Celebrate Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 10 by learning about and enjoying museums, arts and cultural venues, historical sites, farms and restaurants in our backyard with free, discounted admission or special offers!
More than 200 tourist attractions across the state are participating. Here’s a list of some of the attractions in our area that are great for a family day!
The Naugatuck Railroad has partnered up with Fascia’s Chocolates for Connecticut Open House Day to offer train rides between Thomaston Station and Fascia’s Chocolate Factory! Excursions depart on the hour from Thomaston Station, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and from Fascia’s Chocolate on the half hour, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Connecticut River Museum
FREE admission for the first 50 visitors, children’s crafts, 10 a.m. – noon.
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
20% discount off standard fares for our 2.5 Hour Train & Riverboat Excursion and 1 Hour Train Excursions.
Katharine Hepburn Museum
Old Saybrook, CT
Located at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center at 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook the museum is offering FREE admission.
Enjoy the music and festivities from the Connecticut Sea Music Festival!
Westbrook Historical Society
A new children’s history of Westbrook book, “I Live in Westbrook, Connecticut,” will launch and will be available for sale during a book signing by local author Fran Russell.
Go on a scavenger hunt to search for unique artifacts and learn facts about Madison’s rich cultural past.
Henry Whitfield State Museum
Tour Connecticut’s oldest house for FREE!
Hyland House Museum
FREE admission & tour!
FREE admission and add on a Kid’s Art Workshop, 11 a.m. – noon or a concert from the Connecticut Accordion Association, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Medad Stone Tavern Museum
FREE admission & tour.
Naugatuck History Museum at the Tuttle House
FREE admission to the Naugatuck History Museum at the Tuttle House, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free Historical Downtown Walking Tours at noon and 2 p.m.
The Shore Line Trolley Museum
East Haven, CT
FREE admission, live music and popcorn.
Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House and the Lighthouse Museum
FREE admission to two museums!
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
The Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park will greet visitors to the Fort, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Niantic Children’s Museum
Connecticut residents get $2 off regular admission with proof of residency,
TreeTrails Adventures Mystic
Mention Visit CT Open House Day when you check-in and receive a free pair of climbing gloves!
Waterford Historical Society Open House and Petting Zoo
FREE tours and welcomes Thames Crest Farm to set up a petting zoo on Jordan Green including calves, baby goats and a donkey.
White Gate Farm
East Lyme, CT
The White Gate farm stand will be offering organic produce, chickens and eggs as well as prepared foods, pastries, sourdough bread, flowers and local crafts. Hot pizza is served beginning at 11:30 a.m. Feed the lambs, laying hens and Cornish chicks, and picnic on the farm’s lawns. Tractors will be out for inspection or climbing on.