Where History Hangs Its Hat

Upcoming Programs & Exhibits

Current Exhibit:  The Great War 

Danbury Answers the Call

See a full calendar of upcoming events.

See the calendar  for the Danbury Public Schools 5th Grade program 

Surviving The 18th Century  


Join us for a guided tour of the historic buildings located on our Main Street Campus. 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays only.

Pay a visit to your home for local history!

Research & Archives

 A wealth of materials

are housed in the archives at The 

Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 

We recommend scheduling 

a research visit in advance. 

Learn more about  our archives.

Learn more about Danbury's History, 

Charles Ives, Marian Anderson, 

and The Danbury Fair. 

Museum News

Fall for Local History

We're pleased to announce an exciting partnership with The Danbury Library!

All this autumn your Danbury Library card is your passport to the future as well as the past.

Show us your up-to-date Danbury Library card for FREE tours of the museum’s historic buildings every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through December 16th.

Vendors Wanted!

The Danbury Museum's Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair will be held November 25 through December 23, 2017.  

Find more information and a 

vendor application here!

Mark Your Calendars!

2018 Summer Camps 

at The Danbury Museum 

CURSIVE CAMP - June 25-30


GET TO KNOW DANBURY - August 13-17

Sell Your Old Gold!

Friends of the Danbury Museum Gold Sale Fundraiser

October 19, 20, & 21

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 

For this museum fundraiser, your checkbook stays at home and YOU go home with a check in your pocket.

Bring in your:
Broken Gold Chains and Bracelets
Single Earrings (Half Pairs), Old School Rings,

Rings with Missing Stones
Old boyfriend/girlfriend gifts
Jewelry you never wear
Gold, non-working watches
Yes, even dental gold.
Sterling silver jewelry, flatware, hollowware
Platinum and Palladium

Our good friend, Bob the gold man, will buy your "old gold" and hand you a check. Then, after the refining process, 60% of the profits will be donated, in your name, to the FRIENDS OF THE DANBURY MUSEUM. Mention Brigid's name and receive an additional 15% on whatever you sell!

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About Us

A Brief History of the Museum

Learn more about our founding and our mission here at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

Our Staff and Board Members

Meet our Staff, Board of Trustees, and Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Board Members. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the museum.

Museum Gift Shop

Our gift shop features many Danbury themed items, history-related publications, apparel and more.


The museum provides internships and volunteer opportunities for college students. 


Rent our historic property for your event, meeting or special gathering. You'll find rates and information here.

Memberships & Donations

Become a member of the Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society and help to preserve our history. The museum also gratefully accepts donations of Danbury-related items for our archives and collections.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to the Museum!

43 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, United States



Our office, exhibit space and archives are open
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Guided tours of our historic buildings take place Saturdays ONLY from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kindly schedule research appointments in advance so that
we can prepare for your visit. 

Sunday: Closed 

Monday: Closed