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Stony Creek Museum

84 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405-5744
+1 203-481-9369
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This is where the base of the Stutue of Liberty comes from!

Great history and great staff very knowledgeable. This museum tells the history of the Branford... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Quick and concise!

A good guide........stop here first. They have video and huge interesting pictures and best of all... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Southport, Connecticut
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The Stony Creek Museum celebrates the history of a small seaside village where European immigrants settled to quarry the famous pink granite used in the base of the Statue of Liberty and many Manhattan skyscrapers. The beautiful Thimble Islands offshore display a wonderful history of their own. A visit to the museum is an educational and enriching experience.
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2 Feb 2017
“This is where the base of the Stutue of Liberty comes from!”
25 Jul 2016
“Quick and concise!”
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84 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405-5744
+1 203-481-9369
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great history and great staff very knowledgeable. This museum tells the history of the Branford Area and the pink stone quarry. The Base of the Statue of Liberty comes from the pink stone quarry down in Branford. A must see.

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A good guide........stop here first. They have video and huge interesting pictures and best of all great info on the Architects responsible for granite spaces. Super for children too.

Thank Whatszat
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Really nice museum about the history of Stony Creek. Artifacts, explanations and a guide from the area.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 28 October 2015

the museum is small, but very quaint. The tour person was very informative and It is free! They only take donations. There was an old quarry nearby and they have some cool items displayed.

Thank Therese D
Reviewed 15 August 2015

A visit to the Thimbles should be accompanied by a visit to the Stony Creek Museum so that you can get a sense of the rich history of the community. Changing exhibits always reveal fascinating details about the quarries, the history of the town, and...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Charming local museum at the gateway to the village of Stony Creek. Focuses on local history with excellent exhibits and knowledgable volunteers, whose families have lived in the area for generations. Exhibits highlight quarry industry, shell fishing, boating, local commerce, and much, much more. Recent...More

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This delightful museum reflected so much of what makes Stony Creek a special place: long history of hard working skilled trades; beautiful homes and views; honest, forthright people; multi-generations putting down deep roots. I lived in Stony Creek from 1967-1977 and have come to love...More

Thank snappytoes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This museum is in an old firehouse. While not very large, the exhibit that we saw, about the hurricane of 1938 was fascinating. They also had a recently discovered trunk from a quarry worker that was on display. Well worth a look.

1  Thank mimibev
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Cute little New England Museum packed with town history Lot of information on the granite quarries and the history of the vacation community. Docents are so friendly and keen to share all the history of this lovely area. Well worth the visit.

Thank RPK1990
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Stony Creek Museum's special exhibit when we visited focused on the great hurricane of 1938, and the artifacts for that were great. We learned some new facts about the area, too. We were a little disappointed that photos of Stony Creek were either 1900ish or...More

Thank 35805Jane_H_11
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