New Haven Museum

Three hundred and seventy-five years of history come to life at the New Haven Museum. From the colony’s founding as a puritan village through its growth into a major industrial center and now a thriving metropolitan area, New Haven’s history is brought to life for our visitors, inspiring a rich appreciation of the City’s past, present, and future.

  • In 1862, a group of New Haven’s civic leaders organized the New Haven Colony Historical Society (today known as the New Haven Museum) to preserve the documents and artifacts of their community in a time of war and rapid change. The founders immediately began collecting furniture, paintings, photographs, manuscripts, books and ephemera, looking back over 200 years to the establishment of the Colony.
  • In order to house its extensive and growing museum and library collections, the Society constructed its present building in 1930. Designed by J. Frederick Kelly, the colonial revival building is located in a National Register Historic District, three blocks from the Green.

New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT   06510

T 203-562-4183
F 203-562-2002