The Fairfield Museum and History Center has spearheaded the revitalization of Fairfield’s historic Town Green campus to create a dynamic destination that will connect art, performance, history and visitors to the community.
The new center for cultural activity – The Museum Commons – has launched this summer and will offer live theater, festivals, concerts and more! Two public buildings on the Museum Commons the Victorian Cottage and Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780) will have new exhibitions.
More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum and History Center. The exhibits will be interactive and hands-on experiences for adults, children and families and will interweave topics such as society, the environment, family life, politics and agriculture. These exhibits are linked to the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past.
The properties will be open Friday – Sundays from 10am – 2pm beginning on June 10 through Labor Day. Tickets are available at the Fairfield Museum. There will also be a special guided tour every Saturday at 1 p.m. of the Sun Tavern that is free with admission to the Fairfield Museum and History Center. On Fridays at 11 a.m. on June 16, 30, July 14, 28 and August 11 & 25 there will be story time at the Victorian Cottage for children ages 3+. This program is also free with admission to the museum.
If you prefer to explore Fairfield’s historic town Green on your own, download a copy of their walking tour and set off on a stroll of this historic neighborhood. This trail is well signed and very informative making it easy to navigate as well as interesting.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center is located in Fairfield on 370 Beach Street.