The Fairfield Museum has organized two fun events on July 18 and 19 that brings history to life while getting some fresh air and exercise in the bargain!
On Saturday, July 18, take a walk around the historic town green from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will walk on the site of Fairfield’s 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” You will also stroll by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories and more await you on this fascinating journey. The walking tour is limited to 30 people and advanced, online registration is required
On Sunday, July 19, the Fairfield Museum and the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, have teamed up and are offering a unique cycling tour that will cover approximately 10 miles, starting and ending at the Museum and the historic Town Green, site of the town’s founding in 1639.
The cycling tour will explore several historic Fairfield locations including the 1750 Ogden House and the Southport setting of the Pequot Indian Swamp Fight. Bicycle tour participants are required to wear helmets and the group is limited to the first 25 people who sign up in advance.
Both tours will be led by Walter D. Matis, Program Volunteer Coordinator for the Fairfield Museum. The walking tour and the cycling tour are each priced at $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members, which includes admission to the Museum. Children interested in the cycling tour must be age 14 or older, capable of riding 10 miles and must be accompanied by a parent. Rain dates will be announced as needed.