Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street

Danbury, CT 06810

Exhibit hall/archives open Tues thru Sat, 10 to 4. 

Tours SATURDAY ONLY, 10 to 3. 


“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy--they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” --Marcel Proust

The Danbury Museum mourns the loss of one of our family, Patricia J. Durkin. Gardener, museum volunteer for more than 20 years, and most of all a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her wit, talent, and style were incomparable—and she was most generous with all of them. 

In honor of Patricia, the Danbury Museum will be closed on Wednesday, December 19th, so that our staff, volunteers, and friends and family may pay their respects and attend the  services.

Even Santa Needs a Reminder!

We know you've already sent off your official letters to Santa, but if you'd like to send him a reminder--you know, for the really important stuff!--you can drop off those extra hints in our retired USPS post box throughout the holiday season.

And while you're here, there are gifts for everyone on your list--from jewelry and books to holiday decor and ornaments. 

**We've heard through the Elf-line that Ol' St Nick loves seeing notes written in cursive, so this is a great chance to brush up on your handwriting skills. We'd hate for you to get boots when you'd asked for boats!**

Winter Weather policy


The Danbury Museum follows the lead of the Danbury Public Schools for closings and cancellations. Our winter weather policy is that if the Danbury Public Schools are closed due to winter weather, so is the museum. On delayed opening days the museum opens at noon and on early dismissals the museum closes at 1 pm. 

The most up-to-date information on schedule changes for the Danbury Museum will always be on our social media--so please consult our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds that are linked above. Thank you!

The Danbury Museum in the News!

The Comeback of Cursive

We were thrilled when the Washington Post visited our Cursive Camp in August and we look forward to continuing the important #CursiveConversation during the coming months. 

If you missed the article--and great photos of our Cursive Campers--you can read HERE. 

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 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

Guided tours of our historic buildings take place on Saturdays only from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tours are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and FREE for members of FDMHSA. We do not offer walk-through tours of of our historic buildings.

Sunday: Closed 

Monday: Closed


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



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2017 Danbury Museum by the Numbers

As 2018 begins and we near the completion of our 75th year this April, we look back with pride at what we have accomplished in 2017, and we look forward to what we can do in the coming year with your continued support.  

We're proud to be the stewards of Danbury's past, holding it in trust for Danbury's future.

2017 Danbury Museum by the Numbers (pdf)