Norwalk Historical Society Museum - Self-Guided Tours

Norwalk Historical Society Museum - Self-Guided Tours

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$3 – $5

Take a self-guided tour of the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.

About this event

Self-guided tours of the Norwalk Historical Society Museum are Wednesday - Saturday at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm.

Please read our visitor guidelines below before buying tickets!

Explore nine exhibitions that highlight Norwalk's rich history. Exhibitions include:

  • “Caught in the Crosshairs: The Secret of the Norden Bombsight” curated by Judith Bacal
  • “Destination Norwalk: African-American Migration from the South, 1940 – 1970” curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz
  • “Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service” and “Form, Function, Family: Silver from the Norwalk Historical Society and City of Norwalk Collections” both curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
  • “Margaret Hoyt Smith Norwalk’s First Female Architect” curated by Lynn Friedman
  • “New Deal, New Day: WPA Artists at Work and Play” curated by Valerie A. Cooper
  • “Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections” curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
  • “Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity” co-curated by Leslie Korzennik & Scott Kuykendall with photography by the late Tony Velez
  • “Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th-Century Norwalk” curated by Elizabeth Avery

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum’s Gift Shop will be open during self-guided tour hours. The gift shop showcases the work of local artists and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise including home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, jewelry, books, clothing, vintage-inspired toys, pottery as well as Norwalk Historical Society logo wear.


Adults: $5.00 per person

Seniors ages 65+: $3.00 per person

Youth ages 4 - 17: $3.00 per person

Children 3 and under are free

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue. The front entrance is accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue. The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.

All sales are final. No refunds.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Visitor Guidelines

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum galleries are open by online reservation; walk-ins are welcome. We prefer that you secure your timed entry by completing your reservation online and paying through Eventbrite in advance of your visit. For purposes of contact tracing, it is necessary that you provide us with complete contact information.

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is cleaned daily. An inherent risk of exposure to the coronavirus exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting the Norwalk Historical Society Museum you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. By purchasing a ticket, you also agree to abide by the Norwalk Historical Society's rules and guidelines for visitors.