Making History Whole

The Westport Museum for History and Culture is dedicated to embracing the truths of history so that all can see themselves in our American story.

Come visit the Past!

We are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Admission is free for members and children 10 and under. $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

Everyone’s story matters.

We believe that history is essential for creating a more equitable, just, and inclusive future.

What’s On at the Museum

Explore our exhibits! All exhibitions are included with your admission. Look for interactive and virtual components in every gallery.

Bittersweet: Chocolate in the American Colonies

Experience the growing, harvesting, and historical process of making cocoa in Westport Museum’s hands-on exhibition that explores the connection between chocolate and Westport’s mercantile past in the 18th and 19th century.

I Thee Wed: Bridal Fashion from the Collections

Explore several examples of wedding gowns — both white and the less traditional. Discover how these iconic dresses and their place in the world of fashion relate to wealth, class, gender, and women’s rights.

Legacy: the Adairs of Westport

For nearly one hundred years Benjamin Adair and his descendants called Westport home. Rediscovered in 2020, their legacy is re-explored in this exhibit built using artifacts from descendants.

A memorable experience you’ll never forget.

At Westport Museum we reveal unusual histories in a fun, enjoyable way. Come experience your own ‘A-HA!’ moment.

Programs & Events

Certain program offerings require five or more participants to hold. Let us know what events you’d like to attend!

Volunteer at the museum

Join the Westport Museum team as a volunteer or intern and get the opportunity to work with artifacts, assist with exhibition and program creation, and work on research in our archive.

“I never knew a history museum experience could be this interesting. My kids can’t stop talking about it. We can’t wait to come back again!”

Susan W., parent of three