Local Museums

Stratford is home to a wonderful array of museums and cultural institutions.

Photo of the Ruby and Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum

Photo of the Ruby and Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum, courtesy of their website

The Ruby and Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum

Location: 952 East Broadway
Hours:  Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat – 10am-5pm
Closed: Tues, Friday & Sun
Fee to enter: Free
Feature/exhibits: Collection of artifacts which reflect decades of turbulent times for African Americans in the United States.

 

 

 

Photo of the Veterans Museum, courtesy of their website

Photo of the Veterans Museum, courtesy of their website

 

Veterans Museum

Location: 5952 Main Street

Hours:   Open: Wed – 1-3pm, Sat – 10am-2pm, Sun – 1-3pm
Closed: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday
Fee to enter: Free
Feature/exhibits: Stories and artifacts on our town’s veterans (any man or woman who served in the Armed Forces, was honorably discharged, and are (or were) residents of Stratford, CT.

 

Photo of the National Helicopter Museum

Photo of the National Helicopter Museum, courtesy of their website

National Helicopter Museum

Location: 2480 Main St
Hours: Friday through Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm from Memorial Day to mid-October.
Fee to enter: This is a free Museum, although donations are appreciated.
Feature/exhibits: Model of first helicopter flight in Stratford in 1939, an actual Sikorsky S-76 cockpit and a computer based helicopter flight simulator.

 

 

Photo of Boothe Park

Photo of Boothe Park, courtesy of their website

Boothe Park/Boothe Memorial Museum

Location: 5774 Main St. Putney
Hours: “Open memorial day to Labor day Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee to enter: The Park grounds are open and free of charge, year round
Feature/exhibits: Collection of buildings including a carriage house, Americana Museum, miniature lighthouse and windmill, a clocktower museum, a trolley station, a chapel and a blacksmith shop. The original Sikorsky Bridge toll booth from the Merritt Parkway is located on the museum grounds.

 

Photo of Judson House

Photo of Judson House, courtesy of their website

Judson House

Location: 967 Academy Hill Road
Hours: Tuesday and Friday from 10AM to 2PM
Fee to enter: Free
Feature/exhibits: Georgian architecture, period pieces of Stratford origin.  Early piano which belonged to William Samuel Johnson, a Stratford resident, framer of the U.S. Constitution, and the first president of Columbia University.

 

 

 

Photo of the Air and Space Museum, courtesy of their website

Photo of the Air and Space Museum, courtesy of their website

CT Air & Space Museum

Location: 550 South Main Street
Hours: Sat & Sun: 10am- 4pm
Fee to enter:     Adults: $10
Vets: $7
Kids +6: $5
Feature/exhibits: Vintage aircraft, memorabilia, and artifacts that pertain to Connecticut, both inside and out.

 

 

Photo of the Merritt Parkway Museum

Photo of the Merritt Parkway Museum, courtesy of their website

Merritt Parkway Museum

Location: Ryders Landing Shopping Center, 6580 Main Street
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm
Fee to enter: Free
Feature/exhibits: Archives, photos and a 30-minute video describing the early challenges of building the Merritt.

 

 

 

 

Photo of Perry House, courtesy of their website

Photo of Perry House, courtesy of their website

Perry House

Location: 1128 West Broad Street
Hours: Hours vary- call to set up time
Fee to enter: Free
Feature/exhibits: Archives, historical building.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays for the summer