Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission though donations are gratefully accepted.

Discover Danbury's Role at Home and Abroad During World War I.

Sponsorship provided by 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy's Fuels.


During the summer season, the museum will offer tours of our historic buildings Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Labor Day.

Be sure to visit the John & Mary Rider House (c.1785), The John Dodd Hat Shop (c.1790), The Marian Anderson Studio and The Little Red Schoolhouse while you're here!

Kids Summer Camps 2017


This is the final week to register for our Cursive Camp happening June 26 through June 30th.

  Payment and forms are due by Friday, June 23rd.

There are still spaces for both the Calligraphy & Cartography Camps happening in July and August!

For information regarding our Cursive, Calligraphy, & Cartography camps,

 please visit the Exhibits and Events page

Pour Me Partners With Us!

Pour Me Coffee & Wine Café in Danbury's Historic Downtown District!

As an urban enthusiast and entrepreneur, owner Andrea Gartner has put together an amazing group of team members ready to serve you, morning, noon and night at her new fast-fine eatery concept, Pour Me Coffee & Wine Café located at 274 Main Street in Danbury’s resurgent downtown.   At Pour Me, they’re committed to serving best-ingredient food & drink to fuel & fortify people to do their good in the world! 

"I hope to see you soon at Pour Me where we’re working hard to bring the whole universe to Downtown Danbury!" - Andrea Gartner

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week!

Monday to Wednesday: 6am to 10pm

Thursdat & Friday: 6am to 11 pm

Saturday: 8am to 11 pm

Sunday: 8 am to 9 pm

Enjoy grab and go/quick-serve for breakfast and lunch; then it’s bistro dining after 5PM.  An outdoor patio is coming soon!  

Stop by for Pour Me's Grand Opening celebrations on June 16, 2017.

You'll love the 'Danbury Crowns Them All' wall...created with a historic photo from The Danbury Museum archives!

A Special Offer for Museum Visitors

Drop by The Danbury Museum to see our World War I exhibit, The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., up a special offer postcard and bring it to Pour Me for a breakfast item (burrito, smoothie, pastry, muffin or small bowl) "on the house." 

Celebrating 75 Years!

"This homestead can ever be a reminder of the quality of our fathers lives. This building, was built to remind us that 'what is excellent is permanent.' This building was built, not for the opportune moment but for the years. You can see, this homestead was built for generation after generation."  - Aaron C. Coburn, headmaster of The Wooster School.

Please consider making a donation today in honor of our 75th anniversary -- Happy Birthday Danbury Museum! Your gift will help to establish an endowment fund so that The Danbury Museum may continue its mission for generations to come.

Thank you, as always, for your continued and generous support.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

We're a Blue Star Museum!

Join Us During the Summer of 2017

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.  Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Click here for a list of Blue Star Museums nationwide!

Where History Hangs Its Hat

Upcoming Programs & Exhibits

Check out all of the history and happenings at The Danbury Museum here.


Join us for a guided tour of the historic buildings located on our Main Street Campus. Tours are currently offered on Saturdays only.

Research & Archives

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

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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