The Keeler Tavern Museum has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel for travelers, home
image 1of noted architect Cass Gilbert and, since 1966, a museum. Now decorated with period furnishings, and changing exhibits from the Museum's collections, its 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. As part of your tour you will be shown the Museum's famous cannonball lodged in an outer wall in 1777.

The classic Cass Gilbert Garden House built in 1915 for his wife, Julia, overlooks a brick walled garden with reflecting pool and rose arbors. Its 25' x 50' space, an available banquet facility, is suitable for up to 100 guests. It provides an ideal location for weddings, cocktail parties, concerts, business meetings, lectures and other ocassions.


Tour Schedule

February - December: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Each tour is approximately 45 minutes and is lead by guides in period costumes. The last tour begins at 3:20 pm.

The Museum is closed on all Federal holidays and Easter Sunday.


Larger Groups

To ensure a smooth visit, groups of 10 or more should make advance reservations. Groups should arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time and should allow a total of 1 hour for the visit. To book a group tour, call 203-438-5485 or e-mail us


The Keeler Tavern Museum is
listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.
Where History Lives!

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