Old Bethlem Historical Society Museum

4 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

Intersection of Rte. 61 and Rte. 132. (203) 266-5196. Display of 19th century tools, photos, pictures, paintings, clothing, plus special show each year. Jun.-Aug., Sun. 1-4.

Old Town Hall Museum and Library

524 South Britain Road, South Britain, CT 06487.

Rte. 172. (203) 405-3124. Historic museum c. 1873 located in Southbury's First Town Hall and adjacent Library c. 1904 has periodic exhibits of local artifacts, historical and genealogical materials, books and manuscripts of the areas country life. Museum open Wed. 10 - noon, or by appt. Library Tues. 6 – 8.

Osborne Homestead Museum and Gardens

500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, CT 06418.

(203) 734-2513. (203) 734-2513. Originally built in the mid-1800's, the house was enlarged and completely remodeled in the Colonial Revival style during the 1920's. The restored interior displays the original contents of the estate and celebrates the life of Frances Osborne Kellogg, an accomplished businesswoman and conservationist. The Museum's grounds are landscaped with formal flower gardens, ornamental shrubs, and flowering trees. May - Oct., Thurs.-Fri. 10 - 3, Sat. 10 - 4, Sun. noon – 4. Call for Dec. holiday tour.

Oxford Historical Society, Twitchell-Rowland House

60 Tower Lane, Oxford, CT 06478.

(203) 888-0230. Dedicated to the history of water mills, agricultural and local history with changing exhibits. Open year-round 2-4, or by appt.  1st & 3rd Sun.

Plymouth Historical Society

572 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782.

(860) 584-4634. The Society owns the Toll House that houses the 1852 Woodruff and Beach steam engine and the Alley House Museum displaying Plymouth memorabilia. Open last Sat. of month 1-2 pm or by appt.

Prospect Historical Society Hotchkiss House Museum

61 Waterbury Rd, Prospect, CT 06712.

Rte. 69. Three generations of the Hotchkiss family lived here from 1820 to 1980. The museum includes a schoolroom on the second floor. To visit the Museum call: (203) 758-5503. Museum open Apr. – Dec. by appt.

Second Company Governors Horse Guard


4 Wildlife Dr., Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown, CT 06010. Phone: (203) 270-9246. One of the oldest Army Horse Cavalry Units in the U.S. This all-volunteer State Militia Unit has a herd of 36 horses that performs in special events and parades. Cavalry military training of horse and rider takes place throughout the year. The public is welcome to visit the horses during regular drill hours April - Oct. Thurs. 7-10 pm and Nov. - March on Sun. 10 am - 2 pm. Annual Open House in September. If you are planning to observe a mounted drill, please call or email thehorseguard@gmail.com. All dates are subject to change, and some drills do not include mounted activities.

Seth Thomas ­ Bradstreet House Museum

237 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-5253. Greek Revival c. 1820s home of daughter of famed clockmaker Seth Thomas. Interpreted as a 19th c. Victorian home and furnished with antiques, clocks & information about the Seth Thomas Family and their descendants. Open Sat. 11-3 May – June, & Sept.- Oct. Free admission. Private Tours for 4-10, or by appt.

Seymour Historical Society Museum

59 West St., Seymour, CT 06483.

(203) 888-7471. The Society's museum offers changing exhibits of local memorabilia and displays collections of Seymour artifacts, including photos, school memorabilia and local military photos/items. Special programs offered throughout the year. Tours by appt.

Sharon Historical Society

18 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069.

(860) 364-5688. Community museum featuring changing art exhibits by regional artists, rotating history exhibits and a reference library. Bookstore. Wed.-Fri. 12-4, Sat. 10-2 & by appt.