Where History Hangs Its Hat


Current Exhibit and Programs

Art from the Inside - An exhibit of artwork created by at the inmates of Danbury's Federal Correctional Institution.



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


Research & Archives

  A wealth of materials are housed in the archives at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 

Your Home for Local History

Danbury History

Discover Danbury's rich and fascinating history from our founding to the present day.

Danbury Crowns Them All

Find out more about why Danbury was once known as:
"The Hat Capital of The World."

Educators Corner

The Educators Corner is a place for teachers to find ideas, materials, and links for presenting Danbury History to their students.

Charles Ives

Charles Ives, Danbury's native son, was a Pulitzer-prize winning composer often referred to as "The Father of Modern American Music." 

Marian Anderson

American contralto, the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera and one of the most celebrated voices of the twentieth century.  Marian Anderson made Danbury her home for over fifty years.

Danbury Fair

Explore The Great Danbury State Fair - one of the most popular Danbury-related history topics.

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
Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Guided Tours of our historic properties
offered on Saturday only.

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

Sunday: Closed  


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