Our Vision

Whether it’s a 17th century blanket chest owned by a Middlesex family, a hand-sewn flag from the Civil War era, or an early photograph of a Darien school principal, we believe in the power of objects to convey stories and construct larger meanings.

From its earliest, humblest beginnings as Middlesex Parish, we show how a struggling farm community along the Long Island Sound shoreline evolved into the prosperous community we know today.

We tell Darien’s story.


Our Mission

The Mission of the Museum of Darien is to maintain, collect, preserve and exhibit materials of local historic value and to educate the community about its heritage. It is through the diligent performance of this Mission that  the Museum will bring a greater sense of community to the residents of Darien, by helping them to understand and to honor and preserve its heritage as they shape its future.

Organized Exhibitions

Unique Objects From Darien's History

Years of Operation

Annual Visitors