Free admission all day.

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

University of Connecticut Depot Campus, Weaver Rd.

(off Rte. 44)

Storrs, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 486-4605

http://www.bimp.uconn.edu

Each visitor will receive a free puppet bookmark.

Hilltop Farm

1608 Mapleton Ave.

(Rte. 159)

Suffield, CT

 

Phone: 

http://www.fofah.com

10% discount on Friends of the Farm at Hilltop merchandise and take a tour of the farm's grounds.

Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden

55 South Main St.

(Rte. 75)

Suffield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 668-0055

http://www.hartnet.org/als

Free admission all day.

Ellen Larned Museum & Old Town Hall

Rte. 193

Thompson, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 923-3200

http://www.thompsonhistorical.org

Free admission all day.

Quintessential Gardens at Fort Hill Farms

260 Quaddick Rd.

Thompson, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 923-3439

http://www.quintessentialgardens.com

Bird walk with a famous ornithologist beginning 7 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m., $5 fee. Free garden tours of the 66 perennial gardens from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Artwell Gallery

19 Water St.

Torrington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 482-5122

http://www.artwellgallery.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 5 p.m. with demonstrations, exhibitions, meet the artists and freshments. A special opening for "Tattoo/Graffiti" from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Torrington Historical Society

192 Main St.

Torrington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 482-8260

http://www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission the Museum's award-winning exhibit, "No Place Like Home: The History of Torrington," free historic craft demonstrations with a potter, spinner/weaver, blacksmith and broom maker; admission to the Hotchkiss/Fyler House will be $3.

Warner Theatre

68 Main St.

Torrington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 489-7180

http://www.warnertheatre.org

Free tours of historic art deco theatre from 12 noon unitl 2 p.m. and special ticket offer of an upcoming production of "Peter Pan" for everyone who visits.
Community Art Gallery

45 South Main St.

Unionville, CT

 

Phone: (860) 673-4840

Serving free fine art cookies and lemonade.

Body and Soul Day Spa

26 North Main St.

Wallingford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 269-3223

http://www.thebodyandsouldayspa.com

From 12 noon until 4 p.m. hors d'oeuvres and beverages served and a raffle for a deep cleansing facial.

Wallingford Victorian Bed & Breakfast

245 North Main St.

Wallingford, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 269-4492

http://www.bedandbreakfastwallingford.com

Open house hours are from 12 noon until 5 p.m. with complimentary beverages and cookies, a drawing for a free breakfast for two.

Arc de Roses Bed & Breakfast

230 Lake Rd.

(Rte. 45)

Warren, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 868-7179

http://www.arcderosesbnb.com

Open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for visitors. Stay two nights and the third night is free.

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum

5 Wykeham Rd.

Washington, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 868-7756

http://www.gunnlibrary.org

Free admission all day with two new exhibits on display includes "Country Chairs: From Children to Garden and Everyday Use," which Florence de Dampierre is the guest curator; and "Abner Mitchell: The Letters of a Civil War Soldier." Refreshments will be served.

Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main St.

Waterbury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 753-0381

http://www.mattatuckmuseum.org

Free admission all day.

Palace Theater

100 East Main St.

Waterbury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 755-4700

http://www.palacetheaterct.org

Live remote broadcast from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with Tom Chute, morning personality from WATR  1320 AM. A "Back to the 80s Contest" featuring Big Hair and Bigger Music! to promote three shows for the upcoming 2007-2008 Broadway season. Winners will be treated to a hair makeover and CDs of the shows. E-pass One Day Sale; purchase a Palace Theater E-pass at the Connecticut Open House Day for $50 and save $25. Also, an Educator's Reception will be held to give the opportunity for educators to purchase tickets for the Palace Study Hll-Education Series sponsored by ShopRite.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

305 Great Neck Rd.

Waterford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 443-5378

http://www.theoneill.org

"Walnut Grove," the National Historic Trust name for the property will have free admission from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., offering free refreshments.

Southwind Farms, LLC

223 Morris Town Line Rd.

Watertown, CT

 

Phone (860) 274-9001

www.southwindfarms.com

Visit one of Connecticut's largest alpaca farms from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with free admission.

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

227 South Main St.

West Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 521-5362

http://www.noahwebsterhouse.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and also offering traditional  games.

West Hartford Inn

900 Farmington Ave.

West Hartford, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 236-3221

http://www.westhartfordinn.com

Visitors offered complimentary refreshments.

Ward-Heitmann House Museum

277 Elm St.

West Haven, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 934-1584

http://www.wardheitmann.org

Free admission from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast

976 Boston Post Rd.

(Rte. 1)

Westbrook, CT

 

Phone:  (800) 342-3162

http://www.westbrookinn.com

Enjoy homemade cookies from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. overlooking the picturesque grounds.

Earthplace - The Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside La.

Westport, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 227-7253

http://www.earthplace.org

Free admission for the first 100 visitors.

Westport Country Playhouse

25 Powers Court

Westport, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 227-4177

http://www.westportplayhouse.org

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. visitors will get a tour and will receive coupons towards savings on ticket purchases.

Westport Historical Society

25 Avery Place

Westport, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 222-1424

http://www.westporthistory.org

From 12 noon until 4 p.m. guided tours will be available and any purchases in the gift shop will get 10% discount.

Capt. James Francis House

120 Hartford Ave.

Wethersfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 529-7656

http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission all day.

Cove Warehouse

North end of Main St. at Wethersfield Cove

Wethersfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 529-7656

http://www.wethhistorg

Free admission all day.

Hurlbut-Dunham House

212 Main St.

Wethersfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 529-7656

http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission all day.

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

211 Main St.

Wethersfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 529-0612

http://www.webb-deane-stevens.org

Free admission all day.

Wethersfield Museum at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center

200 Main St.

Wethersfield, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 529-7656

http://www.wethhist.org

Free admission all day.

Willimantic Brewing Company

967 Main St.

Willimantic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 423-6777

http://www.willibrew.com

Housed in an historic 1909 post office, offering a free brewery tour and educational brewing lecture at 3 p.m.

Windham Arts Center & Gallery

866 Main St.

Willimantic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 450-1794

http://www.windhamarts.org

Opening reception for emerging artists exhibit with complimentary refreshments.

Windham Textile and History Museum

411 Main St.

Willimantic, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 456-2178

http://www.millmuseum.org

Any purchase in the gift shop, receive a 10% discount.

Art & Soul Gallery/Studio

645bb Poquonock Ave.

Windsor, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 688-4333

http://www.artandsoulct.com

Free handmade glass bead or fused glass cabochon.

Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum

Northwest Park

135 Lang Rd.

Windsor, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 285-1888

http://www.tobaccohistsoc.org

Free admission all day.

Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

778 Palisado Ave.

(Rte. 159)

Windsor, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 688-8717

http://www.ctdar.org

Free admission all day.

Windsor Historical Society

96 Palisado Ave.

(Rte. 159)

Windsor, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 688-3813

http://www:windsorhistoricalsociety.org

Free admission all day.

Abrash Galleries

40 Main St. North

Woodbury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 263-7847

http://www.abrashgalleries.com

Offering 20% off storewide.

Handcrafter's Haven

40 Main St. North

Woodbury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 263-2111

http://www.handcrafters.net

Offering 20% off storewide.

Hummingbird Hill Bed & Breakfast

891 Main St. South

Woodbury, CT

 

Phone:  (203) 263-3733

http://www.hummingbirdbb.com

Complimentary lemonade and cookies served in the garden.

Roseland Cottage

556 Rte. 169

Woodstock, CT

 

Phone:  (860) 928-4074

http://www.historicnewengland.org

Free admission from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

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