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Connecticut Open House Day
June 9 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Connecticut Open House Day is Back! On June 9, this one-day event gives Connecticut residents discounted admission to museums and attractions across the state! Plan your day now! Cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state will open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover and rediscover Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives.
Join us in Connecticut for this day-long, state-wide celebration of everything that makes Connecticut great! Attractions, museums, galleries and organizations in towns and cities all across Connecticut will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors with discounted or free admission, giveaways, special offers, hands-on activities for the kids and more. It’s a great way to discover or rediscover all that is happening in our state. You can even become a Connecticut Ambassador!
Check the Connecticut website to see if your town is offering special event or discount.
Along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, explore the rich heritage of: the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem, the Butler-McCook House & Garden and the Isham-Terry House in Hartford, the Buttolph-Williams House in Wethersfield, the Hempsted Houses in New London, the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry and the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden in Suffield.
Hours & Admission to the follow houses and gardens:
- Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 12 – 4 pm, 2-for-1 admission for CT Residents
- Butler-McCook House & Garden, 12 – 4 pm, Free
- Buttolph-Williams House, 10 am – 4 pm, half price admission in partnership with the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
- Hempsted Houses, 12 – 4 pm, Free
- Isham-Terry House, 10 am – 12 pm, 2-for-1 admission for CT Residents
- Nathan Hale Homestead, 12 – 4 pm, Free
- Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, 1 – 4 pm, Free
The Hempsted Houses will be offering additional programming on Open House Day. Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth and highlight the African-American history of the Hempsted Houses and the neighborhood with the New London NAACP and New London’s OIC (Opportunities and Industrialization Center) from 12 to 4 pm. Our Juneteenth Celebration features Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project, a dramatic performance of Joan Jackson by storyteller Tammy Denease, non-profit tabling, food provided by the OIC and the New London Lion’s Club, music by Shades of Joy and DJ Frank Lo, a performance by the Lion’s Den Dancers and students from Writer’s Block Ink, games and art activities for families by Expressiones Cultural Center, tours of the houses, and much more.
For more information on each of Connecticut Landmarks’ unique properties, visit www.ctlandmarks.org.
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