Where History Hangs Its Hat

Upcoming Programs & Exhibits


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. 

Learn more about Danbury's History, 

Charles Ives, Marian Anderson, 

and The Danbury Fair. 

Museum News

Museum Day Live

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is pleased to once again be a participating partner and featured venue for Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Fall for Local History!


An exciting partnership with The Danbury Library!

Your Danbury Library card is your passport to the past at the Danbury Museum every Saturday from September 23 through December 16th!

Fall for hometown history and 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.

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!

Subscribe to our Email Newsletter

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. 

Extended hours for Guided Tours of our historic buildings during the summer months.
Tours take place Tuesday through Saturday from

 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Sunday: Closed