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. 

Calling all Artists & Crafters

The Danbury Museum is hosting its 11th annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair and we are looking for local vendors. The Holiday Shoppe is held in our Huntington Hall, from Tuesday - Saturday, from November 24 through December 22, 2018. 

The information letter and registration forms are downloadable below, and if you have further questions, don't hesitate to call us at 203.743.5200 for full details.

Vendor Info & Registration

Holiday Shoppe Vendor Fee


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Reserve your vendor table for our Holiday Shoppe today!

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. 

Continuing the Cursive conversation

Cocktails & Cursive

There was a tremendous response to our Cursive Camp from adults--some who had never been taught to write in cursive when they were in elementary school, and some who wished for a refresher course. 

We were listening! Join us for an adult beverage and a lot of fun as we present Cocktails & Cursive. On Friday, November 16th, from 5-7 pm, we will host an evening of reading and writing in cursive. Kathy Johnson who taught our campers will be teaching these evenings as well and there will be activities for both the beginner and more experienced writers among us. 

Contact us at 203-743-5200 to register. 

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



Drop us a line!


Where History Hangs Its Hat


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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Please note we do not offer walk-through tours of our historic buildings.

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. 

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.

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)