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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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05 December
Sip & Create: Boxwood Tree Trimming
Decorate our trees and sip champagne with new friends in anticipation of the holiday season!
07 December
MoD Members Holiday Party
For Members, Donors, Volunteers and Friends!
08 December
Visit with Santa
Visits with Santa will take place in our Homestead between 3pm-5pm. Caregivers are free to take their own photos. Donations made that day benefit the museum’s educational programs. Please RSVP to ekoch@museumofdarien.org
08 December
Silhouette Portraits
These beautiful works of art are an ideal holiday gift, and a family heirloom that can be passed down through the generations.

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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Uncover the route to Darien’s past through thousands of historical documents preserved in our Library archive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