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Danbury Museum & Historical Society

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Address: 43 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810-8011
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+1 203-743-5200
09:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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The main house is OK but nothing special. But the history of the area’s hatting industry and Marian Anderson’s Studio and history make it worth a visit. Also sponsors a number... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The main house is OK but nothing special. But the history of the area’s hatting industry and Marian Anderson’s Studio and history make it worth a visit. Also sponsors a number of activities.

1 Thank TheGranddad
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband is a history teacher and he has used this site to teach his High School students about the history of Danbury. What a great resource for research as well.

1 Thank Noreen236
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Danbury has such an incredibly rich and exciting hidden history! Where better to learn all about it than the Danbury Museum! Stop in and meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff, check out the gift shop, see where Marian Anderson rehearsed and learn about hatting! A must see for anyone who lives or works in Danbury and the surrounding area!

1 Thank Coffee4life
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Growing up in Danbury, this place had many things to bring back great memories of the old Danbury. It is not packed full of things....I wish they had more....but it was very interesting and fun to look at what they had.

Thank gurr10
Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We knew it by the name of "The Scott Fanton Museum" as kids. Now, it is a place to learn about our history and how we have come to be Danbury!. Bridget and Dianne are awesome at telling our history! They are mesmerizing!

Thank sajacob
DHdmhs, Research Specialist at Danbury Museum & Historical Society, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your glowing review of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. You are welcome to visit anytime for our tour, a visit to the archives, an exhibit or other special event program. Your enthusiasm for the museum and local history is greatly appreciated! More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The Danbury Museum hosts many good exhibits . There is currently one on Danbury in the 1950s. It's well done, as usual . It's also a good place for anyone doing research on local history . Bridget , the Director, is delightful too, as Is the rest of the staff. I'd check their website for the myseum's schedule before heading... More 

Thank Steve F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

A nice slice of American history! It's a beautiful spot. Very informative;the staff really knows their stuff. They are also incredibly friendly! Come on down to Main street and go back in time!

Thank DinDaBoonies
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I just love coming to the Museum. Always new exhibits, Knowledgeable staff, friendly. I am a danbury native for 57 years. It is a wonderful place to learm about your community and history of Danbury. Several buildings, hat factory , Marian Andersen. they have it all Everyone should visit several times a year.

1 Thank sdMarianobrothersinc
Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

The staff was so friendly and well informed. There is some very nice items for sale. A lot of displays of informational items also.

Thank Levi S
Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Awesome display of your quaint history. Stopping in only a few of the buildings was not enough! We will return to finish off our journey next year (more during the summer though). A lovely museum!

Thank Napoleon T

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