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Putnam Memorial State Park image
Redding, CT
(range: 2 miles)
Putnam Memorial State Park hosts many, many great learning programs throughout the year and is well worth the trip. May is Living History School Days month; The annual Summer Craftsman Program runs 8 weeks in July and August; Living History Weekend complete with mock battle skirmishes is held in the Fall; the annual Winter Walk is always informative and held in December. Museum: The building contains exhibits and historical material related to Redding’s encampments. Open 11am to 5pm daily, Memorial Day thru Columbus Day. (This excerpt taken from the Putnam Memorial State Park website)
Collis P. Huntington State Park image
Redding, CT
(range: 3 miles)
Life-like sculptures of bears and wolves welcome your arrival to this peaceful and tranquil setting featuring open fields and dense woodlands. The park was donated to the citizens of Connecticut by the internationally renowned Huntington family. (This excerpt taken from the Collis P. Huntington State Park website)
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Wilton, CT
(range: 4 miles)
Visit the home and studio of America's most beloved Impressionist, J. Alden Weir, and walk in the footsteps of generations of world-class artists. Set amidst more than 60 acres of painterly woods, fields, and waterways, you’ll soon see why Weir described his home as the "Great Good Place." Weir’s farm is a national legacy to American Impressionism, the creative spirit, and historic preservation. (This excerpt taken from the Weir Farm website)
Enjoy movies, theatre, and other entertaining performances at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut! Check out our upcoming shows here! (This excerpt taken from the Ridgefield Playhouse website)
In 1965, a handful of Ridgefield residents banded together to form a small theater group dedicated to providing community theater. This not-for-profit organization grew into the Ridgefield Workshop for the Performing Arts, Inc. Housed in a rustic converted dairy barn leased from the town of Ridgefield, the Workshop continues to produce an ongoing series of comedies, dramas, and musicals. We maintain a production schedule of four shows per year, with performers chosen through open auditions. The cast and crew of every show run the gamut from raw amateurs to seasoned professionals. (This excerpt taken from the Ridgefield Theater Barn website)
Founded by art collector and fashion designer Larry Aldrich in 1964, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the oldest contemporary art museums in the United States. The Museum is one of the few independent, non-collecting institutions in the country and the only museum in Connecticut solely dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. (This excerpt taken from the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum website)
Tarrywile Park, a 722 acre municipal park is open to all the residents of the Greater Danbury area community. The Park, once an active Dairy farm and fruit orchard is now home to 21 miles of hiking trails, 2 ponds, a lake and several picnic areas. Campsites are available for those looking to enjoy a rustic and unique experience at Connecticut’s largest municipally-owned park. A variety of sites are located within the park to accommodate your needs, download our Hiking Trails Guide for the locations of the campsites. (This excerpt taken from the Tarrywile Park & Mansion website)
The Danbury Railway Museum is located in the heart of Danbury, Connecticut. Our fully restored train station, built in 1903, houses a collection of historically significant artifacts and a research library covering railroading’s rich heritage in New England and the northeast United States. Just behind the station is an extensive rail yard, featuring over 60 pieces of historic railroad equipment and rolling stock.  (This excerpt taken from the Danbury Railway Museum website)
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Wilton, CT
(range: 7 miles)
Since 1937, the mission of The Wilton Playshop has been to further the performing arts by providing quality live theatre to the greater Wilton area, and by doing so, provide an educational and growing experience for all involved. (This excerpt taken from the Wilton Playshop website)
The Discovery Museum is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area families, schools, and other groups. Founded in 1958, opened to the public in 1962, and originally named the Museum of Art, Science, and Industry (or commonly referred to using the acronym MASI), Discovery Museum has offered interactive learning opportunities to generations of local residents.  (This excerpt taken from the The Discovery Museum website)
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