Visit 17 world-class museums and historic sites throughout Connecticut, and the lively communities in which they reside.
Explore the Connecticut Art Trail ... seventeen world-class museums and historic sites from bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Discover diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.
Purchase the ART PASS for $25 and visit all 17 museums for one low price, valid for ONE YEAR.
Now more than ever, it's easy to make the Connecticut Art Trail the centerpiece of your next travel experience. Visit each museum's page for recommended lodging, dining and area attractions near each museum, Packages for special lodging deals and Trail Getaways for recommended itineraries.
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The Mattatuck Museum features a dynamic, regional history exhibit designed to engage audiences of all ages with interactive displays, oral histories, historic movie clips, and a Conversations Table ... one of only four in the US. Art galleries house a permanent collection of work by Connecticut artists from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including American giants John Trumbull, Erastus Salisbury Field, Frederic Church, John Frederick Kensett, Kay Sage, Arshile Gorky, Yves Tanguy, Peter Poskas, Abe Ajay and Alexander Calder; and changing exhibitions of contemporary artists. First Thursday after-hours events feature music, hors d’oeuvres and wine. The museum is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past, and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections of national significance that interpret the history of the region and the art of Connecticut.
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. Closed Mondays & major holidays.
Convenient free parking behind the museum on Park Street.
Admission: Adults age 16 and over $5, seniors age 65+ $4, children under age 16 free. Free Museum Sundays are offered on the second Sunday of every month.