Military Museum of Southern New England

125 Park Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 790-9277. Dedicated to the preservation of our nations military history. Over 10,000 artifacts covering all of the armed services of the United States. We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! Open Tues. -Sat. 10–5; & Sun. noon- 5. Closed Non-Patriotic Holidays. Winter hours: Nov.- Mar. Fri. – Sun. only.

Monastic Art Shop, Abbey of Regina Laudis, O.S.B.

273 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751.

(203) 266-7637. Monastic crafts, cards, beeswax candles, Abbey perfumes and creams, monastic CDs, books (including "The Ear of the Heart" autobiography of Mother Dolores Hart), religious gift items, pottery, Abbey farmstead cheeses and homemade breads (as available), honey and herbal products. Open daily except Wed. 10 - 12 and 1:30 - 4. (Closed Jan. 15 through Feb.) 18th-century Neapolitan Crèche, restored by conservators and designers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, open daily 10 - 4 except Mon. & Tues. (Closed Jan. 15 - Easter). Daily Mass 8 a.m. Vespers 5 p.m. (Sunday 4:30 p.m.) at Abbey Church.

Morris Historical Society Museum, Old Town Hall and 1772 Mill School

12 South St, Morris, CT 06763.

(860) 567-1776. Pedlar's wagon, country doctor's buggy, & sleigh; antique & ice cutting tools; Military memorabilia; Bottle collection, Morris Academy exhibit; Archives. July and Aug. Sat. 1-4. Free.

Museum of Fire History

95 Riverside Ave., , Bristol, CT 06798.

(860) 585-5411. Housing New England Carousel Museum, with working carousel, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Fire History, a gallery of work by Glo Sessions and a gallery of changing exhibitions. Party rentals & youth group sleepovers. Special needs accessible. Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. noon – 5. Adults $5., Seniors $4.50, Children $2.50.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

203) 729-9039. Naugatuck is the home of architectural treasures designed by Stanford White, Henry Bacon and Theodate Pope Riddle. The museum located in the former train station has collections that illustrate the industrial, educational, and family life of the town. Of particular interest is the history of the rubber industry. Open Wed., Thurs., Fri. 12 – 4, & Sat. 10-2.

Naugatuck Railroad, At The Railroad Museum of New England

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-7245. Enjoy 80 minute vintage train rides on the Naugatuck Railroad from historic 1881 Thomaston Station, along the scenic Naugatuck River, through state forests and across the face of Thomaston Dam for views of the Litchfield Hills. From historic presentations to fun holiday celebrations, the Railroad Museum hosts a variety of special events including Easter Bunny Express, Steam on the Naugy, Fall Foliage, Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Haight-Brown Vineyard Express and Northern Lights Limited to Santa's Train Workshop. Call for tickets 24/7 or buy online.

New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 585-5411. Displays one of the largest collections of carousel art in the country including working carousel. Magical place for individuals and groups. Guided tours, group tours, facility rental, birthday parties, gift shop, & youth group sleepovers. Open Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat., 10 - 5, and Sun. noon – 5. Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Children age 4 – 14 $3.50. Children Age 1-3 $2. Under age 1 admitted free. One free ride on the carousel with each admission.

New Hartford Historical Society Museum

367 Main St., New Hartford, CT 06057.

P.O. Box 41, (860) 379-6894. Come explore the founding of New Hartford and learn about the prominent women of New Hartford. Wed. 7 pm. - 9:30 pm. & 2nd Sat. noon – 2. Tours available by request.

New Milford Historical Society

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 354-3069. Visit c. 1815 Knapp House, c. 1796 Boardman Store, and Galleries with 18th &19th century furniture, paintings by Ralph Earl, Richard Jennys, Woldemar Neufeld, costumes, New Milford pottery, pewter, & toys. Archives and genealogy. Changing exhibits. Open year-round. Tues. – Fri., Sun. 12-3 or by appt.

Norfolk Historical Society Museum

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 542-5761.Housed in the former Norfolk Academy (1840), once the Town Hall & Jail, on the Village Green. Seasonal exhibitions emphasize the unusual history of Norfolk. Visit Norfolk Country Store Exhibit or view one of our ever changing, award-winning exhibitions. June thru mid-October, Sat. & Sun. 1-4, or by appt.