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Your contribution is vital to our continued success, and your support allows us to keep Darien’s history alive!

The Museum of Darien is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.



  • All Benefactor Benefits plus:
  • Private guided tour of Darien’s historic sites


  • All Patron Benefits plus:
  • Small group guided tour of Darien’s historic sites
  • Named recognition in MoD lobby


  • All Friend Benefits plus:
  • The Story of Darien by Ken Reiss (retail value: $60)


  • All Member Benefits plus:
  • Private tour of MoD and Archives


  • Invitations and complementary admission for one household to MoD Exhibitions and Museum
  • Special Member pricing to ticketed events
  • Access to MoD Historical Library and Archives

*Rolling annual membership from date of donation.


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The Museum of Darien is home to our town’s story, from its earliest beginnings right up to the present day.

With a welcoming new name, traveling exhibits and an interactive website, the Museum of Darien continues to preserve our towns treasures.

The mission forged in 1953 by the founders of the Darien Historical Society remains our guiding principle today:

We tell Darien’s story.

Help us continue telling the story of the place we call home.  Become a member today.


We depend upon volunteers for our success in all aspects of our operations.

Whether you can help us on-going or event specific, we’d love to have you!

  • Serve as docent
  • Become an Education Volunteer
  • Assist at events and exhibition openings

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 203.655.9233 or

College Internships

Gain valuable experience by delving into the world of museums! The Museum of Darien offers a limited number of annual student internships. Contact us at for application.

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.