With a rich heritage, numerous museums and landmarks, and over 3,000 art institutions, history buffs will never run out of places to explore in Fairfield County.
If you’re planning to go on a historic tour of the region, you should definitely mark these interesting destinations on your map:
At this Norwalk attraction, visitors can join a printmaking tour and gain more knowledge regarding the history of printing, as well as how it compares with today’s trends. The center is located inside a 19th century stone carriage house, where visitors can witness and participate in various printmaking demonstrations involving traditional tools and materials.
Visitors can take a relaxing cruise from Norwalk Harbor to get to Sheffield Island, where they can walk on a scenic nature trail at the end of which is Sheffield Island Light. The historic lighthouse was built in 1868 and shares the same architectural design with other well-known lighthouses such as the Great Captain Island Lighthouse, Morgan Point Lighthouse, and Old Field Point Light.
Wilton is a historical town located in Norwalk River Valley. Here, visitors can get a unique look back in time, as the town is home to two 18th century chimney houses that feature an art gallery, a fascinating vintage toy collection, working blacksmith demonstrations, and 14 period rooms from the colonial and Victorian eras.
The Philip Johnson Glass House is located in New Canaan, and is considered a National Trust Historic Site. Join a walking tour that will take you through Glass House itself, art galleries, and various exhibits.
Located in Norwalk, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is one of the country’s earliest surviving Second Empire-style country houses. The beautiful mansion is a perfect example of Victorian-era architecture and features beautifully ornate Gilded Age interiors and furniture.