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Welcome to the Museum of Darien

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Where our history takes shape.

Inspired by Darien’s unique story and its place in the history of New England, the Museum of Darien welcomes all ages to experience and discover the crafted objects, narratives and works of art that have shaped this community — from its earliest beginnings to today.


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10 April
Celebration in Honor of Town Historian, Marian Castell
Please join us as we celebrate and honor Marian Castell, who has spent four decades preserving the historic buildings in the Town of Darien.
09 May
Lecture by Nick Bellantoni: Hiking Ruins of Southern New England
$25 Non-Member, $20 Member
Join us for this informative lecture! Hiking Ruins of Southern New England is a guide to hiking archaeological sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
19 May
HisTOURy Tour: Artists, Authors and Actors in Darien: A Bus Tour of Their Historic Homes
Adult $75, Student $49
Visit several home interiors on our bus tour, and see and learn about many more buildings along the way!
27 May
Memorial Day Parade 2024
Join the annual Memorial Day Parade celebration with the Museum of Darien.

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We maintain a large collection of historic costumes and accessories dating from the mid 18th century to the present.

Circa 1779 Map
Uncover the route to Darien’s past through thousands of historical documents preserved in our Library archive
Our quilt collection’s reputation is sewn up tight — it’s one of the finest in New England
Star Spangled Banners
The Museum of Darien has a stellar collection of flags, and one dating to the Civil War.
1867 Silk Reception Dress
With over 3,000 antique dresses spanning three centuries of fashion, MoD’s Costume Collection is the best dressed in the region.
Federal Tall Case Clock circa 1808
The Bates Scofield Homestead is filled with artifacts from an earlier time in Darien