Keeler Tavern Museum

A living museum of colonial history within the town of Ridgefield, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The past comes alive as costumed guides lead tours through room settings that portray life in rural Connecticut from the early 18th century to the mid 20th century. Visitors will see period furnishings, and changing exhibits from the Museum's collections, as well as the Museum's famous cannonball lodged in an outer wall in 1777. At the classic Cass Gilbert Garden House built in 1915, they'll overlook a brick walled garden with reflecting pool and rose arbors.
Contact Info
Address: 132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Fairfield County. Tel: 203-438-5485. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 min. Cost: Fee.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue